What is an Elder Law Attorney? Do You Need One? 

As a caregiver, you may be caring for an aging parent, loved one, or spouse. You probably find yourself navigating challenging issues such as healthcare, financing, and housing for your loved one. 


If you find yourself having to answer any of the following questions on behalf of your loved one, you may need an elder law attorney:

  • Does your loved one have a will? Has it been updated? 
  • What resources are available to help you pay for in-home care or nursing facility care? 
  • Do they have a power of attorney or advance directive for healthcare decision-making? 
  • Are they incapacitated and unable to make financial or healthcare decisions? 

A Professional Will Help You Consider All Your Options

Elder law attorneys provide counsel for the unique requirements of older clients and their loved ones. They advocate for seniors’ rights and assist in navigating laws, assistance programs, and civil rights.

Some of the specific areas that an elder law attorney can help with are: 

  • Preservation and transfer of assets
  • Medicare and Medicaid compliance, claims, and appeals
  • Guardianship and conservatorship
  • Nursing home and long-term care
  • Elder abuse and fraud
  • Veterans benefits

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