Elder Law Attorneys are advocates for the elderly and their loved ones, who advise their clients about what they should consider with regard to retirement income, long-term care, lifestyle and housing needs, and preferences. In addition, Wills, Living Wills, Durable Powers of Attorney for Property and Health and Insurance Coverage are issues that seniors should discuss with Elder Law Attorneys.
The three major categories that make up Elder Law are:
* Estate Planning and Administration, including tax questions;
* Medi-cal and Medicare, Disability and Other Long-Term Care Issues; and
* Guardianship, Conservatorship and Commitment Matters, including Fiduciary Administration.
Other issues found under the umbrella of Elder Law include such areas as Estate Planning; Wills; Trusts; Guardianships; Protection against Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Fraud; End-of-Life Planning; all Levels of Disability and Medical Care; Retirement Planning; Social Security Benefits; Medi-Cal and Medicare Coverage; Medicaid Planning (United States); Consumer Protection; Nursing Homes and In-Home Care; Powers of Attorney; Physicians' or Medical Care Directives, Declarations and Powers of attorney; Real Estate and Mortgage Assistance; Various Levels of Advice, Counseling and Advocacy of Rights; Tax Issues; and Discrimination.
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