Elder Law addresses the myriad of issues that impact older individuals, primarily planning and addressing loss of physical and cognitive ability. Planning for the complexity of coordinating care in home or elsewhere, in addition to the costs, requires careful guidance to avoid becoming ineligible for benefits that may assist in covering these needs and costs.
Additionally, our attorneys regularly work with local area care providers to ease the transitions that surround medical events and avoid improper decisions being made due to urgency or emergency.
Particular care is given when working with individuals who may fear (or be experiencing) cognitive decline to ensure that they will have their wishes respected, even in the event they end up losing capacity. Often this involves taking measures to prevent our clients from becoming victims of fraud and abuse.