Legal Issues Related to Alzheimer's
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The Alzheimer's Association cautions: "It's important for everyone to plan for the future, but legal plans are especially important for a person with Alzheimer's disease. The sooner planning starts, the more the person with dementia may be able to participate."
Legal Issues Related to Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia
- Preservation or transfer of assets while seeking to avoid spousal impoverishment when one spouse
- enters a nursing home
- Medicare and Public Aid
- Medicare claims and appeals
- Social Security and disability claims and appeals
- Supplemental and long-term health insurance issues
- Disability planning, including preparation of durable powers of attorney and living wills, and financial management, including living trusts
- Guardianship/Conservatorship issues
- Long-term care placements in nursing homes and life-care communities
- Elder abuse and fraud recovery
- Medical legalities
- Asset Management
- Living Wills
- Do Not Resuscitate Directives
Legal Services in Tennessee
Justice For All: A Tennessee Supreme Court Initiative - This site has phone numbers and addresses for Legal Aid offices throughout Tennessee.
Tennessee Elder Law Hotline - Hotline for legal information and referral
Southeast Tennessee Legal Services
821 Houston Street
Chattanooga, TN 37403
Hotline Hours: 9-12; 1-4, EST
Tennessee Bar Association
221 Fourth Avenue North
Nashville, Tennessee 37219.
This site has information about available legal services county by county in the State of Tennessee.