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


NAELA sponsors continuing education programs for attorneys and provides publications and educational materials to members.


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


CMS Plans Return to Certain Pre-COVID Standards for Long-Term Care

8/19/22 |  Story

For example, CMS will nix blanket waivers that allowed facilities to restrict in-person meetings in skilled nursing facilities.
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A New Specialty Emerges as More Doctors and Nurse Practitioners Focus Primarily on Nursing Home Care

8/18/22 |  Story

The number of doctors and advanced practitioners in the United States who focus on nursing home care increased by more than a third between 2012 and 2015.
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As Billionaires Race To Fund Anti-Aging Projects, a Much-Discussed Trial Goes Overlooked

8/12/22 |  Story

Beating back the diseases of aging has become something of a pet project for many of Silicon Valley’s tech titans.
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House Committee Advances Bill to Install New Prior Authorization Reforms for Medicare Advantage

8/5/22 |  Story

“Doctors and their patients shouldn’t have to call or fax back and forth with insurance companies or send documents multiple times for procedures that are approved over 95 percent of the time.”
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Nursing Homes Are Suing Friends and Family to Collect on Patients' Bills

7/28/22 |  Story

The nursing home industry has quietly developed what consumer attorneys and patient advocates say is a pernicious strategy of pursuing family and friends of patients despite federal law that was enacted to protect them from debt collection.
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Medicare Home Health Benefits: What Caregiving Costs Are Covered

7/15/22 |  Story

The key to qualifying for some paid services is whether your loved one is 'homebound'
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Biden Administration to Again Extend the COVID Public-Health Emergency

7/12/22 |  Story

Health officials to renew designation as expiration nears.
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NAELA Board Members Applications

NAELA Board of Director nominations/applications now being accepted.
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2022 Annual Conference Virtual Edition

7/18/2022  Announcement
Make plans today to attend the 2022 Annual Conference Virtual Edition featuring the top nine sessions from NAELA's Annual Conference and more.
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2022 President’s Recognition Award

6/22/2022  Press Release
The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) is proud to announce NAELA President Letha Sgritta McDowell, CELA, CAP, has selected Surfing For Autism to receive the 2022 President’s Recognition Award.
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2022 NAELA Theresa Award Honors Elder Law Pioneer, Peter J. Strauss

6/17/2022  Press Release
The Theresa Award recognizes individuals who go above and beyond in helping and advocating for people with special needs.
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2023 NAELA Annual Conference Information

6/14/2022  Announcement
Save the date for the 2023 NAELA Annual Conference at the beautiful Caribe Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 4-5, 2023.
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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. 

Andrew Boyer, Esq., BCS, Sarasota, Florida

  • 2022 NAELA Annual Conference Committee
  • NAELA Programs and Publications Steering Committee
  • Webinar Planning Subcommittee
“Staff makes it really easy to serve on committees. You receive a lot of guidance along the way, especially if you’re someone who’s new to getting involved in committees.”