Elder Care Attorney, Mindy Felinton expounds upon the services provided and the very specific role of the relatively new area of Elder Care Law.
Delray Beach, FL August 1, 2019: Mindy Felinton, founder of Felinton Elder Law & Estate Planning Centers, has posted a new article on her law firm’s website entitled “Understanding The Purpose Of Elder Care Law,” in which Ms. Felinton explains the advantages of working with an attorney educated in this area of law.
Felinton writes, “Many people are not aware of this relatively new area of the law created to specifically serve the needs of the elderly and disabled as well as their families.” She adds, “Elder Care Law emerged due to our prolonged life expectancy.”
“Because we humans are living longer,” explains Felinton, “we are facing more and more complicated issues. Estate planning, disability, health care, retirement, taxes, financial planning, abuse and discrimination issues can, and often do arise in the elder years.” She elaborates, “It is important to know your rights and seek counseling and advice when needed. When dealing with legal issues that pertain to the elderly, it is wise to seek counseling from a lawyer who practices ‘Elder Law’.”
According to Felinton, “Despite the fact that there are laws and community-based programs that exist for the elderly, unless you are educated in this area, you may miss out on available services as well as many rights you may have inherited as you have aged.” She goes on to suggest that, “When dealing with elder care law choose a lawyer that is familiar not only with elder law, but one that can also recognize ethical issues that may arise and can suggest public and private non-legal resources in the community to help meet your needs.”
As Felinton points out, “Nearly all aspects of life management for the elderly are covered under some form of elder care law that protects your rights.” She says, “Specific elder laws pertain to estate planning, wills, trusts, guardianships and end of life planning. In addition, elder laws exist for the protection against abuse, neglect and fraud. It is important to consult elder laws when dealing with disability, medical care, nursing home and housing issues, as well as retirement, insurance and employment issues.”
The entire article can be read at https://www.felintonlaw.com/understanding-the-purpose-of-elder-care-law/
About Mindy Felinton
From a young age, Mindy wanted to be the voice that would make an impact in people’s lives. She became an attorney and has practiced law for over 30 years, so that she could fulfill her desire to help others. As a special prosecutor, Mindy defended the underdog (literally) in cases of animal abuse. As a state attorney in Florida she fought for justice. During the last 25 years, Mindy met many wonderful people who did not know their rights, did not understand the law, and did not know what options were available.
Mindy assists families with Medicaid planning to help with the cost of nursing home care and with obtaining veteran’s benefits to make the cost of care more manageable. She also prepares wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and medical directives. Mindy is passionate about educating both other professionals and the public concerning VA Aid & Attendance benefits, Medicaid benefits, and the use of trusts for the protection of assets. She shares her experience and professional knowledge through free workshops, and as a frequent lecturer at State Bar Conferences.