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Independent Contractor vs. Employee, A Fundamental Legal Challenge When Providing Home Care Services Using Independent Contractors

Independent Contractor vs. Employee, A Fundamental Legal Challenge When Providing Home Care Services Using Independent Contractors, National Private Duty Association. A 23 page PDF document, advising Home Health Care companies on hiring aides as independent contractors vs. as employees. . . . → Read More: Independent Contractor vs. Employee, A Fundamental Legal Challenge When Providing Home Care Services Using Independent Contractors

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IRS Form SS-8: Determination of Worker Status for Purposes of Federal Employment Taxes and Income Tax Withholding

IRS Form SS-8: Determination of Worker Status for Purposes of Federal Employment Taxes and Income Tax Withholding, U.S. Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service. Optional Form which can be submitted to the IRS by a worker or by a . . . → Read More: IRS Form SS-8: Determination of Worker Status for Purposes of Federal Employment Taxes and Income Tax Withholding

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Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, as amended

Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, as amended, administered by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Employment Standards Administration, Wage and Hour Division. The website of the DOL, which administers the U.S. Family and Medical Leave Act, provides . . . → Read More: Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, as amended

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EEOC Issues Guidance on Unlawful Discrimination Against “Caregivers” Under Title VII and the ADA

EEOC Issues Guidance on Unlawful Discrimination Against “Caregivers” Under Title VII and the ADA, By Katherine Brewer, from Martindale.com. Discusses enforcement guidance issued by the EEOC (U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) on May 24, 2007 for its employees on . . . → Read More: EEOC Issues Guidance on Unlawful Discrimination Against “Caregivers” Under Title VII and the ADA

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Caregiving Responsibilities: Focus on Workplace Rights and Obligations

Caregiving Responsibilities: Focus on Workplace Rights and Obligations: Enforcement Guidance; Unlawful Disparate Treatment Of Workers With Caregiving Responsibilities, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Lengthy document by the EEOC, explaining rights of workers with caregiving responsibilities under current law . . . → Read More: Caregiving Responsibilities: Focus on Workplace Rights and Obligations

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Working; Don’t assume caregivers can’t

Working; Don’t assume caregivers can’t, By L.M. Sixel, Houston Chronicle, September 11, 2008. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued guidelines that make it very clear that bosses must treat all employees equally, no matter family duties. Employers can’t make . . . → Read More: Working; Don’t assume caregivers can’t

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A Patient’s Guide To The HIPAA Privacy Rule

A Patient’s Guide To The HIPAA Privacy Rule: When Health Care Providers May Communicate About You with Your Family, Friends, or Others Involved In Your Care, by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Civil Rights. . . . → Read More: A Patient’s Guide To The HIPAA Privacy Rule

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OCR Privacy Brief: Summary Of The HIPAA Privacy Rule

OCR Privacy Brief: Summary Of The HIPAA Privacy Rule, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Civil Rights. 25 page booklet summarizing the HIPAA Privacy Rule to provide HIPAA compliance assistance. Caregivers should review this and familiarize . . . → Read More: OCR Privacy Brief: Summary Of The HIPAA Privacy Rule

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A Health Care Provider’s Guide To The HIPAA Privacy Rule

A Health Care Provider’s Guide To The HIPAA Privacy Rule: Communicating with a Patient’s Family, Friends, or Others Involved in the Patient’s Care, by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Civil Rights. A 5 page . . . → Read More: A Health Care Provider’s Guide To The HIPAA Privacy Rule

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Your Health Information Privacy Rights

Your Health Information Privacy Rights, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Civil Rights. A 2 page brochure briefly summarizing privacy rights for patients. »View details: Your Health Information Privacy Rights

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Privacy and Your Health Information

Privacy and Your Health Information, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Civil Rights. Two page brochure briefly summarizing privacy rights for patients. »View details: Privacy and Your Health Information

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Patient Rights, Cornell Law School, Legal Information Institute

