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Financial Elder Abuse: New York State Prevalence, Interventions, & Future Directions, Danen Danielak 2016 The College at Brockport

Financial Elder Abuse: New York State Prevalence, Interventions, & Future Directions, Danen Danielak

Senior Honors Theses

Millions of older adults living in the United States are victims of elder abuse and financial exploitation is the most common form of abuse. Additionally, the adult population age 65 and older is projected to more than double by 2060 (Colby & Ortman, 2015) which will increase the likelihood of elder abuse. New York State has a substantial older adult population, was the focus of largest and most comprehensive elder abuse prevalence study, and utilizes multiple forms of financial abuse interventions including the widely supported use of multidisciplinary teams. Thus, the purpose of this thesis is to describe the prevalence and ...


Productivity And Affinity In The Age Of Dignity, Stephen Lee 2016 University of California, Irvine School of Law

Productivity And Affinity In The Age Of Dignity, Stephen Lee

Michigan Law Review

This Review proceeds as follows. Part I summarizes The Age of Dignity. Part II explains how this segment of immigrant workers challenges the productivity/affinity binary that dominates immigration law’s formal migration rules. Part III shows how this binary sets up dual migration streams, both of which could account for future flows of care workers. As Part III shows, the example of the eldercare industry nicely illustrates how the employment based and family-based migration systems simply represent two different ways of filling labor needs. I then conclude.


Judge Halts End-Of-Life Decision-Making For Nursing Home Patients, Bob Egelko 2016 SFGate.com

Judge Halts End-Of-Life Decision-Making For Nursing Home Patients, Bob Egelko

Interviews

An Alameda County judge has ordered state health officials to stop allowing doctors at nursing homes to administer psychiatric drugs or make end-of-life decisions for patients the doctors consider mentally incompetent. An interview with Professor Mort Cohen


Selective Issues In Effective Medicaid Estate Recovery Statutes, Raymond C. O'Brien 2016 The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law

Selective Issues In Effective Medicaid Estate Recovery Statutes, Raymond C. O'Brien

Catholic University Law Review

Medicaid is a joint federal-state partnership program that provides medical care to the elderly, blind, and disabled poor. Unlike Medicare, Medicaid will pay for long-term care, leading millions of persons in need of such care to “spend-down” income or assets to qualify as sufficiently needy or poor. However, the state can eventually seek recovery of expenditures made through estate recovery programs following the death of both spouses. As it currently stands, states have no choice but to become increasingly vigilant in pursuing private funds in order to pay for Medicaid expenditures. As a result, elderly citizens and their families will ...


Measuring Older Adult Confidence In The Courts And Law Enforcement, Joseph A. Hamm, Lindsey E. Wylie, Eve M. Brank 2016 Michigan State University

Measuring Older Adult Confidence In The Courts And Law Enforcement, Joseph A. Hamm, Lindsey E. Wylie, Eve M. Brank

Faculty Publications, Department of Psychology

Older adults are an increasingly relevant subpopulation for criminal justice policy but, as yet, are largely neglected in the relevant research. The current research addresses this by reporting on a psychometric evaluation of a measure of older adults’ Confidence in Legal Institutions (CLI). Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) provided support for the unidimensionality and reliability of the measures. In addition, participants’ CLI was related to cynicism, trust in government, dispositional trust, age, and education, but not income or gender. The results provide support for the measures of confidence in the courts and law enforcement, so we present the scale as a ...


Selective Issues In Effective Medicaid Estate Recovery Statutes, Raymond C. O'Brien 2016 The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law

Selective Issues In Effective Medicaid Estate Recovery Statutes, Raymond C. O'Brien

Scholarly Articles and Other Contributions

Medicaid is a joint federal-state partnership program that provides medical care to the elderly, blind, and disabled poor. Unlike Medicare, Medicaid will pay for long-term care, leading millions of persons in need of such care to “spend-down” income or assets to qualify as sufficiently needy or poor. However, the state can eventually seek recovery of expenditures made through estate recovery programs following the death of both spouses. As it currently stands, states have no choice but to become increasingly vigilant in pursuing private funds in order to pay for Medicaid expenditures. As a result, elderly citizens and their families will ...


