What is Elder Law?

elder law

People are often unaware of the broad scope of “elder law,” yet many of our clients are concerned about long term care planning for themselves as they age or for their aging parents. Many worry about losing all their assets to a nursing home and need assistance with navigating through the complicated legal waters of Medicaid.

An elder law practice involves helping individuals and families and typically includes the following services:

  • Protecting the at-home spouse’s assets and income
  • Representation at elderly services
  • Going to court for increased benefits for at-home spouse
  • Long term care planning
  • Addressing concerns about the high cost of nursing home care
  • Reviewing long term care insurance plans
  • Medicaid planning
  • Assistance with the completion of the Medicaid application
  • Helping loved ones stay at home with home care assistance and caregiver help;
  • Planning for disabled individuals