Elder law

Elder law 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, P.C. is well versed in these areas and can answer your questions and concerns. Jim and Grant are both certified Elder law Attorneys by the National Elder Law Foundation. 

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 Elder law 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?

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