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What Does an Elder Care Attorney Do?


Today, the number of Americans over the age of 65 has surpassed 40 million. Americans are living longer, thanks in part to advances in modern medicine.   Along with longevity comes the need for older adults and their families to navigate state and federal programs available to America's aging population but which programs are increasingly complex.

The professional elder law attorneys at Cona Elder Law are dedicated to helping you navigate this quickly changing landscape. For more than 20 years, we've helped those enjoying the afternoon of their life secure the benefits to which they are entitled and create a clear plan for the future. We invite you to Grow Older With Us and continue reading to learn more about how we can help you and your family embrace tomorrow.

What Is An Elder Law Attorney?

The team of elder law attorneys at Cona Elder Law are a skilled team of senior advocates who will help you navigate today's highly regulatory landscape and develop a plan to achieve your goals. We offer a vast range of legal assistance centered on matters affecting older adults, senior citizens and people with special needs.

We provide assistance with asset protection, government benefits, estate planning, estate administration and litigation. At the same time, we often help our clients manage the various day-to-day issues that can impact your quality of life. Because elder law is a very unique legal discipline with a range of fields, our elder law attorneys offer education and training to provide you with the support you need.  

What Does an Elder Law Attorney Do?

At Cona Elder Law, our team of elder law attorneys can work in conjunction with other professionals throughout various fields to coordinate financial matters, legal protections and long-term care. While this list doesn't encompass every service we offer at Cona Elder Law, some of the most common solutions we provide include:

  • Asset Protection and Government Benefits. An elder law attorney can work with you to create a plan for protecting your assets, maintaining or promoting eligibility for Medicaid benefits.
  • Coordination of Care. Whether this is as straightforward as creating a Health Care Proxy and Living Will or as complex as finding the right long-term care facility and coordinating the financial resources to manage the costs, an elder law attorney can be your legal advocate, ensuring your best interests are always on the forefront.
  • Power of Attorney. If you or your loved one are no longer able to make your own financial decisions, it's important to have someone you trust make those decisions for you. We can lay the framework and discuss best practices for choosing the person you entrust to make these decisions should you become incapacitated and need assistance.
  • Estate Planning. An elder care attorney can help you create a plan to protect your assets and pass them on to future generations.  This may include a Will, a Trust and Advance Directives.
  • Special Needs Planning. Specialized planning is required if you care for a loved one with special needs. Your elder law attorney can help you think strategically for the future by discussing options to include in your Will and Estate Plan.

Considering the vastness of the field of Elder Law, it's important you find an elder law attorney who specializes in the specific area you need assistance with. At Cona Elder Law, we're unique in that we are a team of attorneys dedicated to the various disciplines within the field of Elder Law.

Why Is It Beneficial to Hire an Elder Law Attorney?

As you age, the issues affecting you and your family become more involved. It becomes exponentially more important to have a legal advocate who specializes in providing attention to the unexpected and unintended potential legal outcomes of those issues. You may be asking yourself: "Why can't I use any attorney to create a plan for me and my family?"

An attorney who isn't an elder law attorney will not know the complexities of the Medicaid and asset protection laws, the difference between the IRS rules and Medicaid regulations, the special exemptions afforded certain people and certain assets, and even some “tricks of the trade” that only experienced elder law attorneys know who concentrate in this field.

Contact Gener Cona Elder Law Attorneys

At Cona Elder Law, we're a team of experienced elder law attorneys spanning across all disciplines of elder law. We use our extensive knowledge to help our clients create a clear plan for the future - Empowering You and Your Family to Embrace Tomorrow.

Contact Cona Elder Law attorneys today to schedule a consultation.

About the Author Cona Elder Law

Cona Elder Law is a full service law firm based in Melville, LI. Our firm concentrates in the areas of elder law, estate planning, estate administration and litigation, special needs planning and health care facility representation. We are proud to have been recognized for our innovative strategies, creative techniques and unparalleled negotiating skills unendingly driven toward our paramount objective - satisfying the needs of our clients.

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