A. Yes. In addition to Medicaid and other long-term care planning, the Elder Law Practice of David L. McGuffey can educate you and help you plan for your future. Among other matters, we can help you with revocable and irrevocable trusts, wills, powers of attorney, health care advance directives, guardianship and probate proceedings, contracts, deeds, and family feuds. We can provide advice and education regarding Medicare claims and appeals, Social Security disability claims, Supplemental Security Income claims and appeals, insurance coverage disputes, health advocacy and long-term care placement, and elder abuse. We also do special needs planning for individuals with special needs.
Certified Elder Law Attorneys understand the legal needs of the elderly and individuals with special needs, but they also understand the people they are helping. They have practical knowledge that allows them and their staff to ignore the myths relating to aging and the competence of the elderly. They work to preserve individual dignity, understanding that you are an individual rather than a diagnosis. Certified Elder Law Attorneys know about real life problems, health and otherwise, that tend to crop up as persons age. They are able to network with a formal or informal system of social workers, psychologists and other elder care professionals who may be of assistance to you. They use their knowledge, experience and relationships to help you resolve your problems. For more information about how a Certified Elder Law Attorney can help you, visit the National Elder Law Foundation website.