Develop your legal know-how
By 2030, approximately 18 percent of the U.S. population will be 65 years old or older.1 As more people grow older and require special care, they’ll need guidance in navigating the areas where their health care, finances, and legal needs intersect.
Legal Issues of the Aging explores the legal, legislative, and financial issues affecting your older clients’ access to vital services. Hear from professionals involved in Wisconsin’s infrastructure for the aging, including experienced law practitioners and members of organizations caring for the elderly.
Plus, receive an update on important case law, administrative, and fair hearing decisions impacting your practice.
Attend to advances in care
Palliative and hospice care play increasingly important roles in health care for the elderly. In 1982, only about 25,000 patients received hospice care. By 2014, that figure jumped to nearly 1.7 million.2
Palliative care is also rapidly expanding, with 67 percent of hospitals with 50 or more beds offering a palliative care program.3 Understand the particulars of these types of care, including:
- Pros and cons
- Home care vs. hospice facilities
- Cost share liabilities
- Tips for discussing hospice care with your clients
In addition, discover how Medicare interacts with hospice and palliative care costs. Learn about:
- Services covered
- Eligibility requirements
- Common misperceptions and misinformation
- How to properly counsel your clients
Catch up on qualifications
The Wisconsin Long-Term Care Functional Screen determines eligibility for certain adult long-term care programs. Recent changes to the Screen are causing people to lose their eligibility for these essential services. Find out more about the changes and where your clients can turn for help from representatives of Disability Rights Wisconsin.
Testamentary special needs trusts are becoming a popular option for providing supplemental income because they don’t disqualify the beneficiary from Medicaid, Social Security, and other benefits. A panel of seasoned attorneys will discuss the key considerations you need to know before creating this type of trust.
Equip your practice to provide dependable counsel to older clients and their families by purchasing Legal Issues of the Aging.