Elder Law

What is Elder Law?

Elder law is more than simple estate planning or retirement planning. Legal issues for the elderly, disabled, and their families are complex. Laws and regulations involving Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, nursing homes, assisted living, special needs trusts, and benefits planning can be difficult to understand.

How an Elder Law Attorney at Yoder & Kraus Can Help

Our office can assist you in drafting a will to transfer property at death.  Perhaps more importantly, we can also help you develop a comprehensive care plan for you or your loved ones, including financial planning for quality care and asset protection, assembling a caregiver team, and connecting with appropriate community services.

Our elder law legal services include:

  • Preparation of advance directives for financial and health care decision making;
  • Evaluation of opportunities to qualify for benefit programs, including Medicaid and Medicare;
  • Asset protection planning;
  • Assistance with guardianship proceedings;
  • Probate and estate administration;
  • Long-term care planning;
  • Guardianships;
  • Durable Powers of Attorney;
  • Evaluation of long-term care insurance options;
  • Advocating for seniors in nursing homes and with in-home service providers; and
  • Crisis planning for seniors, disabled adults and their families.