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E-Newsletter of February 19, 2013 | Vol. 6, No. 7

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Link of the Week

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The January 2013 edition of Minnesota Medicine (available for free) focuses on caring for the elderly. To view the journal, click here.
Submitted by Thaddeus Pope, J.D., Ph.D.
tpope01@hamline.edu

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported last week that Lana Barnes, the surviving spouse of Al Barnes, is being charged with felony theft for falsifying time cards to reflect in-home care services for her husband.  The complaint accuses Lana Barnes of receiving more than $110,000 in overpayments from the state.  The Barnes family was first in the news in late 2010 or early 2011 when Methodist Hospital sought the appointment of a professional guardian for Al Barnes rather than providing aggressive treatment to the 85-year old man who was in a near-vegetative state. The full story is available here. 

Submitted by Laura Zdychnec, Esq.
lzdychnec@mnelderlaw.com 

 

 

Elder Law News

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Reverse Mortgage Changes Outlined | AARP

Can Caregivers Help Slow Dementia? | AARP

How old is too old to lead? | Star Tribune

Older Workers Could Benefit if Companies Drop Insurance | NY Times

Al Qaeda’s AARP?  | New York Times

Aging Easy Riders Beware | NY Times

Financial abuse costs elderly billions | NBC News

Submitted by Joel Smith, Esq.
joel@koslawfirm.com

 

Dayton signs law broadening Medicaid in Minn | MPR

Submitted by Laura Zdychnec, Esq. 
lzdychnec@mnelderlaw.com




Elder Law Cases

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There are no new cases to report this week. 


Elder Law Statutes, Regulations, and Bulletins

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There are no new statutes, regulations or bulletins to report this week. 


Upcoming Events and CLE Programs

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This summer, Hamline Law is offering Elder Law both for law school credit and for CLE.  It will be taught by former Elder Section chair Suzy Scheller. To view the schedule and course description, click here.

Submitted by Thaddeus Pope, J.D., Ph.D.
tpope01@hamline.edu

 

Elder Law Section Activities

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MA COMMITTEE MEETING: The next MA Committee meeting will be at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19, 2013. The Medical Assistance Committee is a study group to analyze Elder Law Section member questions and case studies and to discuss administrative policies and procedures in relation to Medical Assistance in Minnesota.  Cathryn D. Reher of Long, Reher & Hanson, P.A., is Committee Chair.  For directions, or to attend by phone, please contact Tracie Fenske with Long, Reher & Hanson, P.A., at 952-929-0622 at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting. Topics for the meeting may be submitted to tfenske@mnelderlaw.com under the subject heading “MA Committee Topic”, or faxed to 952-542-9201. Please be reminded that the meeting location is: Estate & Elder Law Services (formerly MAO Legal Services), Monroe Village, 1900 Central Avenue NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55418. The meeting takes place in the building’s conference room. There are a few parking spaces behind the building and lots of street parking. People should walk to the back of the building and come to the back door which faces directly into the meeting room.


GOVERNING COUNCIL: 
 The next meeting of the Elder Law Section Governing Council will be on Friday, April 19, 2013 at 3:30 pm. Please be reminded that the meeting location is: Estate & Elder Law Services (formerly MAO Legal Services), Monroe Village, 1900 Central Avenue NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55418. The meeting takes place in the building’s conference room. There are a few parking spaces behind the building and lots of street parking. People should walk to the back of the building and come to the back door which faces directly into the meeting room. For further information, please contact Laura Zdychnec, Chair, at: lzdychnec@mnelderlaw.com.

 

Elder Law Website

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DON'T FORGET THAT THE ELDER LAW WEBSITE IS A GREAT RESOURCE. Here’s what you can find on the Website:  Links to the DHS Health Care Programs Manual, the DHS Bulletin on treatment of uncompensated transfers, the Minnesota Bankers Association Compliance Bulletin on Powers of Attorney, legislative summary; Practice Links to organizations such as NAELA, ABA Commission on Law and Aging, Links to Federal and State Government Agencies, Statutes, and Regulations; Meeting Notices, Listings of Officers and Council Members, Section Bylaws, and more.

 

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