Mason one of two N.C. elder law attorneys named to Super Lawyers

Bob Mason, Elder Law & Special Needs Law

ASHEBORO, NC — Jan. 27, 2017: Elder law and special needs law attorney Robert A. Mason has been named as one of just two North Carolina elder law attorneys to the 2017 edition of North Carolina Super Lawyers. Mason was also named in the 2009, 2010, and 2015 editions of North Carolina Super Lawyers. Mason was also listed in the 23rd annual edition of The Best Lawyers in America under Elder Law. Inclusion in both depends upon a strict peer review process. Mason also maintains an “AV – Preeminent” rating through the nation’s oldest attorney … [Read more...]

A BOOK FOR ALL MORTALS

Gawande Being Mortal

Physicians of the Victorian age had a saying, “The operation was a success, but the patient died.” Surgeon (and best-selling author) Atul Gawande, in Being Mortal, recounts the horrible last weeks of Joseph Lazarus, the first patient newly-minted Intern Gawande disconnected from an artificial ventilator. Incurable cancer had rapidly spread throughout Joseph Lazarus. One tumor was compressing his thoracic spine. His choices were comfort care and surgery. More than seven hours of surgery brilliantly removed the pressure. But after 14 … [Read more...]

Want to Avoid the Nursing Home? Try PACE.

PACE Sign

Sometimes government really does work right. The United State Marine Corps comes immediately to mind. Another program, new to Randolph County and surrounding areas, is the Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly. PACE. In Randolph County, StayWell Senior Care operates the PACE program. StayWell is a joint venture of Randolph Hospital (lead partner), Moses Cone Health System, and Hospice of Randolph. As the name implies, once a frail person qualifies for PACE, the program will cover all medical and long term care needs. All medical … [Read more...]