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Elder Law - Stark County Bar Association

Elder Law is the assistance of persons of advancing years in the use of legal tools in order to:

Maximize the control of their lives
Extend their control over caregiving   and financial   management: and
Improve the quality of their lives   through the appropriate use of   governmental programs.

Elder Law is a rapidly growing area of practice which recognizes the many legal issues affecting older adults, their caring families and friends including:

• Protecting assets when someone enters a   nursing home
• Medicaid planning
• Medicare rights
• Social Security Disability
• Supplimental and long-term care health   insurance
• Durable powers of attorney
• Living trusts
• Living wills
• Health care powers of attorney
• Wills
• Probate and estate planning
• Gifting and assets transfers
• Beneficiary designation
• Guardianship and alternatives
• Nursing home placement and options
• Patient quality of care and rights
• Elder abuse
• Fraud recovery and consumer rights

 


 


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