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We Help Pennsylvania Seniors Navigate Their Special Legal Challenges

According to the most recent figures from the United States Census, about 20 percent of Pennsylvania residents are age 65 or older. And even if many elderly residents are of sound mind and body right now, that can quickly change due to a number of factors. So it is important to be ready for any legal issues that may arise as we continue to age and potentially face the need for long-term care.

Keystone Elder Law, P.C. is a team of dedicated Carlisle elder law attorneys who represent elderly residents and family members who need assistance with matters ranging from estate planning to asset protection. People are often overwhelmed by the legal issues arising from aging. That is why we are here to help. So if you have any immediate questions or concerns, you can set up a fully confidential consultation with one of our top-rated Pennsylvania elder law attorneys.

We Can Help with the Complexities of Pennsylvania Elder Law

Elder law is complicated for a number of reasons. The first is that there are a number of federal and state regulations that govern matters such as nursing homes and Medicaid that need to be understood and navigated. A second reason is that many Carlisle elders put off doing even basic estate planning until there is a crisis–and at that point, it can be much more difficult to address any problems. Finally, many Carlisle elders are simply no longer able to make personal or financial decisions for themselves without the assistance of a family member or caregiver.

Keystone Elder Law, P.C., can advise you on a number of subjects, including but not limited to:

  • Disability and Special Needs: Many Carlisle elders are disabled and/or require financial assistance to pay for long-term care. This often means applying for government benefit programs like Medicaid, which have a host of complex rules and regulations that need to be followed. This includes potential protections for the home and other assets of an elder person.
  • Estate Planning: One way to avoid potential complications later is to have an estate plan in place to address situations where a Carlisle elder may become infirm or incapacitated in some way. A basic Pennsylvania estate plan should include a power of attorney, an advance health care directive, and a living will.
  • Guardianships & Conservatorships: Without an estate plan, it may be necessary for adult family members to seek a court-ordered guardianship or conservatorship over an incapacitated elder. A guardianship allows someone to make personal decisions on behalf of an elder, while a conservatorship applies to financial decisions.

Speak with Our Carlisle Elder Lawyers Today

Elder law is ultimately about protecting you and your family. None of us can avoid getting older. But we can take certain steps to secure our legal and financial interests as we age. Our Carlisle elder law attorneys can help you in this journey. Contact Keystone Elder Law, P.C. today to schedule a confidential, no-obligation consultation with one of Pennsylvania’s top elder lawyers.

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Keystone Elder Law

At Keystone Elder Law, we believe that the physical, social, legal, and financial considerations of our clients all intertwine. We utilize an interdisciplinary approach to evaluate each area, which allows for the creation of a plan that addresses the concerns of the individual as a whole as well as the family. To this end, our model of practice includes a Care Coordinator (usually a nurse or social worker), whose expertise complements our team of attorneys.

When the road of life is smooth, decisions about legal and financial matters are easy to push aside for “a rainy day.” Planning ahead, however, will allow for more options as you view the map of where you’ve been and where you want to go. Don’t let a crisis limit your choices or derail your plans.

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