Patient Rights, Cornell Law School, Legal Information Institute. Search results of the Cornell data base of laws for “patient rights” lists several U.S. Code sections (federal statutory law), U.S. Supreme Court decisions, and Code of Federal Regulations Sections dealing . . . → Read More: Patient Rights, Cornell Law School, Legal Information Institute

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Patient Rights

Patient Rights, MedlinePlus, National Library of Medicine, U.S. Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Comprehensive links to information on patient rights. »View Details

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The Patient Care Partnership: What to Expect during your Hospital Stay

The Patient Care Partnership: What to Expect during your Hospital Stay, American Hospital Association. Brochure listing rights that patients should expect: (1) high quality hospital care, (2) a clean, safe environment, (3) involvement in your care, (4) protection of . . . → Read More: The Patient Care Partnership: What to Expect during your Hospital Stay

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Patient Rights Program: Promoting the Rights of Patients through Education and Research

Patient Rights Program: Promoting the Rights of Patients through Education and Research, The Health Law Department of Boston University School of Public Health. Provides a short summary called, “Patient Rights at Your Finger Tips.” »View details (pdf): Patient Rights . . . → Read More: Patient Rights Program: Promoting the Rights of Patients through Education and Research

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How to Get a Second Opinion

How to Get a Second Opinion, National Women’s Health Information Center, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health. You have a right to obtain a second and third opinion from different doctors. This brochure provides . . . → Read More: How to Get a Second Opinion

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The Patient’s Bill of Rights; What is the Patient’s Bill of Rights?

The Patient’s Bill of Rights; What is the Patient’s Bill of Rights? The American Cancer Society. Lists 8 key areas of patients’ rights: Information disclosure, choice of providers and plans, access to emergency services, participation in treatment decisions, respect . . . → Read More: The Patient’s Bill of Rights; What is the Patient’s Bill of Rights?

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Eldercare Rights & Resources: Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

Eldercare Rights & Resources: Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, Administration on Aging (AoA), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Long-term care ombudsmen are advocates for residents of nursing homes, board and care homes, assisted living facilities and similar adult . . . → Read More: Eldercare Rights & Resources: Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Links to State Medicaid Websites

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), List with links to State Medicaid Websites. Medicaid is a federally funded program, but it is administered and partially funded by the states and varies state to state. Information about Medicaid programs . . . → Read More: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Links to State Medicaid Websites

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State Information (Select a State) for Medicaid Rules

State Information (Select a State) for Medicaid Rules, by ElderLawAnswers.com, a website founded and run by an elder law attorney in Boston, Massachusetts. Contains a good introduction to the Medicaid Rules and eligibility standards, along with a drop down . . . → Read More: State Information (Select a State) for Medicaid Rules

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Medicaid Planning Basics, 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy

Medicaid Planning Basics, 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy, website by The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. For the Sandwich Generation: information on Medicaid asset planning basics. »View Details

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Medicaid Planning

Medicaid Planning, by Thomas Day. Discussion of some Medicaid planning techniques. »View Details See Also, Getting the Government to Pay: For Long Term Family Caregivers, by Thomas E. Day (Medicaid Planning and VA Benefits): View . . . → Read More: Medicaid Planning

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Medicaid, Official website of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Medicaid, Official website of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Provides links to all information provided on Medicaid. »View Details

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Medicaid Basics: A Question And Answer Guide About Eligibility, Coverage, And Benefits

Medicaid Basics: A Question And Answer Guide About Eligibility, Coverage, And Benefits, Health Lawyer’s Public Information Series, by American Health Lawyers Association. A 24 page PDF document, describing Medicaid, how it works, who is eligible, and coverage and benefits. . . . → Read More: Medicaid Basics: A Question And Answer Guide About Eligibility, Coverage, And Benefits

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Transfer of Assets in the Medicaid Program: Important Facts for State Policymakers

Transfer of Assets in the Medicaid Program: Important Facts for State Policymakers, January 8, 2008, by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. This document summarizes important changes to the Medicaid eligibility . . . → Read More: Transfer of Assets in the Medicaid Program: Important Facts for State Policymakers

