The medical specialty called ‘geriatrics’ designates a physician who focuses on health care for older adults. Geriatricians are doctors whose medical practice aims to promote the health and wellbeing of seniors. They are experts in preventing and treating diseases and disabilities in our seniors; most seniors are well aware of this medical specialty that is dedicated to their health care.
Like the medical profession, lawyers may practice in a wide number of different areas that require special knowledge, skills and experience. The field of Elder Law includes attorneys whose practice concentrates on legal issues specific to seniors. An elder law attorney will be expert in the issues that seniors face and is specifically trained to meet their needs. They are familiar with the many complexities involved in the field, which includes areas such as:
- Medicare/Medicaid and Veterans’ benefits
- Long term care planning
- Age discrimination and elder abuse
- Estate planning (powers of attorney, wills and trusts) estate tax and gifting, special needs trusts
The Florida Bar recognizes lawyers who have special knowledge and skills in dealing with senior-related issues and it grants board certifications for Elder Law Attorneys and Wills, Trusts and Estates Attorneys. They are the recognized experts in dealing with the special legal issues that confront seniors and OurSeniors.net is proud to have two board certified Elder Law specialists on its Senior Transition Pro Team. You can learn more about them by clicking on these links-
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