Elder Law

The area of law pertaining to the rights and legal matters concerning older adults. This includes such subjects as estate planning, wills, guardianship, powers of attorney, Medicare & Medicaid.

More Common Terms

  • Home Health Agency Health, personal and social care provided in the home to individuals who are functionally or cognitively impaired.
  • Discharge Planner A social worker or nurse who assists a patient with health care arrangements following a hospital stay.
  • Respite Care Temporary or intermittent care for individuals with functional or cognitive impairments that provides relief to caregivers from the demands of ongoing care. This care can be provided in the home, in the assisted living community or residential care h...

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