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Medicaid Law: An Overview

Medicaid Law: An Overview, Cornell University Law School, Legal Information Institute. Provides a good introduction and overview of Medicaid, a medical assistance program jointly financed by state and federal governments for low income individuals. Includes links to more detailed . . . → Read More: Medicaid Law: An Overview

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Overview of Medicaid Eligibility Rules

Overview of Medicaid Eligibility Rules, Website of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. »View Details

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Medicaid At A Glance

Medicaid At A Glance 2005, (the most recent version posted on the website of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. A 12 page PDF document providing an overview of the . . . → Read More: Medicaid At A Glance

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Medicare and Medicaid: What’s the Difference?

Medicare and Medicaid: What’s the Difference?, FindLaw.com. A very basic introduction to Medicare and Medicaid and the differences between them. »View Details

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FAQ on Medicaid

FAQ on Medicaid, by FindLaw.com. Very basic answers to FAQ on Medicaid, based on the ABA Family Legal Guide. »View Details

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Medicaid Planning

Medicaid Planning, by ElderLawAnswers.com, a website founded and run by an elder law attorney in Boston, Massachusetts. Contains a good introduction to Medicaid planning and eligibility, written for the non-lawyer (Last Updated: 2008). »View Details

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Medicaid Reform & Planning: A Primer For Estate Planners

Medicaid Reform & Planning: A Primer For Estate Planners–Part One, by Holland & Knight LLP, Articles & White Papers; Estate Planning and Administration. »View Details Medicaid Reform & Planning: A Primer For Estate Planners–Part Two, by Holland & Knight . . . → Read More: Medicaid Reform & Planning: A Primer For Estate Planners

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Florida: The Florida Trust Code, Chapter 736, Florida Statutes

Florida: The Florida Trust Code, Chapter 736, Florida Statutes, from the Official Internet Site of the Florida Legislature. Posts Florida’s statute governing trusts in Florida. Note: a Florida trusts lawyer must be consulted for advice if your loved one . . . → Read More: Florida: The Florida Trust Code, Chapter 736, Florida Statutes

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Minnesota: Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 501B – Trusts

Minnesota: Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 501B – Trusts, Minnesota Office of the Revisor of Statutes. Link to the Minnesota State statutes governing trusts in Minnesota. Note: a Minnesota trusts lawyer must be consulted for advice if your loved one lives . . . → Read More: Minnesota: Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 501B – Trusts

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New York: Laws of New York State, Estates, Powers & Trusts, Articles 7, et. seq.

New York: Laws of New York State, Estates, Powers & Trusts, Articles 7, et. seq., Laws of the State of New York. Click “EPT” to access the Chapters relating to Estates, Powers & Trusts. Article 7, et. seq. relate . . . → Read More: New York: Laws of New York State, Estates, Powers & Trusts, Articles 7, et. seq.

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Living Trusts – California

Information posted for the public by the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara, Probate Court. Contains basic consumer information on Living Trusts, what they are, advantages, most common types, and other frequently asked questions. Caution:  A a . . . → Read More: Living Trusts – California

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Texas: Texas Statutes, Property Code, Title 9 – Trusts

Texas: Texas Statutes, Property Code, Title 9 – Trusts, Texas Constitution and Statutes official website, Note: These links are for information only. A Texas trusts lawyer must be consulted for advice if your loved one lives in Texas and . . . → Read More: Texas: Texas Statutes, Property Code, Title 9 – Trusts

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California: Fact Sheet: Durable Powers of Attorney and Revocable Living Trusts

California: Fact Sheet: Durable Powers of Attorney and Revocable Living Trusts, Family Caregiver Alliance, reviewed and revised 2001 by Charlie P. Sabatino, Assistant Director, Commission on Legal Problems of the Elderly, American Bar Association. Discusses questions and answers concerning . . . → Read More: California: Fact Sheet: Durable Powers of Attorney and Revocable Living Trusts

