About the Foundation

The mission of the NAELA Foundation is to promote the goals of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) to advocate for the rights of older Americans and people with disabilities by focusing on litigation and regulatory advocacy, amicus briefs, research and education/scholarships. 

  • The Foundation's Litigation and Regulatory Advocacy Fund's objective is to establish good legal precedent in matters of critical important to older Americans and people with disabilities. 
  • The Cohen Sister's Scholarship for Patient Advocacy awards scholarships to NAELA members in financial need so they can attend national education events.  
Announcements

NAELA Foundation Now Accepting New Foundation Trustee Nominations Through October 31, 2021
NAELA Foundation’s Nominating Committee is seeking NAELA members and non-members who are interested in joining the Foundation Board of Trustees to support the Foundation’s mission to advocate for the rights of older Americans and people with disabilities by focusing on litigation and regulatory advocacy, amicus briefs, research, and education/scholarships. READ MORE

News

Financial and Amicus Support Provided in Successful Montana Supreme Court Case

Estate of Marilyn Scheidecker v. Montana DPHHS, First Judicial District Court No. BDV-2019-1221 Read More

The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care

The Foundation awarded a grant in October 2016 to the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care (formerly NCCNHR), a leading national voice representing consumers in issues related to long-term care Read More

Center for Medicare Advocacy

CMA filed a new Complaint on behalf of individuals who have lost health care and/or have had to pay out-of-pocket or are subject to Medicaid estate recovery because Medicare coverage was erroneously denied. Read More

Hegadorn v. Department of Health and Human Services - July 2018

Amici Curiae of Elder Law and Disability Rights Section of State Bar of Michigan and NAELA Michigan Chapter, and NAELA Read More

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