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.


Home Care Agencies Often Wrongly Deny Medicare Help to the Chronically Ill

1/19/2018|  Story

Medicare does cover home care services for patients who qualify but, according to advocates for seniors and the home care industry, incentives intended to combat fraud and reward high quality care are driving some home health agencies to avoid taking on long-term patients, such as Colin Campbell, who have debilitating conditions that won't get better. Rule changes that took effect this month could make the problem worse.
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Why Baby Boomers Are Ditching Retirement to Launch Their Own Businesses

1/18/2018|  Story

When you think of a typical entrepreneur, Mike Sandness isn’t the first image that comes to mind. He’s a greying, 50-something, Air Force vet who spent 20 years at the same corporate job.
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Hospitals in States That Expanded Medicaid Less Likely to Close

1/17/2018|  Story

The expansion of Medicaid helps rural hospitals stay afloat in states like Colorado, which added 400,000 people to the health insurance program under the Affordable Care Act.
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New Estate Tax Law Gives an Enormous Gift to Rich Families

1/16/2018|  Story

It's always good to inherit money, whatever the tax consequences. But for the lucky few, it will be especially lucrative and tax free over the next eight years.
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NAELA Advocacy Alert: Medical Deduction Saved
12/18/2017  Story
On Friday, Republicans released their final tax bill.
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Join the NAELA Delegation to Canada
12/12/2017  Announcement
Research the rights, representation, and support for the aging population in Canada with fellow NAELA members from September 23-29, 2018.
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NAELA Fights to Save the Medical Expense Deduction
12/8/2017  Press Release
The Senate Republican tax bill keeps the medical expense tax deduction that helps millions of Americans with high medical costs. This deduction is especially important to people with disabilities and middle-income seniors.
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December 2017 Advocacy Update
12/8/2017  Newsletter
NAELA Fights to Save the Medical Expense Deduction - At the end of September, Republicans outlined their tax reform proposal. It called for eliminating all itemized deductions except the mortgage interest and charity deductions.
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11/9/2017  Story
This week marks the official release of new data on nursing home staffing by the U.S. Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
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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.