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Living Trusts – State by State

Make a Living Trust in Your State: Select your state to learn about your state’s laws, by Nolo.com. Links to all of the 50 U.S. States with information written by a Nolo attorney on each State’s laws and requirements . . . → Read More: Living Trusts – State by State

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Estate Planning: an overview

Estate Planning: an overview, Cornell University Law School, Legal Information Institute. A basic overview of the process of estate planning, with links to additional basic information on Estates and Trusts, Federal Gift Tax, and Estate Tax, as well as . . . → Read More: Estate Planning: an overview

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Estates And Trusts: An Overview

Estates And Trusts: An Overview, Cornell University Law School, Legal Information Institute. A basic overview of the process of the role of trusts in estate planning, with links to additional basic information on the Uniform Probate Code and wills, . . . → Read More: Estates And Trusts: An Overview

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Trusts: An Overview

Trusts: An Overview, by FindLaw.com. Provides a good basic introduction to trusts as an estate-planning tool, including a basic explanation of the different types/ categories of trusts – testamentary trusts (created by will) vs. living or inter vivos trusts . . . → Read More: Trusts: An Overview

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Living Trust FAQ: An introduction to living trusts — a popular way to avoid probate

Living Trust FAQ: An introduction to living trusts — a popular way to avoid probate, by Nolo.com. Basic information on living trusts written by a Nolo attorney, with links to state by state information. »View Details

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Planning For The Disabled And Elderly – Special Needs Trusts

Planning For The Disabled And Elderly – Special Needs Trusts, by Ellen Morris, J.D. »View Details Planning For The Disabled And Elderly – Special Needs Trusts, by Ellen Morris J.D.

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Florida: The Florida Estates and Trusts Laws, Title XLII, Florida Statutes

Florida: The Florida Estates and Trusts Laws, Title XLII, Florida Statutes, from the Official Internet Site of the Florida Legislature. Posts Florida’s Probate Code, governing wills, probates, and intestate succession in Florida. See Title XLII, Chapters 731 – 735, . . . → Read More: Florida: The Florida Estates and Trusts Laws, Title XLII, Florida Statutes

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Minnesota: Probate/ Wills/ Estates

Minnesota: Probate/ Wills/ Estates, Minnesota Judicial Branch, Self Help Center. Provides information and resources on probate, wills and estates in Minnesota, including links to probate forms and to the laws and rules on probate in Minnesota. Note: A Minnesota . . . → Read More: Minnesota: Probate/ Wills/ Estates

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New York: Laws of New York State, Estates, Powers & Trusts

New York: Laws of New York State, Estates, Powers & Trusts, Articles 1-6, and 9 et. seq., Laws of the State of New York. Click “EPT” to access the Chapters relating to Estates, Powers & Trusts. Chapters 1-6 and . . . → Read More: New York: Laws of New York State, Estates, Powers & Trusts

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Texas: Texas Statutes, Probate Code

Texas: Texas Statutes, Probate Code, Texas Constitute and Statutes official website. Click on “Texas Statutes,” then “Probate Code” to find the Texas Statutes governing wills, probate, administration of estates, and intestate succession in Texas. Note: A Texas trusts & . . . → Read More: Texas: Texas Statutes, Probate Code

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Uniform Probate Code Locator

Uniform Probate Code Locator, Cornell University Law School, Legal Information Institute. Links to the Model Uniform Probate Code (“UPC”) as recommended by The National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, together with links to the laws of 15 . . . → Read More: Uniform Probate Code Locator

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State Estate Planning Laws

State Estate Planning Laws, by FindLaw.com, a resource for attorneys and the public. Provides links for each U.S. State to state-specific estate planning laws, including state laws on living wills, power of attorney, requirements for a valid will, and . . . → Read More: State Estate Planning Laws

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Making a Will in Your State

Making a Will in Your State: Select your state to learn about your state’s laws, by Nolo.com. Links to all 50 U.S. States with general information written by a Nolo attorney on each State’s laws and requirements governing wills. . . . → Read More: Making a Will in Your State

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Estate Planning: Now More Important Than Ever

Estate Planning: Now More Important Than Ever, Holland & Knight LLP. Article discussing the importance and relevance of tax planning to estate planning. (Note: Holland & Knight LLP is a national law firm of approximately 1,250 attorneys. Connie Barnhart, . . . → Read More: Estate Planning: Now More Important Than Ever

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What is Estate Planning?

