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

Education

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

Advocacy

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

News

Record Number of U.S. Senators Sign Letter Supporting Medicare Advantage

01/26/2017  Story

A record 65 United States Senators took a stand yesterday to protect seniors with Medicare Advantage (MA).
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Trump Medicare Promise Causes Heartburn for GOP

01/11/2017  Story

Time and again on the campaign trail, Donald Trump pledged to his supporters that he wouldn’t gut Medicare as president. Trump’s incoming chief of staff, Reince Priebus, doubled down on that position over the weekend, insisting that his boss wouldn’t “meddle” with Medicare or Social Security. But a week before Trump’s inauguration, that campaign promise is already encountering fierce resistance from Republicans on Capitol Hill.
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New Nursing Home Rules Offer Residents More Control of Their Care

01/9/2017  Story

About 1.4 million residents of nursing homes across the country now can be more involved in their care under the most wide-ranging revision of federal rules for such facilities in 25 years.
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Early Alzheimer’s Gene Spells Tragedy For Patients, Opportunity For Science

01/10/2017  Story

Rosemary Navarro was living in Mexico when her brother called from California. Something wasn’t right with their mom, then in her early 40s. She was having trouble paying bills and keeping jobs as a food preparer in convalescent homes.
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Updates

NAELA Celebrates Extension of Protections for Spouses of Individuals with Disabilities
4/3/2019  Press Release
NAELA celebrates congressional passage of an extension of the guarantee that Medicaid’s spousal impoverishment protections applies to home and community-based service (HCBS) waivers until September 30, 2019.
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NAELA Supports National Financial Literacy Month (April)
4/1/2019  Press Release
National Financial Literacy Month highlights the importance of financial literacy and teaching Americans how to establish and maintain healthy financial habits.
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NAELA Supports National Consumer Protection Week 2019
3/1/2019  Press Release
The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) supports National Consumer Protection Week, March 3-9, 2019. This annual event, sponsored by the Federal Trade Commission, is dedicated to helping people understand their consumer rights and make we
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NAELA Praises Reps. For Introducing Bills to Keep Individuals with Disabilities at Home
2/26/2019  Press Release
NAELA praises Reps. Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Brett Guthrie (R-KY), and Fred Upton (R-MI) for introducing yesterday two bills that help ensure that individuals with disabilities and frail seniors can receive care at home.
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NAELA Releases 2nd Edition of Aspirational Standards for the Practice of Elder and Special Needs Law
2/22/2019  Press Release
The Second Edition of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) Aspirational Standards includes two new sections: “Holistic Approach” and “Engagement Agreements and Drafting Documents.”
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