Wage Theft As Public Larceny, Elizabeth J. Kennedy 2016 Brooklyn Law School

Wage Theft As Public Larceny, Elizabeth J. Kennedy

Brooklyn Law Review

Home care for the elderly and disabled is a rapidly expanding industry in which structural and regulatory factors contribute to worker vulnerability and exploitation. Systemic exclusion from core federal employment and labor laws, as well as many state and local regulations, results in minimal consequences for employers who violate standards. Despite recent movement at the federal level to create a “new mindset” of rights and regulations, home care workers must be equipped with creative ways to enforce these new rights and to challenge existing gaps in enforcement. With the understanding that two-thirds of the home care industry is financed by ...


The Behavioral Economic Case For Paternalistic Workplace Retirement Plans, Paul M. Secunda 2016 Marquette University Law School

The Behavioral Economic Case For Paternalistic Workplace Retirement Plans, Paul M. Secunda

Indiana Law Journal

Dependence on 401(k) retirement accounts continues to cause a massive retirement crisis in the United States by leaving most workers unprepared for retirement. The voluntary, inaccessible, employer-centered, expensive, and consumer-driven natures of these plans have combined to make retirement a type of corporate-inspired elder abuse in America.

Behavioral economics considers the utility of permitting individual choice in decision-making settings. Many, however, have been misled to believe that greater choice is always better. Yet, according to one prominent commentator, this consumer-driven paradigm will lead to 48% of current workers between the ages of fifty and sixty-four being poor when they ...


Wills Above Ground, Thomas Simmons 2015 University of South Dakota School of Law

Wills Above Ground, Thomas Simmons

Tom E. Simmons

The widespread adoption of electronic court filing systems allow for easier and more efficient views of the rich data of probate proceedings. Wills Law on the Ground by Professor David Horton, published in the UCLA Law Review, highlights both the potential and some of the inherent limitations of empirical research in the law of wills. Wills law has been the battleground of formalists and functionalists over the last half century, with both sides bearing the banner of testator intent, but neither backing up their proposals or counterproposals with much hard data about which better achieves their common aim. Professor Horton ...


Mor[T]Ality And Identity: Wills, Narratives, And Cherished Possessions, Deborah S. Gordon 2015 Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law

Mor[T]Ality And Identity: Wills, Narratives, And Cherished Possessions, Deborah S. Gordon

Deborah S Gordon

Franz Kafka is credited with observing that “the meaning of life is that it stops.” This recognition—that life’s one certainty is certain death—has been the source of great artistic, scientific, political, and personal inspiration. How we have lived over the course of our days—our individual and collective histories—and how we will be remembered by those who survive us—our legacies—are bridged not only by our achievements and relationships but also by cherished items of property that we have accumulated and decided to pass on. This type of possession often has a narrative that endows ...


Loi Relative Aux Traitements Des Patients Atteints D'Une Maladie Incurable, Matthieu Forlodou 2015 Institut d'etudes avancées de Nantes

Loi Relative Aux Traitements Des Patients Atteints D'Une Maladie Incurable, Matthieu Forlodou

Matthieu Forlodou

Le document fournit une proposition de traduction en français de la loi n° 50, du 30 mai 2014 (Heisei, 26), relative aux traitements des malades atteints d'une maladie incurable.


Class Actions Under The Age Discrimination In Employment Act: The Question Is Why Not?, Anne Emanuel 2015 Georgia State University College of Law

Class Actions Under The Age Discrimination In Employment Act: The Question Is Why Not?, Anne Emanuel

Anne S. Emanuel

No abstract provided.


Lost Pension Money: Who Is Responsible? Who Benefits?, 37 J. Marshall L. Rev. 695 (2004), Ellen Bruce, John Turner 2015 Selected Works

Lost Pension Money: Who Is Responsible? Who Benefits?, 37 J. Marshall L. Rev. 695 (2004), Ellen Bruce, John Turner

Ellen Bruce

No abstract provided.


Age Discrimination And The Prima Facie Case: Supreme Court's Age Discrmination Decision Fails To Resolve Key Questions Arising Under The Adea, Steven Kaminshine 2015 Georgia State University College of Law

Age Discrimination And The Prima Facie Case: Supreme Court's Age Discrmination Decision Fails To Resolve Key Questions Arising Under The Adea, Steven Kaminshine

Steven J. Kaminshine

No abstract provided.


