often have legal needs unique to their circumstances. Many of those needs are handled by
the legal specialty known as "elder law." Health care needs are a major concern
of elder law, such as eligibility for Medicare and Medicaid,
coping with managed care and nursing homes & consumer protection. Seniors
and their families also frequently are concerned about the law of estate
planning, and sometimes they must face guardianship
legal issues. Finally, some legal problems are best handled by a general
practitioner, who has experience in a lot of different topics. Lawyer directories are available to identify local
lawyers with specialties for particular cases and circumstances.
The links below should get you started toward finding answers.
|Lawyer Directories||For matters involving Massachusetts law, we
suggest you start with the Law Office of Peter M. Macy [link coming, 7/10/02].
For matters involving other sates, visit Martindale-Hubbell,
West and other online directories of lawyers and/or lawyer websites.
|The General Practitioner||Links to general sites offering
information about a variety of basic legal issues, from banking to Workers Compensation
and everything in-between.
|Medicare & Medicaid||Coverage, eligibility and appeals
information for Medicare. Medicaid eligibility, countable asset rules, special income and
asset rules for married couples.
|Estate Planning||Best-of-the-Web selections of estate
planning sites, including general overviews and information about specialized instruments
and estate planning techniques.
|Guardianship||Overview of guardianship, online support
for guardians, medical and legal reference materials for guardians.
|Coping with Managed Care||Explanation of private and public
managed care systems, how to fight for benefits, support links, resources for lawyers and
other professionals dealing with managed care.
|Nursing Home & Consumer Protection||Nursing home resident rights, consumer
law links, elder fraud information.
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