Dementia Care and the Law

What is dementia? This interview with Joseph Ranni, Esq. of Ranni Law Firm, PLLC answers the following questions:  Are there different types? When and how is it diagnosed?  What services do they need?  What’s special? Does it mean the person is then legally Incapable? What about Health Care  decisions? What about financial decisions? What about overnights? How can people safely live at home? What is the “dignity of risk”? How do you care for a family member with dementia? Is it possible to care for someone with dementia at home? Does Medicaid cover dementia care? Does Medicare pay for home health care for dementia patients? How are assets treated for individuals with dementia? Can a dementia patient revoke a health care proxy? When should a person with dementia go into a care home? How to take care of elderly with dementia? What advice would you give to someone who is caring for someone who has dementia?

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