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.


Walgreens and Humana Are Partnering to Create Senior Health Hubs

6/20/2018|  Story

Drugstore chain Walgreens is partnering with health insurer Humana to open senior-focused care centers.
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5 Things to Know About Medicaid Work Requirements

6/19/2018|  Story

The Trump administration’s decision in January to give states the power to impose work requirements on Medicaid enrollees faces a federal court hearing Friday.
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A New Congressional Proposal for a Medicare Long-Term Care Insurance Benefit

6/14/2018|  Story

Representative Frank Pallone (D-NJ), the senior Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, is proposing a new universal Medicare long-term care benefit. His bill, still in draft form, initially would provide a daily cash benefit of about $100 after a two-year waiting period.
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Medicare Takes Aim at Boomerang Hospitalizations of Nursing Home Patients

6/13/2018|  Story

With hospitals pushing patients out the door earlier, nursing homes are deluged with increasingly frail patients. But many homes, with their sometimes-skeletal medical staffing, often fail to handle post-hospital complications — or create new problems by not heeding or receiving accurate hospital and physician instructions.
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Coalition Analysis Shows 1 in 5 Nursing Home Residents Still Getting Antipsychotics

6/12/2018|  Story

Approximately 20 percent of nursing home residents — more than 250,000 nationwide — are still receiving antipsychotic drugs as part of their long-term care treatment, according to an analysis of federal data released this week by a consumer advocacy group.
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Political Grandstanding Hurting Long-Term Care Again

6/11/2018|  Story

It is regrettable that 17 state attorneys general are grandstanding by demanding — in a letter initiated by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra — that federal government impose stricter nursing home regulation and sanctions.
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NAELA Praises John Oliver’s Coverage of Guardianship, Here’s How to Protect Yourself
6/7/2018  Press Release
As many people saw on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, abuses by guardians and other fiduciaries does sadly occur.
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NAELA Announces Winner of 2018 President’s Recognition Award
5/29/2018  Press Release
NAELA President Hyman G. Darling, CELA, CAP, selected CHD Meadows Homes and Pathlight as recipients of the 2018 NAELA President's Award
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NAELA Joins Aging Advocates Urging CMS to Deny Arizona’s Harmful Request to End Prior Quarter Covera
5/23/2018  Press Release
Yesterday, NAELA together with other members of the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO), submitted a letter urging the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to deny Arizona’s proposed Section 1115 waiver of Medicaid prior quar
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NAELA Announces Winner of 2018 National Writing Award
5/18/2018  Press Release
NAELA proudly announced that Marielle F. Hazen, CELA (Harrisburg, Penn.) and Shirley Berger Whitenack, CAP, NAELA Fellow (Florham Park, N.J.) received the award for their article, “The Fiduciary Pitfalls of Managing Special Needs Trusts That Own Real
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Attorney Receives 2018 National Community Service Award for Advocacy in Elder Law
5/15/2018  Press Release
NAELA is proud to announce the winner of the 2018 Powley Elder Law Award: Debra Rahmin Silberstein, of Andover, Mass.
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eLearning Course: Understanding Diminished Capacity

This course explores the topic area of diminished capacity. It is intended to assist in accessing capacity when using the APA Handbook for Attorneys and the accompanying Capacity Worksheet for Lawyers. In addition to the associated reference-based resources, the interactive format includes video instruction and analysis from NAELA members Roberta Flowers and Edwin Boyer, as well as simulated consultation for review.

Featured Member Volunteer

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


Robert Mascali, Esq., Teaticket, MA

Volunteered on:
  • Tax Section Steering Committee Vice Chair
  • New York NAELA Chapter President
  • New York NAELA Chapter Legislation Committee Chair
  • New York NAELA Chapter Special Needs Planning Steering Committee member
"Interacting with the chairpersons and the members of the various committees has helped me feel connected to NAELA. Also, having the NAELA connection gives me the opportunity to reach out to other leaders, let them know what’s on my mind, find out what’s on theirs, and get a better understanding of the national issues."

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