Repost of Rabea Taylor’s original Newswire article published in The Gazette
May is National Elder Law Month
With 10,000 Americans turning 65 every day and a projected 40 million Americans 65 years or older, this is an underserved segment. Baby boomers are growing older, living longer, and with fewer resources for long-term care. The importance of planning for one’s needs is essential.
What is National Elder Law Month?
May is National Elder Law Month. This designation was established by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) as a way to acknowledge the profession that supports the senior community with all of their planning needs.
Elder Law Month is recognized by attorneys across the country, many of whom offer special activities to educate the public about this important area.
What is Elder Law and Special Needs Law?
Elder Law and Special Needs Law are specialized areas that involve representing, counseling, and assisting seniors, people with disabilities and their families in connection with a variety of legal issues. The Elder Law and Special Needs Law attorney handles estate planning and counsels clients about planning for incapacity with health care decision-making documents.
The Elder and Special Needs Law attorney also assists clients in planning for possible long-term care needs, including at-home care, assisted living or nursing home care. Locating the appropriate type of care, coordinating public and private resources to finance the cost of care and working to ensure the client’s right to quality care are all part of the Elder and Special Needs Law practice.
Elder Law and Special Needs Law also encompasses legal planning to qualify for or maintain government benefits, such as Medicaid, SSI, and VA Pension benefits.
While we cannot stop the aging process, with proper planning an Elder Law Attorney can make it an easier transition for you and your loved ones. Proper care and a plan to pay for that care are vitally important for adults of all ages.
Elder Law attorneys around the nation will host and participate in various activities. In honor of Elder Law Month, Ms. Taylor is hosting a workshop on the topic of long-term care planning, and how to pay for it.
Date: Thursday, May 26, 2016
Location: East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Please RSVP below or by calling Lewis Kuhn Swan PC at (719) 694-3000.
To register and reserve your seat(s), please complete and submit this form:
About Rabea Taylor
Ms. Taylor is a member of ElderCounsel, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and the Colorado and El Paso County Bar Associations. She also serves on the Board for the Senior Resource Council of Colorado Springs.