Elder Law

Credit Hours:

Barbara J. Moss


Students in this course will learn basic principles relating to the practice of Elder Law. Course topics will include conservatorships; powers of attorney (for health care and financial matters); housing (including assisted living facilities and nursing homes); health-care decision making (including questions related to death and dying, Medicare, and Medicaid); elder abuse and neglect; financing health-care and long-term care; income maintenance (including basic principles of Social Security); and simple estate planning matters. Throughout the course, students will also consider the many ethical issues that arise in representing elderly clients.