Elder Law: What Is It?

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Florida elder law attorney Aaron Millman supports seniors and their families.

Florida elder law attorney Aaron Millman supports seniors and their families. Millman Law Group provides various legal services for elderly clients and their caregivers and prides itself on serving the underserved elderly community and those with special needs. If you’re looking for a comprehensive estate plan that protects you, your family, and your assets, give Millman Law Group a call today. In the meantime, let’s take a look at what elder law is. 

Elder Law Defined

The elderly community faces unique and complex challenges. Particular actions can have significant and legal consequences. Millman Law Group can provide the legal guidance, advice, and support seniors and their caregivers need to prepare for their futures. Here are seven of the core services that fall under elder law:

  • Estate Planning
  • Retirement Planning
  • Estate and Trust Administrations
  • Guardianships and Conservatorships
  • Long-Term Care Planning
  • Medicaid Planning
  • Applying for Government Benefits

Aging in The United States Can Come with a Cost

The high cost of aging in the United States doesn’t only regard long-term care. The cost of healthcare insurance, prescription medications, dietary needs, and other areas in life are increasing. Still, long-term care continues to be one of the most expensive services that offer care and comfort for aging individuals. Medicare only covers short-term care in particular situations, with the nursing home care often lasting only up to 100 days. 

In short, the requirements to obtain a nursing home stay are strict. Medicaid covers more long-term needs. For this reason, it only makes a lot of sense to hire a Medicaid planner because while Medicaid has a lot of benefits, its eligibility components have a lot of clauses. It also makes sense to hire an elder law attorney to investigate long-term care options in the unfortunate chances that you or your loved one becomes incapacitated. 

More on Long-Term Care Planning

The point of long-term care planning is to preserve an individual’s assets while allowing them to receive the medical services and care they need to aid in their health and wellbeing. With the right long-term care plan, you can protect your assets for future generations while acquiring long-term care without worrying about Medicaid liens or the forced depletion of your assets. 

What to Know About Veteran’s Benefits

Some veterans and their spouses are entitled to benefits that can help offset nursing home or skilled care costs. Some veterans may be unaware that they have long-term care benefits through the VA. For example, if you receive a pension from the VA, you may be eligible for assistance with daily activities through the Veterans Aid and Attendance Pensions Benefit program. However, applying for these benefits isn’t always straightforward, which is where an elder law attorney can help and make the process less complicated. 

For more benefits of hiring an elder law attorney, keep reading our content and give us a call today! 


Millman Law Group, PLLC is rare because it’s one of the only law firms that offer life planning in South Florida. From life care planning to the preparation of detailed estate plans, Millman Law Group has committed to serving Floridian elderly communities in Boca Raton, Palm Beach County, Ocean Ridge, Hillsboro Beach, and many other areas since 2018. Our dedicated team also specializes in special needs trusts and catering to any age demographic because we know for certain it’s never too early to start preparing you and your family for your future. For the latest news in estate planning and elder care law, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, and Pinterest. You can also contact us at 561-463-6480.