Vogel & Dubois

550 Forest Avenue Suite 205
P.O. Box 3649
Portland, ME 04104
tvogel@maine-elderlaw.com
mdubois@maine-elderlaw.com
Phone: 207-761-7796
Fax: 207-761-6946


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Dealing with Alzheimer's Disease: Legal tools for necessary decisions

Outlines some of the legal steps to making living with Alzheimer's easier.

By T. Vogel

Elder Law is gaining recognition throughout the nation. Elder Law has grown from a few practitioners scattered around the country to become a recognized concentration of legal practice. In 1987 there were 35 founding members of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Now there are almost 3500 NAELA members who are active in all parts of the country.

Unlike most other areas of the law, Elder Law focuses, not on a particular subject matter or type of court procedure.  Elder Law is concerned about a particular type of client -- the older person and involved family members. Thus Elder Law covers a broad range of legal issues:


  • Estate planning; access to quality health care
  • Decision making through Advance Directives such as a Power of Attorney
  • Medicare, Medicaid and SSI
  • Finding quality nursing home, assisted living and home health care
  • Paying for nursing home and long term care costs through personal funds, long term care insurance or Medicaid
  • Guardianship and Conservatorship
  • Age discrimination
  • Housing options for the elderly
  • Legal remedies for abuse and neglect of elderly by institutions, family members or others
  • Retirement planning
  • End of life decisions concerning medical and health care
  • Protecting the elderly from undue influence and financial exploitation


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