The facts and figures for Alzheimer’s disease are shocking. One in three seniors with die with Alzheimer’s or another form of age related dementia. A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s is typically followed by a period of heightened emotions and confusion, making it difficult to focus on the practical and legal ramifications of the diagnosis. Do not […]
Elder Law FAQs
Most people who care for the elderly do so with kindness and patience; however, there are those who prey on society’s most vulnerable, including those in nursing home care. Conservative estimates indicate that more than 40 percent of nursing home residents have reported abuse, and more than 90 percent report that they or another resident […]
Making the decision to seek guardianship over a parent is never easy; however, it may become necessary to prevent serious injury and/or victimization by those who prey on the elderly. An elder law attorney can help you pursue guardianship to ensure that you have the legal authority necessary to protect and care for your parent.
Most basic health insurance plans will not cover the costs associated with long-term care nor will Medicare. Unless you have the resources to cover the high cost of nursing home care out of pocket and indefinitely, you will likely find yourself turning to Medicaid for help. To be eligible, however, you must contend with very […]
Recent figures indicate that 65.7 million informal and family caregivers provide care to someone who is ill, disabled or aged in the U.S. Lost income and benefits over a caregiver’s lifetime is estimated to range from a total of $283,716 for men to $324,044 for women, or an average of $303,880.30. Caregivers face emotional stress, […]
Elder law attorneys focus on the unique needs of the elderly and those who care for them. Some common types of legal matters for which you might need an elder law attorney include: Denial of disability Guardianship Housing discrimination Estate planning Health insurance issues Retirement planning Nursing home abuse Medicaid planning Veteran’s benefits
As the elderly population began to grow several decades ago, it started to become clear that the legal issues that impact them needed to be addressed. Consequently, the relatively new area of the law known as “elder law” began to evolve. An elder law lawyer, therefore, is a lawyer who has chosen to focus much, […]