Harrisburg Law Firm Celebrates Older Americans Month!May 24, 2013
Harrisburg Estate Law Firm Celebrates May – Older American’s Month
May is Older Americans Month! Since the 1960s, May is the month to highlight the contribution that older Americans have made to the United States, as well as to their individual cities, towns and communities. The genesis of “Elder Law” and the expansiveness of the practice of Elder Law in last fifteen (15) years is based, in part, on the increase of health, housing and companionship services needed for the elderly countered by a decrease in the family’s ability to care for their parents and elderly relatives at home. While Americans live longer, they are not always valued as they age. Elder Law seeks to enforce and protect the rights of those elder Pennsylvania citizens who, due to poor health and/or lack of resources, are not able to care for themselves and are often taken advantage of financially, as well as emotionally. by unscrupulous people. The use of attorneys to assist in the protection of the elderly has become an active area of practice, not only in the private sector, but also with regard to pro bono work by private attorneys and community senior centers have been established to aid in the protection and advocacy of senior issues.
Daley Zucker Meilton & Miner, LLC (“DZMM”) practices in this area and assists the elderly in estate planning, such as preparation of Wills, Powers of Attorney and Living Wills, as well as asset protection, guardianships and advocacy for seniors in legal actions against entities that have taken seniors’ money without providing the services that they have advertised. The practice is one that emanates from basic legal service to the family, but where experience as to what exists in the world of continuing care retirement communities and home health care service availability provides the elderly options in choosing the best living arrangements and health care for their own situations.
As May celebrates the contributions of the Elder Law/baby boomer generation, DZMM is available and open for business in its efforts to maintain the vitality of this generation and to assist them throughout, what they hope to be, the “best years of their lives”.