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.


More Non-Doctors Providing U.S. Nursing Home Health Care

7/21/2017 |  Story

As the U.S. health care system grows to accommodate more aging patients, nursing home care is increasingly being delivered by specialized nurses and physician assistants, according to a recent study.
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'Extreme' Opioid Use and Doctor Shopping Still Plague Medicare

7/20/2017 |  Story

In Washington, D.C., a Medicare beneficiary filled prescriptions for 2,330 pills of oxycodone, hydromorphone and morphine in a single month last year – written by just one of the 42 health providers who prescribed the person such drugs.
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Trends Among Seniors Contributing to Historically Low For-Sale Housing Inventory

7/19/2017 |  Story

After suffering kidney failure, gallstones, uterine cancer and a heart attack all in one year, Hilda Ellison needed a cane to get around, had trouble with stairs and was nervous about going down her front walk without holding onto someone.
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Nursing Homes Get Into the Insurance Business

7/18/2017 |  Story

Although proponents say the policies offered by nursing homes are more attuned to patients, some report frustrations when trying to dispute care decisions.
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States Move to Tighten Medicaid Enrollment, Even Without a New Health Law

7/17/2017 |  Story

No corner of the health care system would be harder hit than Medicaid, the federal-state health insurance program for the poor, if Republican leaders in Congress round up the votes to repeal major portions of the Affordable Care Act.
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NAELA President’s Statement on Senate Health Care Reform Legislation
6/23/2017  Press Release
NAELA President Hy Darling, CELA, CAP, released the following statement on the Better Care Reconciliation Act, the Senate’s version of the American Health Care Act, today.
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NAELA Celebrates World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
6/14/2017  Press Release
The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) celebrates World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, 2017.
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June 2017 Advocacy Update
6/1/2017  Newsletter
Amended American Health Care Act Passes House - The House of Representatives passed an amended version of the American Health Care Act on May 4, 2017.
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Daley and Nadeau Decisions
5/31/2017  Story
Massachusetts' highest court ruled Monday that the home property and the remainder interest held in Medicaid applicants' irrevocable income-only trusts were not available assets even though the applicants retained the right to use the houses during t
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NAELA Aspirational Standards
5/24/2017  Story
The second edition of the NAELA Aspirational Standards was unanimously approved by the NAELA Board of Directors on April 26, 2017.
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New NAELA Video Series


This video series is designed for people with Multiple Sclerosis and their families and showcases how elder law and special needs planning attorneys can help. Members can use these videos on their websites and at presentations.

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Featured Events

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2017 NAELA Summit
11/15/2017 - 11/18/2017

Newport Beach, CA

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Assuring Quality of Care with Long-Term Care Insurance

This session includes an in-depth analysis and explanation of Medicaid-qualifying annuities, and the mystifying tax rules of annuities. Presented by: Robert C. Anderson, CELA, CAP