NAELA members, working together and learning from one another, have broad experience with legal issues affecting people as they age and people with disabilities.


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NAELA leads and advocates on public policy issues facing members’ clients and their families.


Medicare Patients Can Challenge Costly ‘Observation Care’ Status, Thanks to Suit Involving Pa. Senior

4/6/20|  Story

Hundreds of thousands of Medicare beneficiaries who have been denied coverage for nursing home stays because their time in the hospital was changed from “inpatient” to “observation care” can now appeal to Medicare for reimbursement, a federal judge in Hartford, Conn., ruled last week. 
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How to Help Loved Ones With Dementia or Alzheimer’s During COVID-19 Outbreak

4/6/20|  Story

Caregivers who take care of their loved ones with dementia or Alzheimer’s have already begun to express their concerns in support groups online: “He hears the news, knows that routines have changed, sees that kids and grandkids are home from school or lost a job, but ‘coronavirus’ and ‘COVID-19’ don’t register.” 
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Remote Learning Poses Hurdles for Students With Disabilities

4/6/20|  Story

Schools across the U.S. are scrambling to find new ways to provide remote instruction to students with disabilities as instruction moves online amid the coronavirus pandemic. 
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New CHAMPVA Mobile App for Veterans: CHAMPVA Pay

4/3/20|  Story

CHAMPVA is excited to release CHAMPVA Pay. CHAMPVA Pay is an app for your mobile device. The program is also available as a website for your personal computer. 
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Coronavirus Is Changing Work Forever. Here’s How to Make Ageism a Thing of the Past

4/2/20|  Story

Massive layoffs, huge numbers of employees working from home, and companies pivoting to stay in business as a result of COVID-19 are demanding a mindset shift in thinking about older workers. 
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Practice Management During an Emergency
4/7/2020  News Article
Read this NAELA News article along with the latest COVID-19 updates.
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Major COVID-19 Package Extends NAELA Priorities and More
4/6/2020  Press Release
Congress recently passed the CARES Act, a major package to address the impacts of COVID-19.
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NAELA Annual Conference in Seattle, Wash. Is Cancelled
3/25/2020  News Article
Due to the current COVID-19 emergency, the NAELA Annual Conference scheduled for late April in Seattle, Washington, is cancelled.
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NAELA Announces Winner of 2020 National Writing Award
3/12/2020  Press Release
University of Richmond School of Law Professor and Former Students Receive John J. Regan Writing Award
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NAELA Supports SSA National Slam the Scam Day
3/2/2020  Press Release
NAELA supports the Social Security Administration’s National “Slam the Scam Day” on March 5, 2020, to raise public awareness of government imposter telephone scams across the country.
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Featured Member Volunteer

NAELA volunteers learn and share expertise, gain valuable leadership experience, and influence positive change in elder and special needs law. 

Lori Weems Evers, Shalimar, FL

  • NAELA Journal Editorial Board
  • AFELA (Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys)
"I feel like I’m contributing to the profession, but I’m receiving much more. I wanted to become part of the committees that provide so much richness to the profession. My experience as a NAELA volunteer has only been a joy."
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