Elder Law Attorneys Clearwater, FL

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Elder law involves representing, counseling, and assisting seniors and their families with a variety of legal issues, everything from estate planning to securing adequate, affordable long-term care.

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At our Clearwater, Florida elder law firm our primary goal is to promote independence and the highest possible quality of life for our clients. We take a holistic approach to helping our clients accomplish this, by gaining a thorough understanding of their unique legal, medical, financial, social and family issues.

We also use our mastery of the laws surrounding Medicaid eligibility and Veteran’s Benefits to help our clients qualify for assistance to help pay for nursing home care. We can show you how to receive this assistance without having to spend down all of your assets or exhaust your life savings.

The plan we design for you can accomplish all of the following and more:

Services to help you plan for the future include:

  • Durable Powers of Attorney and Health Care Proxy
  • Wills
  • Homestead Declarations
  • Trusts
  • Long-Term Care Planning (Stretching out your assets to keep you at home for as long as possible – combining financial planning with medical planning and Veteran’s Benefits.)

Services to address your immediate needs and concerns, including:

  • Locate appropriate nursing home or assisted living facility
  • Advocate with hospital staff and insurance companies
  • Find a suitable Geriatric Care Manager who can analyze your needs and coordinate necessary services so that you can continue living at home

Elder Law Definition

The definition of elder law is “a relatively new specialty devoted to the legal issues of Senior Citizens, including estate planning, health care, planning for incapacity or mental incompetence, the receipt of benefits, and employment discrimination.”

Elder Law Resources

Pinellas County-Department of Elder Affairs
Department of Elder Affairs – Pinellas County consumer resource guide.

CARES – 5A (Central & Southern Pinellas County)
Department of Elder Affairs preadmission screening program for nursing facility or alternative placement.

CARES – 5B (North Pinellas & Pasco Counties)
Department of Elder Affairs preadmission screening
program for nursing facility or alternative placement.

Boley Center for Behavioral Healthcare
Provides housing to low and low-to-moderate income residents through Section 8 and public housing programs.

Clearwater Housing Authority
Provides housing to low and low-to-moderate income residents through Section 8 and public housing programs.

Elder Helpline
Accesses a qualified Information and Referral specialist who can provide information about services available for elders and their caregivers within the local community

Gulf Coast Community Care
Community Care for the Elderly county lead agency. Provides case management and in-home services to qualified elders.

Neighborly Care Network
Services include adult day care, nutrition services,
transportation, Medicare home health, and more.