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John L Roberts

John Roberts’s Legal Guides

18 total


  • Should I sign a Massachusetts Nursing Home Arbitration Agreement?

    Some nursing homes in Massachusetts ask their residents to sign an Arbitration Agreement as part of the admission process. Should you sign a Nursing Home Arbitration Agreement? The risks are illust

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  • Who can bind you to a Nursing Home Arbitration Agreement in Massachusetts?

    With the fifth anniversary of Elizabeth Barrow’s violent death approaching, Massachusetts judges took another look at the case. In August, 2014 they threw out an arbitration agreement that had closed

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  • Planning for 24 hour care at home.

    We can work around Incapacity and maximize capacity, If we re-think the way, shape and form of our Activities of Daily Living. We can Age In Place, and continue living safely at home.

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  • Hospital observation status cancels Medicare nursing home coverage

    Patients placed on Hospital Observation must pay out-of-pocket if they end up needing nursing home care. Medicare is now directing hospitals to keep patients "under observation," to prevent eligibi

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  • “Improvement Standard” can’t cut off Medicare nursing home days

    Medicare coverage depends not on the beneficiary’s restoration potential, but on whether skilled nursing home care is required. You may be confronted by hospital or nursing home staff, who tell you

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  • Medical Expenses paid by Aid & Attendance Pension

    The proposed regulations discussed in this video are raising many questions. Does the VA have authority to make the changes it is proposing? The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys is taking the p

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  • Aid & Attendance asset limits, primary residence, and transfer look back regulations

    Everyone is wondering whether and when the proposed regulations discussed in this video will take effect. How long do we wait, and will all of this make the wait time longer? Another big question i

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  • Damages caused by Life Estate Deeds. Consider risks before transferring property

    A widow sued her lawyer and won a $100,000 verdict in Hampden County Superior Court in September, 2013 because she and her late husband did not use a Life Estate deed to transfer property to their chi

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  • Medicaid Planning: Damages caused by Asset Transfers to Children

    This Video Podcasts does not provide any legal advice. The Video Podcast is limited to general information and resources pertaining to Hampden County, Massachusetts. You can't rely on general informat

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  • A Better Understanding of Clients Who Have Memory Loss and Dementia

    I took a ten minute Virtual Dementia Tour that opened my mind and heart to the emotions that might be experienced by a person who has diminished capacity. The tour was provided by the staff at Keystone Woods Assisted Living in Springfield. Have you have ever taken a guided tour ...

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