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The Difficult Decision of Long-Term Care

By Sara Sapia, Elder & Disability Law Clinic Student,¬†Fall 2017 As their loved ones age, many people must confront how their parents, grandparents, or partners will continue to be cared for as their physical and mental health declines. According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, approximately 69 percent of people over the age of 65 are […]

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A Simple Question with a Complex Answer: Determining Competency

By Chris Everett, Elder & Disability Law Clinic Student,¬†Fall 2017 The presumption that a person is competent is well settled in the American legal system. However, in elder law, this presumption oftentimes needs to be challenged. Many elder law attorneys deal with clients who seem to be disoriented and uncommunicative, which gives rise to the […]