Elder Care Law
Welcome to FindLaw's Elder Care Law section. Caring for an elderly relative, friend, or partner presents a wide range of issues that caretakers must address. For example, caretakers should make legal arrangements to empower them to make important decisions on behalf of the elderly, especially if the elderly person is showing signs of dementia. If a nursing home is involved, there are additional legal and contractual issues to consider. This section helps to identify such issues and offers advice on how to handle them, such as which type of long-term care or nursing home facility best suits a particular individual.
Caring for Aging Parents
Power of Attorney, Preventing Falls, Staying Alone?, More...
Choosing a Facility, Rights of Residents, Resources, More...