Elder advocate Jane Gross is perplexed. In a recent New York Times
blog, Gross expresses surprise that Americans are not pressing harder
for a policy overhaul that would provide appropriate care for our
there is so little outrage among family caregivers, effectively
abandoned by a government that in 1965 promised universal health care
for the elderly."
Furthermore, Gross sees this crisis
is very much a women's issue, since women generally live longer than
men, and daughters, more than sons, shoulder the burden of caregiving
for aging parents.
In my practice, I see first-hand the
struggles of Florida seniors and their families. So I agree: something
must be done, and it is long overdue. But at this moment, there seems
to be little political will for such policy changes, and the economic
climate means Medicare and Medicaid face continuing threats of cuts.
Florida Elder Law Lawyers will
continue to assist Florida seniors to get the help they need and avoid
the financial ruin that so often accompanies a long-term health care
Read Gross' entire blog entry
Florida Medicaid benefits for long-term care.
Attorney Joseph S. Karp is a
Florida Bar Certified and Nationally Certified Elder Law Attorney focusing on
Elder Law, Probate, Estate Planning, Asset Protection, Special Needs Planning
and Estate Litigation. He is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell. Mr. Karp is the
founder of The Karp Law Firm, a South Florida law firm with offices in Palm
Beach Gardens, Boynton Beach and St. Lucie, Florida. Mr. Karp was named a
2011 SuperLawyer by SuperLawyer Magazine and a member of the 2011
Florida Legal Elite by Florida Trend Magazine. He is admitted to
practice law in New York as well as Florida. Visit Mr. Karp's Florida Elder Law and Estate Planning
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