11.16.23

15 ways elder law attorneys can help seniors


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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.

  1. Estate planning
  2. Creating a living trust
  3. Preserving and, if needed, transferring assets
  4. Structuring personal care agreements and compensation
  5. Preparing a durable power of attorney
  6. Applying for guardianship
  7. Preventing financial exploitation
  8. Helping with grandparent's visitation rights
  9. Buying long-term care insurance
  10. Planning for long-term care
  11. Applying for Medicaid, Medicare, or other assistance
  12. Appealing denials for Medicaid, Medicare, or other assistance
  13. Applying for veteran benefits
  14. Navigating complex family disputes
  15. Fighting elder abuse, fraud, or neglect

Learn more about elder law and how to select the right attorney for your family here.