Elder Law is discussed with host James Earl Jones on "In America"

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New segment seeks to educate on the importance of elder law...

Caring for an aging parent or helping an older adult with different tasks can raise concerns about their health, well-being and the potential legal problems that specifically impact an elder's life. Elder law refers to any legal factors that impact the lives of older men and women. "In America" will discuss elder law and the way that legal standards and details are changing over time.

Elder law is a general term that describes any law that impacts older men and women. It can relate to the proper care and guardianship of an older individual who requires medical attention, divorce among adults over 65 years old or even laws related to elder abuse. Since it is a broad category of laws and the impact of different laws depend on the situation, legal professionals offer services that focus on the specific goals and concerns of older men and women.

Legal representatives of elderly individuals or their loved ones advocate for their rights and personal goals. They handle details related to estate planning, retirement, government programs like Social Security and guardianship when an elderly individual is no longer able to handle his or her affairs personally. Since the laws related to elderly individuals specialize in a broad category of topics, the options that are available to an individual or their family members will depend on the situation and the person's health.

Learn about elder law on "In America" with host James Earl Jones. "In America" is a public broadcast and it is not related to PBS or APT.

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