LGL 236 Elder Law

Explores the legal issues affecting the elderly population such as Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicare, Medicaid, long-term care insurance, retirement housing and long-term care options, age discrimination, elder abuse and neglect, and estate and planning issues related to incapacity , guardianship, advanced medical directives, power-of-attorney, and end of life decisions. Prerequisite: Readiness to enroll in ENG 111. Lecture 3 hours per week. Occasionally offered summer or fall.