Volume 35 Issue 4

Are Firearms Taking a Back Seat in Estate Planning?

By  Maria C. Hull, Esq.
Estate planning attorneys are in a perfect position to initiate conversations about gun ownership and dementia by making it a normal part of a more extensive long-term care planning discussion.

Advocating for Authentically Non-Institutional Care

By  Eric M. Carlson, Esq.
Under the HCBS Settings Rule, HCBS recipients must receive services in settings that are non-institutional in how recipients are treated, not merely in licensure.

Must Sole Benefit Trusts Contain Payback Provisions?

By  Robert A. Mason, CELA, CAP
A sole benefit trust (SBT) is a powerful but misunderstood tool in the Medicaid planning toolbox.

The Value of an Integrated Law Practice: Knowing When to Reinvent

By  Bryan J. Adler, CELA
Also called a “holistic practice,” an integrated law practice brings together legal and non-legal professionals to provide a deeper (and possibly broader) representation to clients.

PAELA’s Investment in Education and Public Policy Pays Off

By  Tammy A. Weber, CELA
NAELA’s Pennsylvania chapter recently became an accredited CLE provider, and is advocating for a law that will require nursing homes to provide notice to residents on the right to an elder law attorney.

We Are Better Together

By  Rajiv Nagaich, Fellow, CAP
Diversity of perspective is NAELA’s superpower. Let’s make the most of it.

Area Agencies on Aging Are Allies for Elder Law Attorneys

By  Michael Knaapen
Area Agencies on Aging, or AAAs, are an important and unique feature of the American social service infrastructure for older adults, and they can serve as crucial partners for elder law attorneys.

President’s Message: The Power of NAELA Lies in Our Amazing Member Community

By  Bridget O’Brien Swartz, Esq.
I hit the ground running as soon as my term began on June 1, and it has been busy ever since!

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