J Reinan to Present at the 4th Annual Elder Law Retreat in Vail, Colorado
J Reinan will be presenting on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at this year’s Elder Law Retreat in Vail, along with Mary Catherine Rabbit, an attorney with The Legal Center for People with Disabilities and Older People.
The topic of their presentation is Advocacy, Residents’ Rights and Litigating Nursing Home Complaints: Issues from Pre-Admission to Post-Discharge for Residents and Management of Assisted Living and Nursing Home Facilities.
The format of their presentation will be a panel discussion, which will address a number of issues affecting residents of long-term care facilities (both assisted living and skilling nursing facilities residents) from before admission to after discharge.
Specific issues to be addressed during the panel discussion include: avoiding the pitfalls of mandatory arbitration; delays in establishing Medicaid eligibility; the current mix of residents in long-term care facilities and conflicts between residents; the unmet mental health needs of nursing home residents; GLBT residents in long-term care; “Culture Change”; involuntary discharges from facilities; new developments in voluntary discharges, including Section Q of the Minimum Data Set, “Community Choice Transitions,” “Dual Eligibles,” the Colorado Olmstead Plan and the need for regulatory legislative reform in implementing these new programs; litigating nursing home claims and cases; and Medicare and Medicaid liens.