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Colorado Senior Law Handbook

The Senior Law Handbook is produced annually by the Colorado Bar Association. The Handbook contains more than 30 chapters covering a wide range of issues of interest to seniors and members of their family. This page includes links to download the complete 2015 Colorado Senior Law Handbook or individual chapters.

Colorado Senior Law Handbook: 2015 Edition.   A Colorado Legal Information and Reference Guide for Aging Adults, a joint project of the Elder Law and Trust and Estate Sections of the Colorado Bar Association

The Senior Law Handbook is distributed statewide to attendees of Senior Law Day events. Information about the annual Larimer County Senior Law Day hosted by the Elder Care Network of Northern Colorado is a available here.

To download the complete 2015 Senior Law Handbook, click here.

To download individual chapters, click on any chapter number below.

 Chapter 1:  Social Security Benefits

Chapter 2:  Medicare

Chapter 3:  Health Insurance Beyond Medicare

Chapter 4:  Medicaid

Chapter 5:  Government Programs and Financial Assistanc

Chapter 6:  Veterans’ Benefits

Chapter 7:  Long-Term Care Insurance

Chapter 8:  Financial Difficulty for Seniors

Chapter 9:  Employment Discrimination

Chapter 10:  Workers’ Compensation and Seniors

Chapter 11:  Arm Yourself with Consumer Protection Information

Chapter 12:  Protecting Yourself from Crime

Chapter 13:  Family Relationships

Chapter 14:  Grandparent Custody and Visitation Issues

Chapter 15:  Estate Planning: Wills, Trusts, and Your Property

Chapter 16:  Estate and Succession Planning for Farmers and Ranchers

Chapter 17:  Annuities

Chapter 18:  Philanthropy and Planned Giving

Chapter 19:  Estate Planning for Non-Traditional Families

Chapter 20:  Reverse Mortgages

Chapter 21:  Assisted Living and Nursing Home Issues

Chapter 22:  Hospital Discharge Planning: Advocating for Seniors' Medicare Rehabilitation Benefits

Chapter 23:  Powers of Attorney

Chapter 24:  Medical Advance Directives

Chapter 25:  Conservatorship of Adults

Chapter 26:  Guardianship of Adults

Chapter 27:  Hospice and Palliative Care: Options for Care at the End of Life

Chapter 28:  What to Do When Someone Dies: Responsibilities of the Personal Representative and Trustee Under Probate

Chapter 29:  Family Discussions, Decisions, and Dispute Resolution

Chapter 30:  Programs, Services, and Resources for Older Adults

Chapter 31:  Aging in Place: Maintaining Your Independence at Home

Chapter 32:  Lifelong Learning and the Aging Brain

Chapter 33:  Mandatory Reporting


Appendix A:  Glossary

Appendix B:  Legal Resources

Appendix C:  2014 Senior Law Day Sponsors

Editors Notes, Table of Contents, About the Authors

The Colorado Senior Law Handbook — 2015 Edition and any attached or referenced pages have been written or compiled for general information purposes only. The information contained in the Colorado Senior Law Handbook is not intended to be, nor is it, legal advice. The Colorado Senior Law Handbook material does not intend to create, nor does it create, an attorney-client relationship. Legal advice of any nature should be sought from legal counsel.

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