Elder Law: Cases, Materials, and Problems is designed for introductory classes in elder law and as supplemental material for clinical courses that serve older clients. The book covers the law that governs the many legal issues of later life and how elder law attorneys assist their clients in meeting the challenges of growing older. The book appeals to those interested in a future practice in elder law and also those who want a better understanding of the intersection of the law and policies that effect the elderly.
Carefully selected, relevant cases illustrate the interaction of statutory and common law and how that results in the legal framework known as elder law. Explanatory materials explain the laws and policies that an attorney must know in order to assist elderly clients. Problems that assume the reader is a practicing attorney encourage active use of the knowledge gained, and illustrate that elder law is more than just knowing the law: it is the ability to use the law to solve societal and client problems. The problems stimulate analysis and discussion and encourage students to "think like a lawyer" rather than being a passive classroom spectator.
The seventh edition of Elder Law: Cases, Materials, and Problems is thoroughly updated for use by veteran professors and newcomers in the field. It covers Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security; employer pensions; age discrimination; health and long term care quality; housing options; guardianship and alternatives; elder abuse and financial exploitation; and health care decision making.