Elder Law

VLAS Publications

Elder Law

VLAS Publications

» Adult Long-Term Care Services

In-home assistance, assisted living, nursing home, and other resources available for those who need help to meet their basic daily living needs.

» Advance Medical Directives

How to have some control over decisions for your health care when you are unable to communicate your wishes.  Through the use of Living Wills, Health Care Declarations, and Medical Power of Attorney.

» Elder and Incapacitated Adult Abuse

Legal protections for elderly and vulnerable adults who are exposed to the risk of someone taking unfair advantage of them.  This may range from financial exploitation to physical or verbal abuse.

» Letter of Last Instruction

Legal protections for elderly and vulnerable adults who are exposed to the risk of someone taking unfair advantage of them.  This may range from financial exploitation to physical or verbal abuse.

» Power of Attorney

Appointing someone else to help manage your financial, property, and personal matters, while still retaining control so you can do things for yourself.

» Tax Relief for the Elderly and Disabled

You may be eligible for a reduction or deferral of your real estate taxes and income taxes if you are elderly or disabled.

» Wills 

Do you need one?  Should you have one?  How can having a Will help you?  What happens if you die without a Will?


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» Legal and Law Enforcement General Information

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