Law 670: Elder Law
This course addresses the legal implications of Americans as they grow older, including Social Security, pension plan distributions, Medicare and Medicaid coverage, long-term care and nursing home admission, powers-of-attorney for health care and financial/legal matters, guardianship, and ethical considerations in advising older clients. The focus is on understanding statutory provisions that affect the care, comfort, and financial security of older people to facilitate informed advising and culturally sensitive planning. Policy implications of these statutory regimes are considered throughout the course as well.
Sequence and Prerequisites: None
Evaluation: Administered final examination