Top 5 Friday: The Legal Aspects of Aging


1. Choice Guide | Available Online!

Find local attorneys in elder law along with financial specialists, Geriatric Care Managers, in-home care services, and other resources available.

2. National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

When it comes to creating a Durable Power of Attorney, setting up a trust, or getting the proper language in a living will for someone with dementia, using the expertise of an Elder Law Attorney is important. Find a qualified professional using the directory at the National Academy of Elder Law Attorney’s website:

3. Washington State Medical Association

Find information and template forms for Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare and Healthcare Directive.

4. On Your Behalf: Understanding Advance Directives

Do you have a social media will? Yeah, add that to the complex list of the legal aspects of aging and caregiving. Sound Options covers the basics you need to know about advance directives and shares resources to help you every step of the way.

5. Benefits Checkup

Is my loved one receiving all the proper benefits? Can I be paid as a family caregiver? An online service of the National Council on Aging to help older adults and their families find and enroll in federal, state, local and private benefit programs.

Published on October 17, 2014.