Elderlaw

Elderlaw is the term usually used to denote the issues facing senior citizens with respect to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, nursing home admission and the assistance which may be provided by others in these difficult transitions. 


The questions come from the parties involved and often, from their children and/or caregivers. This is an extraordinarily complex and frequently changing area of the law.

Steadman Law Office is well versed in these areas and can answer your questions and concerns. Jim is a certified Elderlaw Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. Grant is also well versed in Elderlaw matters.


Now that the average cost of skilled nursing care in Pennsylvania is in excess of $10,000 per person per month, a question often asked by Elderlaw clients is whether they should consider transferring their home to a child. This is an issue requiring a clear understanding of the options available and the possible consequences of such a transfer. The law is very different from what most folks believe. 


For a discussion of this issue please review a publication we prepared several years ago and have recently updated, by clicking this link: Should I give my home to my Children?


For unbiased nursing home ratings and comparisons by Medicare, both in Erie County and anywhere else in the country, please follow THIS LINK to take a look at this publication by the Social Security Administration. (c) 2018, Steadman Law Office, P.C.