Elder Law

Elder Law is a rapidly growing area of the law that addresses issues affecting the elderly, including the financing of long-term care and coordination of governmental benefits (Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, VA Benefits). Specifically, Medicaid planning allows individuals in need of long-term care to protect their assets from being diminished by the high cost of nursing home care.
At the Gallagher Law Firm, we provide quality representation for a variety of elder law matters, including:

The following information is provided on the MI Seniors Michigan Office of Services to the Aging website – www.michigan.gov/miseniors:

  • Vulnerable Adult Help Line: if you believe an older adult to be the victim of abuse, neglect or exploitation, you can report your suspicions or concerns to the Vulnerable Adult Help Line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-996-6228.
  • Long Term Care Ombudsman: 1-866-485-9393: The Long Term Care Ombudsman program was created to help address the quality of care and quality of life experienced by residents who reside in licensed long term care facilities such as nursing homes, homes for the aged, and adult foster care facilities. The Long Term Care Ombudsman program is available toll free at 1-866-485-9393 for concerned relatives to investigate complaints, suggest remedies, and assist with resident rights, payments, issues, guardianship, and nursing home placement.
  • Elder Law of Michigan, Inc.: 517-372-0792 for professional staff who provide legal assistance, pension counseling, and other assistance to Michigan seniors.
  • Legal Hotline for Michigan Seniors: 1-800-347-5297 for free legal advice and information and/or referral to a local attorney for Michigan seniors aged 60 and older.
  • Michigan Protection and Advocacy: 1-800-288-5923: the agency provides assistance to individuals with disabilities.
  • www.investorprotection.org: useful tips that can alert seniors, caregivers, and others to possible financial frauds as well as helpful information on investing.