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ElderDocx updated to comply with new VA rules

By Valerie Peterson, J.D. November 21, 2018

I am excited to announce ElderDocx® has been updated to comply with the new VA pension eligibility..

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

By Valerie Peterson, J.D. November 2, 2018

It is November and the kickoff to National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month!  According to the ..

New VA Rules Drastically Change VA Planning

By Valerie Peterson, J.D. September 19, 2018

On September 18, 2018, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amended the rules regarding..

The Future is Here: How Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things Can Help the Elderly – Part 2

By Valerie Peterson, J.D. July 17, 2018

Technological innovations designed to help seniors live longer, more fulfilling lives are starting..

The Future is Here: How Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things (IoT) Can Help the Elderly – Part 1

By Valerie Peterson, J.D. July 11, 2018

Technological innovations designed to help seniors live longer, more fulfilling lives are starting..

Elder Law Immersion Camp Ah-ha Moments

By Valerie Peterson, J.D. May 1, 2018

At the end of every member exclusive Elder Law Immersion & Practice-Building Camp, we have ..

New Spending Package Includes Special Ed Funding and Kevin and Avonte’s Law

By Valerie Peterson, J.D. April 6, 2018

In March, President Donald Trump signed off on a massive $1.3 trillion federal budget that will..

Should a dementia patient be able to refuse food and water?

By Valerie Peterson, J.D. April 4, 2018

Last year we reported on a case in Oregon where a husband was unable to force a nursing home to..

Trump Nominates Replacement for VA Secretary

By Valerie Peterson, J.D. March 30, 2018

President Trump recently announced that he will nominate the current White House physician, Ronny..

What is a Medicaid Asset Protection Trust

By Valerie Peterson, J.D. February 27, 2018

A common question we get from attorneys that have never practiced elder law is "What is a Medicaid..

Nursing Home Costs See Biggest Increase in 13 Years

By Valerie Peterson, J.D. October 27, 2017

The cost of long-term care just keeps going up.  Those are the findings of the Genworth 2017 Cost..

President Trump's October Executive Order and the Impact on Obamacare

By Valerie Peterson, J.D. October 16, 2017

On Thursday, October 12th, President Trump signed an executive order aimed at taking action on..

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