How Prevalent Is Elder Abuse In North Carolina?

At Brady Cobin Law Group, we recognize the multifaceted nature of elder abuse and its impact on our communities in North Carolina. As an issue that often remains shrouded in silence, its ramifications on the elderly and their families are profound and deeply concerning. In this blog post, we aim to shed light on the…

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What is Elder Law?

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The practice of elder law refers to assisting people with the legal aspects of issues that affect all of us in our later years. But many elder law issues should be dealt with before you are elderly.   This elder law issue includes: Estate planning Wills Trusts Health care planning Social security and retirement benefits…

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Elder Abuse Legislation Headed to President’s Desk

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley is hoping that legislation boosting both enforcement and penalties for those who target seniors will become law as soon as possible. The proposed law would also improve how enforcement is coordinated between the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission. Sparked by what happened to a local couple who were scammed into…

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New Jersey Enacts Law That Increases Abuse Reporting Requirements, Shrinks Fines for Failing to Report

With the maximum penalty for failing to report abuse reduced from $5,000 to $500, some claim that Peggy’s Law simply aligns state law with federal regulations. An article from McKnight’s Senior Living, “NJ law increases requirements, decreases some fines in reporting of suspected abuse cases,” that provides the history behind “Peggy’s Law,” which took seven…

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Minnesota Legislature Asked to Review Elder Abuse Secrecy Law, Says Minnesota Governor

It’s one thing to protect whistleblowers, but preventing families from getting all of the details, if loved ones have been abused or neglected, just doesn’t sit right with governor. A recent report from KARE 11 TV, “Governor wants review of elder abuse secrecy issue,” explains that the Governor of Minnesota has asked the state’s legislature…

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Long Term Care Settings the Focus of New Law in Oregon

The State Department of Human Services says that the new law will provide a comprehensive approach to improving both safety and quality of care in long-term care settings. With the passage of House Bill 3359, Oregon legislators are putting changes in place to improve the quality of life for individuals living in licensed long-term care…

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