An essential resource is the Elder Law Q&A: An Introduction to Aging Issues and Planning for the Future.  The 20th edition is a publication of the Westchester Public Private Partnership for Aging Services.

The full text of the latest edition in English is available here.   

The Spanish-language version is here.


Topics addressed include:

  • Elder Law and Elder Lawyers – The Basics
  • Health Care Planning
  • Future Care Planning – Managing Finances and Assets
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Living or Inter Vivos Trusts
  • Wills
  • Taxes
  • Medicare
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Preservation of Assets/Medicaid Planning
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) vs. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
  • Elder Abuse