An elder care lawyer deals with issues that affect the growing population of aging seniors. The three main categories that elder care attorneys deal with are estate planning and administration, including tax information; Medicaid, disability and other such long terms care issues, and guardianship. Some elder care lawyers even cover some aspects of criminal law such as elder abuse, financial abuse, fraud and other consumer issues, nursing home neglect and nursing home impoverishment. If an elder in your family is in need of legal advice or representation, please contact an elder care attorney.
An elder care lawyer handles all of the legal aspects of laws pertaining to seniors. The census bureau says 26 states are said to double their senior population within the next 25 years. Therefore, elder care lawyers will handle more cases involving elder care law. Though it might seem costly to hire an elder care attorney, it is probably wise to let them handle the legal work.
- Washington population, 2005 estimate 6,287,759
- Washington population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005 6.7%
- Washington population, 2000 5,894,121
- Washington population, percent change, 1990 to 2000 21.1%
- Persons under 5 years old in Washington, percent, 2004 6.2%
- Persons under 18 years old in Washington, percent, 2004 24.0%
- persons 65 years old and over in Washington, percent, 2004 11.3%