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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..

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..

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,..

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..

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..

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..

Developing Effective Relationships with the Geriatric Care Community

By Valerie Peterson, J.D. October 11, 2017

Establishing strong relationships with professionals who work with seniors and their families is..

What Is Happening With the Affordable Care Act?

By Valerie Peterson, J.D. September 6, 2017

This week, the Senate will do something it hasn’t done in seven years: hold bipartisan hearings..

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