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Elder Law: When You Don’t Know Where To Turn

The umbrella term “elder law” refers to a wide range of legal practice areas that aging people, adults of all ages with disabilities, and family members often need help with.

Medicaid planning is at the forefront of many people’s minds, but it is just one of the numerous legal issues that is encompassed by the broad heading of elder law.

Elder law deals with the issues that accompany being elderly.

I am attorney Melissa Gayheart, an experienced lawyer serving older adults, adults with disabilities and their families with a special emphasis on long-range planning. My background in finance and accounting enhances my ability to help you make sense of the often overwhelming financial aspects of eldercare and related issues.

Unlocking the resources to cover the care of elders and other vulnerable adults requires a multifaceted approach in most cases. At Gayheart Law, PLLC, you will find compassion as well as efficient, practical solutions.

What Elder Law Encompasses

Areas in which an elder law attorney can guide you include the following:

  • Powers of attorney, health care directives and other estate planning tools
  • Long-term care planning, placement and contracts for elders and the disabled
  • Life care planning for adults of any age with disabilities
  • Medicaid planning and coordination of other types of financial support, such as Veterans Administration (VA) benefits, Social Security Disability and/or retirement benefits, private long-term care insurance and more
  • Preventing and overcoming elder abuse and exploitation

Help For Long-Term Care

If you are looking for legal guidance related to long-term care for a family member with dementia, Alzheimer’s or a catastrophic injury, I can help you map out a strategy to solve legal problems. My goal is to take burdens off family members and let you focus on the personal aspects of elder and disability care while I interpret insurance policies, handle the paperwork and fulfill other technical needs.

Perhaps you are an older or disabled adult seeking help for yourself. I have cut through red tape for many clients in similar circumstances. Put my experience and knowledge to work as you navigate the road ahead. Take back your peace of mind while coordinating your estate planning with assisted living needs now or contemplated needs in the coming years.

Contact Me For Elder Law Help

I can help you tackle urgent elder law matters or map out long-range plans – or both. From my law offices in Lexington, I draw clients from throughout this area and statewide in Kentucky. To schedule a consultation, call 859-440-3163 or inquire online.