Elder Law

Although the issues facing elders are arguably as old as time itself, the realm of elder law has evolved significantly since the inception and growth of Medicare and Medicaid in the 20th century. Elder law encompasses counseling on areas such as financial and retirement management and planning, competency challenges, long-term care planning, public benefits planning including pursuing long-term care Medicaid eligibility, asset protection, guardianship, disability, elder advocacy issues, estate planning, and the myriad of issues that arise in relation to these challenges. Often, the role of an elder law attorney is to provide guidance as to long-term care planning. Sometimes, that planning happens before any drastic change in health of an individual.

Often, it happens in what is perceived to be a crisis situation by a family faced with options that all seem impossible.

The elder law attorney puts these families at ease in the midst of stressful times by providing options they may not know or fully understand. The elder law attorney suggests an all encompassing plan and provides referrals and resources to support the complete plan to take care of the elder and the elder’s estate during their lifetime as well as preserving their estate and their wishes after the elder has passed.