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Older Adult Law

We all aim for a long and prosperous life with financial security and good health. You hope for leisurely retirement while finding new pursuits outside of work. But, as we get older, we may face issues with our health. Decreasing mobility and mental clarity can make staying at home or enjoying life difficult.

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What Exactly Is Elder Law?

Elder law, often called "older adult law," is a legal area for issues affecting people over age 60. You can start by learning the basics or using the menu below to find the issues relevant to you.


Topics range from drafting a durable power of attorney to seeking help for consumer scams that target older people.


Nursing Home Laws by State

Get to know your state laws with an overview of nursing home laws by state, including the state definition of abuse, nursing home staff minimum requirements, and how to report a suspected violation.


States also vary in how they handle estate planning forms and end-of-life wishes. You can create DIY forms from home that are specific to your state's laws or learn more about getting power of attorney for an older adult parent.


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Meeting with a lawyer can help you understand your options and how to best protect your rights. Visit our attorney directory to find a lawyer near you who can help.

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