When do you or family members need an elderly lawyer?
Many pray that their God will save them from old age and ill health, but this is very unlikely. And because of poor health and limited years of life, older people are more prone to health and will problems than young people. These issues are usually addressed by Elder’s lawyer, who ensures that his or her clients experience as few of these problems as possible. So how do older lawyers help the elderly? The answer to this question will help you determine whether you need a senior lawyer or one of your family’s older members.
How a Senior Lawyer Serves Older Clients
Older persons’ lawyers specialize in all legal matters relating exclusively to the elderly. These issues include, but not only, the following services:
Getting legal aid when it comes to health care: Older people’s advocates help older people get better health insurance plans and certify the rights of their patients.
Real estate planning and property distribution: Older lawyers seek to preserve the income and assets of their older clients in order to benefit them in their lifetime, as well as help to better distribute their property after death.
Custody and home care: in the event of incapacity, you can make sure that the paperwork related to appointing a guardian or assisting a family member in obtaining a guardian can be easily performed by hiring an elderly lawyer. These lawyers can also explain the legal process of home care (nurse’s rights…).
Discrimination in employment: some older persons are treated unfairly when they are discriminated against on the basis of age. Older advocates help these discriminated elders take appropriate measures to improve the situation and possibly enable them to obtain fairer and more equal employment opportunities.
Elder abuse: Yes, it’s true! Some people enjoy the benefits of their supposedly “loved ones” when they reach a certain age, when they become less physically capable. It is interesting and shocking that more than half a million older persons are abused every year, and these are only reported cases. This violence includes any physical, emotional, sexual and/or financial abuse. Advocates for older persons help improve the living conditions of abused older persons so that they are alive and well, and can even help recover some of the financial losses in the event of financial abuse.
The above-mentioned points represent only a small part of the services provided by older lawyers. Therefore, if you or one of your elderly family members are facing/experiencing one or more of these cases, we recommend that you contact senior counsel immediately, as your health and longevity, which are at risk, are what is important.