Martin Simpson of Simpson Estate & Elder Law in West Plains will participate in National Elder Law Month in May 2021.
With 10,000 Americans turning 65 every day and a projected 40 million Americans 65 years or older, this is an underserved segment. Baby boomers are growing older, living longer, and with fewer resources for long-term care. The importance of planning for one’s needs is essential.
About Martin Simpson
Martin Simpson has practiced Law for 16 and focuses his practice on elder law and estate planning. Simpson is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), ElderCounsel, WealthCounsel and the Missouri State Bar Association.
NAELA, a professional association of attorneys dedicated to improving the availability and delivery of legal services to older Americans. For more information, visit naela.org.
What started in 2007 with a partnership between WealthCounsel and four nationally recognized elder law and special needs attorneys, has now grown into the premier nationwide membership organization focusing on elder law and special needs. For more information, visit eldercounsel.com.
What is National Elder Law Month?
May is National Elder Law Month. This designation was established by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) as a way to acknowledge the profession that supports the senior community with all of their planning needs. Elder Law Month is recognized by attorneys across the country, many of whom offer special activities to educate the public about this important area.
What is Elder Law and Special Needs Law?
Elder Law and Special Needs Law are specialized areas that involve representing, counseling and assisting seniors, people with disabilities and their families in connection with a variety of legal issues. The Elder Law and Special Needs Law attorney handles estate planning and counsels clients about planning for incapacity with health care decision-making documents. The Elder and Special Needs Law attorney also assists clients in planning for possible long-term care needs, including at-home care, assisted living or nursing home care. Locating the appropriate type of care, coordinating public and private resources to finance the cost of care and working to ensure the client’s right to quality care are all part of the Elder and Special Needs Law practice.