A power of attorney is a legal document that gives someone you choose the power to act in your place. In case you ever become mentally incapacitated, you'll need what are known as "durable" powers of attorney for medical care and finances. (www.nolo.com)
A Living Will or Advance Directives, is a document that lets people state their wishes for end of life medical care, in case they become unable to communicate their decision.
Guardianship is an option when your elderly parents does not have a power of attorney or advance directive in place. To become someone's legal guardian, expert must declare in court that the individual in question is incompetent.
Social Security Benefits are paid out on a monthly basis to retired workers and their surviving spouses. They are also paid to those who are permanently and totally disabled according to the strict criteria set forth by the Social Security Administration.
Healthcare Surrogate Designation is a document naming another person as your representative to make medical decisions for you if you are unable to make them for yourself.
Elder law incorporates various fields of law that exclusively applies to seniors, including but not limited to: Medicare Planning, Guardianship, Living Will, Healthcare Surrogate and Power of Attorney.
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Medicare and Medicaid are both government-sponsored programs designed to help cover healthcare costs.
Medicare provides health coverage if you are 65 or older or have severe disability. Medicaid is a state program that provides health coverage if you have very low income.
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