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Elder Resources – Free Legal Advice

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I have been hearing that the web resources I have been offering in my postings have been informative and helpful.  I am regularly reminded that one of my principal roles as a geriatric care manager is to be a resource directing people to others.  And that those “others” are not just health care providers. 

In keeping with that notion, I have compiled some web resources here that may prove useful for elders and others with special needs who may also be on limited budgets.

These are just a few of the sites that you may find .useful, but may not always pop up in a web search engine when you are looking for answers to your elder law questions:

AARP has a program called Legal Counsel for the Elderly (LCE).  You may wish to join AARP – if you have not already – to get full access to this program, but it has much to offer individuals who wish to understand their rights as well as how to get legal paperwork for an elderly family member or loved one in order: Legal Council for the Elderly.

For the latest legal perspectives on legislation affecting elders, legal-financial challenges facing elders and more, you can also go to the web site for the association that represents elderlaw attorneys, the National Academy of Elderlaw Attorneys (NAELA).  Simply go to: NAELA Legal Affairs.

The National Senior Citizens Law Center is a non-profit organization whose principal mission is to protect the rights of low-income older adults.  Through advocacy, litigation, and the education and counseling of local advocates, we seek to ensure the health and economic security of those with limited income and resources, and access to the courts for all.  Go to:http: National Senior Citizens Law Center.

At all of these sites you will also find directions to professionals in your geographic area as well as other web resources that you will find useful.

Charlotte Bishop is a Geriatric Care Manager and founder of Creative Case Management, certified professionals who are geriatric advocates, resources, counselors and friends to older adults and their families throughout metropolitan Chicago. Please email your questions to Charlotte Bishop.

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