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February 2008
We have sent you this e-newsletter to keep you updated on the very latest in elder law news headlines and provide you with some important information on elder law. Littman Krooks LLP is a law firm dedicated to serving the needs of seniors and those individuals with special needs. Our attorneys specialize in elder law, estate planning, estate administration, Medicaid planning, special needs planning, special education advocacy and guardianship. 
As always, your comments and questions are important to us. You may send them to [email protected].
Medicare's Limited Nursing Home Coverage
Medicare's coverage of nursing home care is quite limited. Medicare covers up to 100 days of "skilled nursing care" per illness, but there are a number of requirements that must be met before the nursing home stay will be covered. The result of these requirements is that Medicare recipients are often discharged from a nursing home before they are ready. Click here to read more
Lack of Power Of Attorney Stops Daughter's Nursing Home Suit
A decision by Mississippi's highest court illustrates the importance of having a power of attorney. A daughter tried to sue a nursing home for what she believed was its improper care of her mother. The daughter was unable to proceed with her suit because she did not have a power of attorney allowing her to obtain her mother's medical records. Click here to read more
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Book Review: Coping with Your Difficult Older Parent
Many books deal with the physical ailments of aging. In this one, two clinical social workers address the challenges for adult children of coping with parents whose emotional reserves may be stretched thin by the aging process.
In This Issue
Medicare Open Enrollment Season Has Begun
How To Contest A Will
Book Review: Unplugged
Medicaid Proposes Allowing Recipients to Direct Own Home Care
Medicaid Proposes Allowing Recipients to Direct Own Home Care

Medicaid beneficiaries who need help living at home could soon choose to receive a cash allowance to hire their own home care workers or even pay a family member to deliver their care. Click here to read more

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