Representation of the elderly goes beyond the legal aspects of conservators, guardians, agents under a durable power of attorney, appointment of a patient advocate, application for Medicaid and completion of estate planning tools. It is the goal of most elderly and the family of the elderly to have the elderly maintain in his or her home as long as is reasonable. In order to do this, one has to be aware of the providers of home care, providers of assistance with daily living tasks when health care is not an issue, providers of transportation needs and providers of various social avenues for the elderly. When an elderly does find it necessary to move from his or her home, it is important that the elderly and the family are aware of the various housing accommodations available in the community and the level of assistant offered at each level. The attorneys in our office strive to provide the elderly the tools to maintain independence while still being assured comfort and safety.
The firm’s attorneys who practice in the area of Elder Law and Medicaid Planning represent clients in:
- Life care contracts, retirement community contracts, patient rights
- Obtaining guardianships, conservators, durable powers of attorney, living wills
- Medicare and Medicaid representation
- Reverse mortgages