Financial and Legal Concerns

Possibly the two most frustrating things when faced with long term care are finances and legal issues. Because long term care and living arrangements are expensive, it can be difficult to determine where the money should come from. Most individuals will have to pay something out-of-pocket for long term care. However, financial help is available through various avenues discussed in the web sites below.

Law, on the other hand, can be confusing. With massive amounts of information to process, on top of caring for an aging and possible ailing family member, the stress can be overwhelming. Elder care lawyers are specially trained to help you navigate the complexities of the law in this area.


Financial Information

The Administration on Aging
The Federal Government’s Administration on Aging advances the concerns of older Americans and caregivers, provides grants for some lower-cost non-medical services, and assists with supports that allow the aging to maintain their independence.

Long Term Care Information
Managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the National Clearinghouse for Long Term Care Information helps visitors understand, plan, and find methods of paying for long term care.


Attorneys

Elder care attorneys have a broad knowledge base from which to draw when dealing with issues that arise. It is a good idea to find an attorney early so that when problems or questions do come up, they can be dealt with immediately, but finding an attorney can often be a challenge. The following links will help guide you in that decision.

National Academy of Elder Care Attorneys

Pennsylvania Bar Association

The Pennsylvania Health Law Project

Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network