ELDER LAW - Attorneys and the Law
As the number of senior citizens in the United States has grown, the legal system has adopted statutes and procedures focusing on the needs of the elderly. Elder law exists to ensure seniors receive the quality health care and senior services they deserve to enjoy their retirement and protect their estate, and to protect them from those who may take advantage of them. Elder law attorneys are available to assist senior citizens and their families understand the nature of elder law, and what options are available to them as they age.
One of the most important aspects of elder care is adequate Medicare to insure seniors have health coverage. Medicare law sets eligibility requirements, determines extent of medical coverage, and otherwise provides details about health care for senior citizens. It is important for senior citizens to fully understand Medicare law and work with an elder law attorney with any questions about how to apply and receive the benefits they are due. Elder law attorneys should be experienced and familiar with the laws, and able to assist clients in obtaining and using their Medicare.
Elder Care Service
In recent years the popularity of senior citizen centers as an elder care service has grown, and as such legislation has emerged protecting senior citizens from abuse or mistreatment in such facilities. Every facility offering an elder care service must be licensed by the Government and meet guidelines to administer a high quality level of care to its clients. A senior citizen entering an elder care service facility should be well treated and cared for, or the facility may be liable in a legal suit. If you have any questions, or feel your or a loved one has been mistreated by an elder care service facility, your should work with an elder law attorney to understand the remedies afforded by law.