Elder Law Attorneys Observe May as National Elder Law Month

NAELA Elder Law Month

The month of May is dedicated to increasing community awareness of the growing legal needs of older adults, people with special needs, and their families.

The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) has designated May the National Elder Law Month. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., NAELA was formed in 1987 in response to the growing legal needs of older adults, people with special needs, and their families.  NAELA’s mission is to establish its members as the premier providers of legal advocacy, guidance, and services to enhance the lives of seniors and people with disabilities.  The members of Four Pillars Law Firm, PLLC are proud to be members of NAELA and participate in this nationwide effort.

Look out for programs throughout the community which may include: an overview of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Medicare Part D presentations; seminars in financing long-term care; seminars in legal tools for financial management such as powers of attorney and trusts; seminars in understanding Medicare and Medicaid; discussions of nursing home resident rights and admissions procedures; discussions of public entitlements such as Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, and Veterans Benefits; discussions of senior housing options; and other issues with which local Elder Law attorneys feel the public should be familiar.

Unlike traditional lawyers, Elder Law attorneys, including the attorneys of Four Pillars Law Firm, PLLC, deal with their clients “holistically” — helping with the issues that affect a particular segment of the population rather than a narrow area of law.

When clients visit an Elder Law attorney, they generally present problems beyond the need for a will or a power of attorney. Elder Law attorneys are familiar with the network of services and providers who assist clients effectively.  Elder Law attorneys must constantly monitor the ever-changing statutes and regulations to which older adults are beholden for their daily existence.

Please join us in promoting National Elder Law Month by advocating for and supporting the needs of elders in our community!

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