Elder Law Section

The section provides education to its members, makes recommendations for improving the law, and undertakes projects to increase the understanding of senior citizens, their families and the public concerning legal issues affecting the elderly.

Chair
Elder Law of East Tennessee
903 N. Hall of Fame Dr
Knoxville, TN 37917
(865)951-2410
Immediate Past Chair
Apperson Crump PLC
6070 Poplar Ave #600
Memphis, TN 381193954
(901)756-6300

Bradley County Sheriff’s Office Forms Alzheimer’s Directory

Bradley County Sheriff Eric Watson has announced the formation of an Alzheimer’s Directory for the use of officers and staff at BCSO. At the request of family members, a senior assist officer will respond to a residence to take a photograph of and collect information for the log book that will describe a family member with Alzheimer’s disease. All information, including the family member’s photograph, will remain confidential unless needed to assist law enforcement personnel identify and return home a family member who has wandered away. The Chattanoogan has more.

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New App Helps with Health Care Decisions

A new smartphone app developed by the ABA’s Commission on Law and Aging allows individuals and families to manage and share their health care advance directives and related information. The app, which offers unlimited storage and management of personal and family profiles and documents, is the latest resources released by the commission to help individuals make health care decisions. Other tools include a multi-state health care power of attorney, a consumer’s toolkit for health care advance planning and a guide to making medical decisions for others.

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