This class is designed to give students a basic understanding of elder law and its increasingly important role in our society. Students will learn how to manage legal issues and family dynamics around care of the elderly, understand the oversized role of financing care, and explore the interplay of elder law with estate planning and governmental benefits programs. Fundamental to the practice of elder law is understanding how to pay for care as well as spotting and addressing abuse of the elderly.
It will be helpful but not necessary to have taken Wills and Estates.
Textbook information: Elder Law: Practice, Policy, and Problems by Nina Cohn from Aspen Publishing ISBN 978-1-4548-9098-0