May is National Elder Law Month!
May is National Elder Law Month, established by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), a professional association of attorneys dedicated to improving the quality of legal services provided to American seniors and individuals with special needs. It allows us the opportunity to educate our local community of seniors about their legal options, urging the importance of planning early to ensure their final wishes are legally bound.
The senior population, which is considered to be those aged 65 and older, has increased from 35 million in year 2000 to 41.4 million in 2011. That is an 18% increase in 11 years. It is projected to continue increasing over the next 20 years to 79.7 million persons age 65 or older, comprising more than 20% of the population. It is imperative for this age group to prepare for potential long-term care. The cost for this care can often be exorbitant and cause an intense impact on family. In 2005 a total of $207 billion dollars was spent on long-term care alone.
Adept Elder Law attorneys, such as The Elder Law Center of Kirson & Fuller, strive to assist clients by way of counseling individuals and their families on how to best prepare for sufficient long-term care. During the month of May and beyond, we offer to educate the community with legal options in handling long-term care planning, special-needs planning, Medicaid eligibility, VA benefits, preparation of wills, trusts and more.
Should you be 65+, have loved ones that are 65+ or with special needs, please take the time to schedule a consultation with The Elder Law Center of Kirson & Fuller to learn your options. We also offer FREE monthly educational webinars on ‘How to Pay for Long-Term Care’. Our next free webinar will take place June 8th at 10:00am. If you would like to receive the exclusive link to our next free webinar, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or give our office a call at 407-422-3017 with your name and email address. Let us know you’d like to register for our FREE webinar – ‘How to Pay for Long Term Care’ and you will receive the exclusive link to join.