The three major categories that make up elder law are Estate planning and administration, including tax questions; Medicaid, disability and other long-term care issues; and Guardianship, conservatorship and commitment matters, including fiduciary administration.

Other issues found under the umbrella of elder law include such areas as estate planning; wills; trusts; guardianships; protection against elder abuse, neglect, and fraud; end-of-life planning; all levels of disability and medical care; retirement planning; Social Security benefits; Medicare and Medicaid coverage; Medicaid planning; consumer protection; nursing homes and in-home care; powers of attorney; physicians' or medical care directives, declarations and powers of attorney; landlord/tenant needs; real estate and mortgage assistance; various levels of advice, counseling and advocacy of rights; tax issues; and discrimination.

Elder law attorneys are specialized attorneys who take special interest in laws that affect older people and their families. Medications and pharmaceutical companies, nursing homes and hospitals, long term health care plans and the need to keep fees at manageable rates are some of the topics that elder law lawyers research and litigate over.

Elder care lawyers help families and older persons plan for their future. They have plans for payment of nursing home fees and medication fees. Elder law also helps individuals and families create living wills and family estates.

Limited power guardians are persons that, under elder law statutes, can help an older person run their household, or do whatever a court sees fit. If a person is unable to pay their bills but is still able to make rational decisions then limited guardianship would encompass bill paying at no more than that. The guardianship is meant to supplement what the older person can do and to keep them safe while still keeping their freedoms in tact.


Stewart R. Wilson (Retired 2018)

Stewart Wilson practiced law in Elko continuously from 1967 until his retirement in 2018. He was a member...

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The City of Elko is the largest urban area and is a center of commerce and government in northeastern Nevada. It serves as the county seat for Elko County which covers an area of over 17,000 square miles. It is the fourth largest county in the United States and is larger than the states of Delaware, Rhode Island, Maryland, Connecticut and the District of Columbia combined.

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Elko NV 89801
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