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Wednesday, 10 October 2018 14:39

red alertWe have all heard of “Amber” alerts.  They are messages regarding missing or abducted children and are intended to alert us in the event we have any information regarding the missing child’s whereabouts.  Perhaps we’ve received them as texts, emails, or voice mails.  Maybe we’ve seen them on billboards as we’re driving.  The intent is to use the public’s help to locate the missing child as quickly as possible.

 

The Alzheimer’s Association has a very similar program to identify individuals with Alzheimer’s or related dementia who wander or have a medical emergency.  The program is called MedicAlert + Safe Return.  It is a 24-hour, nationwide, emergency response service.  More information regarding this important service and how to access can be found here.

 

- Posted by Attorney Elena Lidrbauch 

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Ohio Legislators Enhance Protections of Seniors and Adults With Disabilities

Monday, 16 April 2018 08:11

Couple2Laws protecting seniors and adults with disabilities in the state of Ohio will get a boost in September, when new rules that strengthen existing adult protective services statutes take effect.

The new provisions cover a wide range of situations, and are expected to help an increasing number of vulnerable adults. Some highlights of note:

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Tougher FINRA Rules: A New Tool to Fight Financial Exploitation of Seniors and Adults with Disabilities

Monday, 19 February 2018 09:18

moneyThe Securities and Exchange Commission has just enhanced the protection for seniors and adults with disabilities who may be subject to financial abuse. Earlier this month, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), an independent regulator that protects investors and regulates financial brokers and dealers, released new rules intended to block unauthorized withdrawals and other disbursements from the accounts of vulnerable adults.

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A Favorable Ruling that Medicare Will Pay for a Needed Cancer Treatment

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 08:31

medicareRecent advances in modern medicine mean that a surprise diagnosis of advanced lung cancer is no longer an automatic death sentence. But when Medicare providers refuse to pay the cost of cutting-edge medicines, they prevent patients from receiving life-saving treatments and condemn them to the same fate. Attorney Janet Lowder and I just made it a little harder for Medicare Part D providers to do that.

Our client was living an otherwise active and healthy life when she was unexpectedly diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. She needed to act fast to get ahead of the disease. Her top-notch doctors prescribed the most effective treatment – one that could in fact save her life.

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