The Treatment For Malpractice – Physician, Enhance Thyself: The Impact Of Neuroenhancements For Medical Malpractice, Harvey Fiser 2015 Millsaps College

The Treatment For Malpractice – Physician, Enhance Thyself: The Impact Of Neuroenhancements For Medical Malpractice, Harvey Fiser

Harvey L. Fiser

Coming to a hospital near you, the medically enhanced doctor - a doctor who thinks faster, is better with short and long term memory, is calmer during surgery, can work double shifts with little cognitive fatigue, and one day may have the memories of years of experience without actually having had them. With the expanded use of cognitive enhancing pharmaceuticals such as Adderall, Provigil, and more on the way, we are already seeing changes in education and the corporate world. From reaching a “normal” status for a person with an ADHD diagnosis to creating the “supernormal” employee with cognitive enhancers, neurointerventions ...


Assisted Suicide: A Tough Pill To Swallow, Mary Penrose 2015 Selected Works

Assisted Suicide: A Tough Pill To Swallow, Mary Penrose

Meg Penrose

No abstract provided.


Intestacy Concerns For Same-Sex Couples: How Variations In State Law And Policy Affect Testamentary Wishes, Megan Moser 2015 Seattle University School of Law

Intestacy Concerns For Same-Sex Couples: How Variations In State Law And Policy Affect Testamentary Wishes, Megan Moser

Seattle University Law Review

As the number of same-sex couples increases in the United States, concerns regarding the evolution of federal and state law, with respect to rights for same-sex couples, also continue to rise. As marriage is not always available to same-sex couples, they often face very different legal issues than couples in a traditional marriage. Because marriage is typically not a legal cause of action, the question of a marriage’s validity often arises incidentally to another legal question, such as the disposition of a decedent’s estate.


Complex Decision-Making And Cognitive Aging Call For Enhanced Protection Of Seniors Contemplating Reverse Mortgages, 46 Ariz. St. L.J. 299 (2014), Debra Stark, Jessica Choplin, Joseph Mikels, Amber Schonbrun McDonnell 2015 John Marshall Law School

Complex Decision-Making And Cognitive Aging Call For Enhanced Protection Of Seniors Contemplating Reverse Mortgages, 46 Ariz. St. L.J. 299 (2014), Debra Stark, Jessica Choplin, Joseph Mikels, Amber Schonbrun Mcdonnell

Debra Pogrund Stark

This article analyzes the factors that affect the effectiveness of the current rules and counseling protocol in enabling seniors to make well-informed decisions on whether to enter into a proposed reverse mortgage in light of the cognitive barriers that consumers in general, and seniors in particular, face. The article then proposes further changes to these rules and the counseling protocol to better enable seniors to determine whether entering into reverse mortgages is in their best interest in light of their specific financial situations and goals. Section I provides an overview of the current status of the law relating to reverse ...


Reverse Mortgages: A Financial Planning Device For The Elderly, 1 Elder L.J. 75 (1993), Celeste Hammond 2015 John Marshall Law School

Reverse Mortgages: A Financial Planning Device For The Elderly, 1 Elder L.J. 75 (1993), Celeste Hammond

Celeste M. Hammond

An analysis of the merits of reverse mortgages from individual and public policy perspectives is the subject of Professor Hammond's article. She argues that the elderly's typical "house rich, but cash poor" problem warrants approval of a method which allows the elderly to tap their home equity for income purposes while allowing them to remain in their homes. Professor Hammond analyzes other means for tapping equity and finds each lacking in its ability to accomplish the stated goal. She also describes the three types of reverse mortgages currently available. Finally, Professor Hammond sets forth a list of legal ...


The Forgotten Rule Of Professional Conduct: Representing A Client With Diminished Capacity, Barry Kozak 2015 The John Marshall Law School, Chicago

The Forgotten Rule Of Professional Conduct: Representing A Client With Diminished Capacity, Barry Kozak

Barry Kozak

All attorneys who maintain client-lawyer relationships must continually, or at least periodically, assess each client’s mental capacity. Under the Model Rules of Professional Conduct, this assessment is a two-step process. First, the attorney must ensure that an individual has enough mental capacity to establish or maintain a normal client-lawyer relationship, and second, the attorney must ensure that the individual has enough mental capacity to legally-bind him or herself in the desired transaction or intended course of action. If the attorney determines that at any point in time, a particular client has diminished capacity, then Model Rule 1.14 requires ...


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