What is Estate Planning? A preface to the book, Love, Money, Control: Reinventing Estate Planning, Quantum Press, provided by the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys. »View Details The book can be purchased at Amazon.com: Love, Money, Control: Reinventing . . . → Read More: What is Estate Planning?

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American Bar Association Guide to Wills and Estates

American Bar Association Guide to Wills and Estates, The American Bar Association. Excellent overall guide to many of the legal issues with respect to estate planning that will concern caregivers and their aging loved ones. Each chapter of this . . . → Read More: American Bar Association Guide to Wills and Estates

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California: Fact Sheet: Protective Proceedings: Guardianships and Conservatorships

California: Fact Sheet: Protective Proceedings: Guardianships and Conservatorships, written for Family Caregiver Alliance in 2004 by Harriet P. Prensky, a certified California elder law attorney. Questions and Answers about Conservatorships under California law. »View Details

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Florida Guardianship Statutes

Florida: 2010 Florida Statutes, Chapter 744, Guardianship, Official Internet Site of the Florida Legislature. Sets forth the Florida State Statute (law) governing Guardianship in Florida. »View Details

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Minnesota: Guardianship & Conservatorship

Minnesota: Guardianship & Conservatorship, Minnesota Judicial Branch, Self Help Center. Provides information on guardianship and conservatorship under Minnesota Law and the differences between them. Includes forms and links to a Manual on Guardianship and Conservatorship of adults in Minnesota . . . → Read More: Minnesota: Guardianship & Conservatorship

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California: Fact Sheet: Durable Powers of Attorney and Revocable Living Trusts

California: Fact Sheet: Durable Powers of Attorney and Revocable Living Trusts, Family Caregiver Alliance, reviewed and revised 2001 by Charlie P. Sabatino, Assistant Director, Commission on Legal Problems of the Elderly, American Bar Association. »View Details

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Florida Power of Attorney Statutes

Florida: 2010 Florida Statutes, Chapter 709, Powers of Attorney and Similar Instruments, Official Internet Site of the Florida Legislature. Sets forth the entire Florida State Statute (law) governing Powers of Attorney and similar instruments in Florida. Section 709.08 of . . . → Read More: Florida Power of Attorney Statutes

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New York Power of Attorney Statutes

New York: Laws of New York State, General Obligation Law, Article 5, Title 15, Sections 5-1501 through 5-1506. Section 5-1501 contains the official New York Statutory Short Form of Power of Attorney, which New Yorkers can rely upon as . . . → Read More: New York Power of Attorney Statutes

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Minnesota: Power of Attorney

Minnesota: Power of Attorney, Minnesota Judicial Branch, Self Help Center. Provides a Fact Sheet and information on powers of attorney under Minnesota Law, and links to the Minnesota Statutes governing powers of attorney (Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 523), as well . . . → Read More: Minnesota: Power of Attorney

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Texas: The Durable Power of Attorney Act, Texas Probate Code, Chapter XII

Texas: The Durable Power of Attorney Act, Texas Probate Code, Chapter XII(as in effect on 11/24/08), from the website of the Texas Legislature containing the Texas State Statutes and Constitution online. This is the Texas Statute governing Durable Powers . . . → Read More: Texas: The Durable Power of Attorney Act, Texas Probate Code, Chapter XII

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Power Of Attorney Laws: Citations, By State

Power Of Attorney Laws:Citations, By State, (Laws current as of 12/31/07) Prepared by Lori Stiegel and Ellen Klem of the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging. A list of legal citations to the state laws governing powers . . . → Read More: Power Of Attorney Laws: Citations, By State

