GRAND Magazine - May/June 2012 - (Page 23)

Why you need Elder Law Top 6 reasons to hire an elder law attorney A s we age, we face complex legal concerns that are often different from when we were younger. Our actions may have unintended legal effects. That’s why it’s important to work with an attorney who is an expert in Elder Law. Elder Law attorneys specialize in using their knowledge to fit the needs of older clients in such matters as • Preserving assets when a spouse enters a nursing home • Claims and appeals for Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security • Conservatorships and guardianships, estate planning, probate, trusts • Nursing homes: placements, quality, patients’ rights • Elder abuse, discrimination, fraud recovery, and many other legal issues To locate an Elder Law attorney and for more information, go to Why hire an Elder Law attorney? An Elder Law attorney... 1. Focuses on the legal needs of older adults 2. Works with legal tools and techniques that specifically meet the objectives of older clients 3. Uses a holistic approach to the key legal issues facing older adults: housing, financial well-being, health and long-term care, and quality of life 4. Brings to their practice knowledge that allows them to dismiss the myths relating to aging and the competence of the elderly 5. Understands the physical and mental difficulties that often accompany the aging process 6. Is tied into a formal or informal system of social workers, psychologists and other elder care professionals to assist their clients This information is provided as a public service and is not intended as legal advice. Such advice should be obtained from a qualified Elder Law attorney. © National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Click to see the full version of this abridged article. MAY JUNE 2012 GRAND 23 photo: © -Oxford-

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of GRAND Magazine - May/June 2012

GRAND Magazine - May/June 2012
Summer Camp Safety
Grand Central
So Sexy So Soon (book excerpt)
The Dalí Museum
Brain Food
Healthy Detoxification
Why You Need Elder Law
Arthur & Carol Kornhaber
Cooking Up Fun
Terrific Toys from Toy Fair
Are You Searching for Support?
Teens & Junk Food
Looking for Love
San Luis Obispo Mission Plaza

GRAND Magazine - May/June 2012