What do you know about elder law? It is a unique area in many ways. For instance, unlike most attorneys whose practices are defined by a particular type of law, elder law attorneys are defined by the clients they serve: older adults and their adult children. Elder law attorneys focus on the specific needs of aging adults. This can include:
- Power of attorney and other important legal documents
- Long-term care planning and asset protection
- Medicare and Medicaid planning
- Veterans’ benefits
- Estate planning
- Disability planning
- Elder abuse
As we age, most all of us will be confronted with issues unique to the aging process. For instance, the majority of people will need long-term care at some point in their lives. Figuring out when to enter into long-term care, what facility to choose, and how to cover the often substantial costs associated with long-term care can be complicated. An experienced elder law attorney can assist you and your loved ones in navigating such issues.
Putting plans in place now can help bring you and your loved ones a great deal of peace of mind. For instance, engaging in long-term care planning sooner rather than later can not only help ensure that the costs of your long-term care are covered, but it may also protect your life savings from being depleted prior to qualifying for Medicaid.
An experienced elder law attorney uses a variety of legal tools and techniques, and takes a more holistic approach to legal advice. Elder law attorneys take into consideration many of the key issues that seniors face: housing, financial well-being, health and long-term care, autonomy, and quality of life. For assistance in elder law matters, please contact our office to set up a meeting time.