15 ways elder law attorneys can help seniors
Elder law attorneys provide counsel for the unique issues of older clients and their loved ones. They advocate for the rights of seniors and help to navigate federal, state, and local laws. They must be informed about available assistance, both government and private, and knowledgeable of any laws that pertain to the civil rights and well-being of seniors.
Here are 15 ways that elder care attorneys can help caregivers, seniors and their loved ones.
- Estate planning
- Creating a living trust
- Preserving and, if needed, transferring assets
- Structuring personal care agreements and compensation
- Preparing a durable power of attorney
- Applying for guardianship
- Preventing financial exploitation
- Helping with grandparent's visitation rights
- Buying long-term care insurance
- Planning for long-term care
- Applying for Medicaid, Medicare, or other assistance
- Appealing denials for Medicaid, Medicare, or other assistance
- Applying for veteran benefits
- Navigating complex family disputes
- Fighting elder abuse, fraud, or neglect
Learn more about elder law and how to select the right attorney for your family here.