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Legal Issues in Planning for Incapacity

Legal Issues in Planning for Incapacity, Family Caregiver Alliance. Checklist of things to be considered, options available for managing assets, and ways to plan and pay for long-term care. »View Details

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Estate Planning FAQ’s: Power of Attorney

Estate Planning FAQ’s: Power of Attorney, by the American Bar Association, Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law. General introduction to powers of attorney and their use, including instruction on how the person with Power of Attorney should . . . → Read More: Estate Planning FAQ’s: Power of Attorney

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Durable Financial Power of Attorney: How it Works

Durable Financial Power of Attorney: How it Works, by Nolo.com. General information written by a staff attorney of Nolo.com, on durable powers of attorney, the simple way for elderly persons, while still competent, to authorize their family caregivers to . . . → Read More: Durable Financial Power of Attorney: How it Works

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Conservatorships and Guardianships

Conservatorships and Guardianships, by Nolo.com. General information written by a staff attorney of Nolo.com, on conservatorships or adult guardianships, how they generally function, and how to avoid them (by having your loved one execute a durable power of attorney . . . → Read More: Conservatorships and Guardianships

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Durable Power of Attorney Project: Download the Durable Power of Attorney Documents in Microsoft Word Format

Durable Power of Attorney Project: Download the Durable Power of Attorney Documents in Microsoft Word Format, American Bar Association, Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law. Provides downloadable sample forms for a Durable Power of Attorney (with a . . . → Read More: Durable Power of Attorney Project: Download the Durable Power of Attorney Documents in Microsoft Word Format

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Public Guardianship After 25 Years: In the Best Interest of Incapacitated People?

Public Guardianship After 25 Years: In the Best Interest of Incapacitated People? Study funded by the Retirement Research Foundation. A critical examination of the Guardianship laws and regimes in the 50 U.S. States, with recommendations and a proposed new . . . → Read More: Public Guardianship After 25 Years: In the Best Interest of Incapacitated People?

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California: Consumers Advance Health Care Directive: What’s Important to You

California: Consumers Advance Health Care Directive: What’s Important to You, California Office of The Attorney General. Provides information on Advance Directives in California, including an Advance Health Care Directive Checklist, as well as a link to a sample form . . . → Read More: California: Consumers Advance Health Care Directive: What’s Important to You

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California: Fact Sheet: California Advance Health Care Directive

California: Fact Sheet: California Advance Health Care Directive, Family Caregiver Alliance. Information on Advance Health Care Directives in California. Note: HelpingYouCare.com has not verified when this information was last updated. A qualified California attorney should be consulted in connection . . . → Read More: California: Fact Sheet: California Advance Health Care Directive

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Florida: Health Care Advance Directives… The Patient’s Right to Decide

Florida: Health Care Advance Directives… The Patient’s Right to Decide, by The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). 16 page booklet providing information on health care advance directives under Florida law and regulations. According to this booklet, there . . . → Read More: Florida: Health Care Advance Directives… The Patient’s Right to Decide

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Florida: Older Floridians Handbook, Fifth Edition

Florida: Older Floridians Handbook, Fifth Edition, by Florida Department of Elder Affairs, Florida Justice Institute, and Carlton Fields. This 121 page Handbook provides information for seniors in Florida, covering many areas. See pages 89-93 for a discussion of Advance . . . → Read More: Florida: Older Floridians Handbook, Fifth Edition

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Florida: Do Not Resuscitate Orders: Do Not Resuscitate But Do Treat With Care

Florida: Do Not Resuscitate Orders: Do Not Resuscitate But Do Treat With Care, by Florida Department of Health, 4 page booklet discussing Do Not Resuscitate Orders under Florida law. »View details: Florida- Do Not Resuscitate Orders – Do Not . . . → Read More: Florida: Do Not Resuscitate Orders: Do Not Resuscitate But Do Treat With Care

