Thursday, April 26, 2012

Everyday Law for Seniors - Recommended Book for Elder Law Issues

Everyday Law for Seniors is a book recently featured in the New York Times column, The New Old Age. This book covers topics for seniors and those who care for them from retirement strategies, housing options, and long-term care to federal benefit programs such as Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. If you need answers to confusing legal issues, this book provides essential information in clear language about timely topics such as:
  • reverse mortgages
  • long-term care insurance
  • powers of attorney
  • guardianship
  • elder abuse. 
As New York Times writer Paula Span mentions in her review, "Even the most helpful book can’t substitute for the individualized advice of an elder attorney, but this one looks very useful for older people and their families." A good place to find an elder law attorney licensed to practice in your state is the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Their website is

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