How does elder law differ from general law practice?

Elder law is a branch of the law that serves the needs of the elderly and the disabled as well as their family and covers a wide range of client issues, both legal and financial. In 1965, the passage of the Older Americans Act (OOA), was created and marked a significant federal recognition of legal matters unique to the elderly. Later amendments to the OOA include a national nutrition program for the elderly and the National Family Caregiver Support Program to help families caring for older loved ones. Common elder law legal matters include issues related to health care, long-term Continue Reading