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Florida: 2010 Florida Statutes, Chapter 765, Health Care Advance Directives

Florida: 2010 Florida Statutes, Chapter 765, Health Care Advance Directives, Official Internet Site of the Florida Legislature. Sets forth the entire Florida State Statute (law) governing Health Care Advance Directives. Part I states the General Provisions. Part II deals . . . → Read More: Florida: 2010 Florida Statutes, Chapter 765, Health Care Advance Directives

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Florida: Living Wills, Health Care Surrogates, and Advanced Directives

Florida: Living Wills, Health Care Surrogates, and Advanced Directives, Florida Bar, Public Information Website. Links to PDF documents containing FAQ’s About Advance Directives, as well as forms provided by the Florida Bar for a Florida Living Will and a . . . → Read More: Florida: Living Wills, Health Care Surrogates, and Advanced Directives

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Minnesota: Questions and Answers About Health Care Directives

Minnesota: Questions and Answers About Health Care Directives, Minnesota Department of Health. »View Details: Put it In Writing – Questions and Answers on Advance Directives

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Minnesota: 2010 Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 145C. Health Care Directives

Minnesota: 2010 Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 145C. Health Care Directives. Minnesota Office of the Revisor of Statutes. A copy of the Minnesota State law governing health care directives in Minnesota. »View Details

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New York: PLANNING YOUR HEALTH CARE IN ADVANCE; How to Make Your End-of-Life Wishes Known and Honored

New York: PLANNING YOUR HEALTH CARE IN ADVANCE; How to Make Your End-of-Life Wishes Known and Honored, State of New York, Office of The Attorney General. 33 page booklet, advising on the four different types of Health Care Advance . . . → Read More: New York: PLANNING YOUR HEALTH CARE IN ADVANCE; How to Make Your End-of-Life Wishes Known and Honored

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New York: Frequently Asked Questions on Health Care Agents/ Proxies

New York: Frequently Asked Questions on Health Care Agents/ Proxies, New York State Department of Health. Links to the NY State Health Care Proxy form. »View Details

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New York: Health Care Proxy Form

New York: Health Care Proxy Form provided by the New York Department of Health See Form: New York Health Care Proxy Form,

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New York: Living Will Forms and Health Care Proxy Forms

New York: Living Will Forms and Health Care Proxy Forms, provided by the New York State Bar Association. View Details..

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All of the U.S. States: Advance Directives By State

UPDATE – MAY 22, 2013: HelpingYouCare® has received notice today that NOAH closed in January, 2013, and their website referenced below is no longer available. All of the U.S. States: Advance Directives By State, Updated October 12, 2010, by . . . → Read More: All of the U.S. States: Advance Directives By State

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Health Care Directives and Durable Powers of Attorney: Don’t Leave Home Without Them

Health Care Directives and Durable Powers of Attorney: Don’t Leave Home Without Them, Holland & Knight LLP. Introduction to the importance of having a living will or designating a health care power of attorney or surrogate to make health . . . → Read More: Health Care Directives and Durable Powers of Attorney: Don’t Leave Home Without Them

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Advance Directives

Advance Directives, MedlinePlus, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Good source of extensive links to general information on Advance Directives, such as living wills, health care proxies or surrogate designations, . . . → Read More: Advance Directives

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An Excerpt from “A Guide to Living Wills and Health Care Proxies,”

An Excerpt from “A Guide to Living Wills and Health Care Proxies,” Harvard Health Publications. Provides a brief introduction to what health care advance directives are, and why they are important. “ Advance care directives allow you to choose . . . → Read More: An Excerpt from “A Guide to Living Wills and Health Care Proxies,”

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Consider end-of-life decisions while still healthy

Consider end-of-life decisions while still healthy, by Jane Glenn Haas, Orange County Register, »View Details

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Ethical And Legal Issues, Aging in the Know

Ethical And Legal Issues, Aging in the Know, by American Geriatric Society (AGS), Foundation for Health in Aging. Discusses legal and ethical issues in end-of-life decisions, including each person’s right to give informed consent concerning his or her medical . . . → Read More: Ethical And Legal Issues, Aging in the Know

