When do you or a Family Members Need an Elder Law Attorney?
Many pray that their God will save them from old age and poor health, but that is very unlikely. And with poor health and a limited number of years to live, Elders are more exposed to health and will issues than the young. These issues are generally taken care of by an Elder law attorney that sees to it that his or her clients experience the least amount of these issues as possible. So how exactly elder law attorneys aid the elderly? The answer to this question will help you determine whether you are in need of an elder law attorney yourself or one your elderly family members or not.
How an Elder Law Attorney Serves the Elderly Clients
Elder law attorneys are specialized in all legal matters that exclusively concern the old of age. These matters include, but not only, the following services:
Gaining Legal Aid when it Comes to Health Care: Elder law attorneys make it easier for elders to receive better health plans and certify their patient’s rights.
•Planning Estate and Property Distribution: Elder law attorneys seek to preserve their elderly clients’ income and assets to benefit them while still alive, and also help to better distribute their belongings after death.
• Guardianship and Home Nursing: In the case of incapacitation, you can make sure that the paperwork behind setting yourself a guardian or helping a family member get a guardian can be easily done through hiring an elder law attorney. These lawerys can also explain the legal process behind home nursing (nurse rights…).
• Employment Discrimination: Some of the elderly receive unfair treating when being discriminating because of their age. Elder law attorneys help out these discriminated elders to take the proper measures to improve the situation, and maybe allow them to receive a fairer and more equal employment opportunity.
Elder Abuse: Yes, it is true! Some individuals take advantage of their presumably “loved ones” when they reach a certain age at which they become less physically capable. Interestingly and quite shockingly, more than half a million elders are abused yearly, and that number is only the reported cases. This abuse includes any physical, emotional, sexual, and/or financial maltreatment. Elder law attorneys help to deliver better living conditions to the abused elderly so that he or she is safe and sound, and they can even help to gain back some of the financial loses in case of financial abuse.
The above points are only a small number of services given by elder law attorneys. So if you or one of your elderly family members are/is experiences one or more of these cases, we recommend that you immediately seek an elder law attorneys for that your health and longevity, which is at stakes, is what it important.