Indiana’s Senior Consumer Protection Act

Posted on February 3, 2018 by Hawkins Elder Law.

                        [See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] The Senior Consumer Protection Act (referred to in this article as the “Act”) added new financial exploitation protections in 2013 for Hoosiers that are 60 years of age or older (referred to in the Act […]

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Medicaid Alternatives for Aged and Disabled Adults

Posted on December 4, 2016 by Hawkins Elder Law.

[See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] The Medicaid system is maturing and showing promise of improving nursing home alternatives compared to the few meaningful alternatives to nursing home care that existed when we began our elder law career almost quarter century ago. Back then, almost every dementia or stroke patient had […]

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Indiana’s CARE Act

Posted on July 11, 2016 by Hawkins Elder Law.

[See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] The Indiana legislature passed the “Caregiver Advise, Record, and Enable Act” (known as the CARE Act”), which took effect on January 1, 2016. Under the CARE Act, when a patient is admitted to the hospital, the hospital must give the patient (or the patient’s guardian […]

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Non-Traditional Households Require Special Planning

Posted on January 24, 2016 by Hawkins Elder Law.

[See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] A report published by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2009, showed that more than 60% of Americans had been married at least once by age 30 and at least 10% of Americans had been divorced by age 30 (https://www.census.gov/prod/2011pubs/p70-125.pdf). If a “traditional” household includes a […]

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Caregiving Requires Strength, Health, and Realism

Posted on October 24, 2015 by Hawkins Elder Law.

[See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] Economic and sociological factors have transformed the way we care for elderly family members over the past sixty years. We celebrate economic and social progress, but many caregivers pay heavy costs for that progress. Most of us have living parents or grandparents that have survived […]

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Bringing Aged Family Members Home

Posted on August 29, 2015 by Hawkins Elder Law.

[See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] No reasonably healthy person hopes to end up in a nursing home. Many family members struggle with guilt about admitting their loved ones to nursing homes. Relatively recent changes in Medicaid funding have made it possible for people to care for their elderly family members […]

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Taking Care Of Sick People – What’s My Job?

Posted on June 21, 2015 by Hawkins Elder Law.

  [See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] Most of us become seriously injured or deathly ill sooner or later and depend upon other people to take care of us. We should all plan for this problem ahead of time so that our caregivers can be well prepared to do the job […]

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