Senior citizens are an important part of our society. They deserve respect and to be taken of. However, they often end up in bad situations because they have nobody to care for them, they get taken advantage of or they run out of money. In any event, they need everyone in Delaware to look out for them. That is why there is a segment of the law dedicated to their care as well.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security explains that elder law covers all matters pertaining to senior citizens. It covers anything related to finances, such as estate planning. It covers medical issues, such as long-term healthcare and nursing homes. It also covers social programs to help seniors and keep them active.

Elder laws manage family issues as well as legal issues. Abuse, neglect and similar issues all fall under the protection of elder law. Elder law can help with living arrangements and retirement assistance as well. It serves as a guide for how to deal with senior-specific issues that may come up.

These laws seek to help ensure senior citizens can enjoy a high standard of living throughout their lives. It can protect them from being taken advantage of or scammed. When a senior does not have someone looking out for them, elder law can step in and do it. At its heart, these laws help to keep our oldest members of society safe, healthy and happy. This information is for education and is not legal advice.