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End-of-Life Choices: CPR & DNR

End-of-Life Choices: CPR & DNR, Family Caregiver Alliance. General discussion of CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) Form. These are matters that are frequently the subject of Advance Directives such as living wills or decisions that an . . . → Read More: End-of-Life Choices: CPR & DNR

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End-Of-Life Decisions: Advance Directives

End-Of-Life Decisions: Advance Directives, 4 page pamphlet of general information on Advance Directives provided by Caring Connections, the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization, supported by the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation, in conjunction with the National Alliance for Hispanic . . . → Read More: End-Of-Life Decisions: Advance Directives

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Living wills and advance directives: Tools for medical wishes

Living wills and advance directives: Tools for medical wishes, MayoClinic.com. General introduction to living wills, medical power of attorney, and Do Not Resuscitate Orders. »View Details

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Put it in Writing: Questions and Answers on Advance Directives

Put it in Writing: Questions and Answers on Advance Directives, 10 page booklet by the American Hospital Association. Provides a good general introduction to living wills and durable powers of attorney for health care (sometimes called medical powers of . . . → Read More: Put it in Writing: Questions and Answers on Advance Directives

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Health Care Agents: Appointing One and Being One

Health Care Agents: Appointing One and Being One, a 32 page booklet by Caring Connections, a Program of the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization. Discusses health care agents (sometimes called health care proxies or surrogates) and living wills, . . . → Read More: Health Care Agents: Appointing One and Being One

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Making Decisions for a Loved One at the End of Life

Making Decisions for a Loved One at the End of Life, Brochure by the American College of Physicians and the American Society of Internal Medicine. Discusses some basic pointers for the caregiver faced with the need to make medical . . . → Read More: Making Decisions for a Loved One at the End of Life

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States Back Rule to Use 80% of Health Premiums for Care

WASHINGTON — State insurance commissioners on Thursday, October 21, unanimously endorsed the tough new standards in the federal Health Reform Law, which would require health insurance companies to spend at least 80% of each premium dollar on health care for the benefit of . . . → Read More: States Back Rule to Use 80% of Health Premiums for Care

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2010 NaviNet Healthcare Forum: Nation’s Leading Health Plans to Discuss Industry Trends and How to Leverage Technology to Succeed in a Time of Change

“NaviNet, America’s largest real-time healthcare communications network, welcomes healthcare visionaries to the 2010 NaviNet Healthcare Forum at The Liberty Hotel in Boston on October 11-12, 2010. The event will bring together leading national, commercial, Blue and Medicaid health . . . → Read More: 2010 NaviNet Healthcare Forum: Nation’s Leading Health Plans to Discuss Industry Trends and How to Leverage Technology to Succeed in a Time of Change

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Elder Law

Elder Law, Lawyers.com, a website of Martindale-Hubbell Lexus Nexus. Provides a good overall introduction to elder law and the types of legal issues involved in end-of-life decisions, retirement, estate planning, and long-term care faced by the elderly and their . . . → Read More: Elder Law

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Life Advice About Estate Planning

Life Advice About Estate Planning, pamphlet by MetLife Consumer Education Center with assistance from the American Association of Individual Investors and reviewed by the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, USDA. This pamphlet (produced in 2009) provides a . . . → Read More: Life Advice About Estate Planning

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American Bar Association Guide to Wills and Estates

American Bar Association Guide to Wills and Estates, by The American Bar Association. Excellent overall guide to many of the legal issues that will concern caregivers and their aging loved ones. Each chapter of this book is available for . . . → Read More: American Bar Association Guide to Wills and Estates

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Family Caregiver Handbook

Family Caregiver Handbook; A guide for family and other unpaid caregivers who care for an adult or senior with disabilities, Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Aging and Disability Services Administration. See pages 50-53 of this 60 . . . → Read More: Family Caregiver Handbook

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