What is Elder Law?

Are you currently a caregiver?  If yes, you know how much time and energy goes into caring for a sick or disabled person. It is difficult to formulate a concrete definition of elder law, but many attorneys agree that elder law can best be defined by the demographics an attorney serves—the elderly and the disabled. Elder law is knowing about the  laws needed to primarily help seniors who are sick or disabled obtain long-term care services at home or in a nursing home, paid for by the government so they do not need to burden their families. More specifically, we utilize these laws to devise a plan to:

  • Preserve and distribute assets to beneficiaries
  • Plan for incapacity
  • Manage finances and make health care decisions
  • Prepare for long-term care
  • Qualify for public benefits such as Community (home care) and Chronic Care (nursing home) Medicaid

Elder law encompasses all aspects of planning for aging, illness and incapacity.  In many cases we can achieve Medicaid eligibility with very little loss of assets or income.  But every situation is unique, so our firm will discuss your individual long-term needs and devise a plan based upon your particular circumstances. Be sure to click on our services page to get a more detailed description of each of those benefits and documents.