Elder Law and Special Needs Section | State Bar of Wisconsin

The Elder Law and Special Needs Section works to protect the rights of the elderly and individuals with disabilities, and provide advice, information and advocacy in areas relating to the legal issues that affect their lives. This includes preparing advance directives, counseling clients on long term care options, assisting clients in applying for and retaining their rights to public benefits that assist in their care, counseling clients on special needs and pooled trusts, representing elders and individuals with disabilities who are victims of abuse and exploitation, and working with veterans to obtain needs-based benefits and health care. Their mission is to develop and improve laws that affect the elderly and individuals with disabilities and to promote high standards of performance and expertise for those who practice in this area.

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Note: This article was originally posted in the McCarty Law blog. COVID-19 has been hard on all of us, but especially on residents of nursing homes. Because nursing homes house our most vulnerable population, extra precautions needed to be implemented to protect them. This resulted in nursing homes being “locked down,” meaning residents were not allowed to leave, nor were they allowed visitors. Early on during the pandemic, we all saw heartbreaking pictures of families waving at a loved one through a window. In addition to worrying about contracting the virus, many nursing home residents also had to worry…
It was the first day on the job for my new staff attorney. He did not expect that his first day would be spent at a funeral. But there he was, with me. In the casket was a client of mine. She was beautifully dressed in pink, her face peaceful, and her son and family stood nearby. I paid my respects, and they expressed their joy that the final days of her life had been spent at home. If the local adult protective services (APS) agency had its way, things would have been different. She would have died in a…
Dear members of the Elder Law and Special Needs Section and other interested persons: We’re excited to announce the launch of a new blog for our section! Blogs are designed to deliver the latest news, practical advice, and valuable resources that focus on the issues that we encounter in our practice. We chose to create a blog because they offer more flexibility in providing timely and more frequent communication to our members. Also, posts can be shared on social media and can link to additional information and other related blogs. The Elder Law and Special Needs Journal will continue with…