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Overview
As you get older, you will likely require advice and representation from those who understand the special needs of seniors. These can include government program benefits, tenant rights, estate planning, long-term care insurance, Medicaid, nursing home issues and Social Security benefits.



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For more information, please explore the resources below:

Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program Long-Term Care Ombudsmen are advocates for residents of nursing homes, board and care homes, assisted living facilities and similar adult care facilities. They work to resolve problems of individual residents and to bring about changes at the local, state and national levels to improve care. This document explains what they do and how to locate a local ombudsman program.

Visit the American Bar Association Commission on Law & Aging
This site has great resources for health care advance planning, a legal guide for Americans over 50 years of age and a bi-monthly newsletter that provides timely, valuable legal resources pertaining to older persons, generated through the joint efforts of public and private bar groups and the aging network.

The Washington State Bar Association publishes a series of consumer-information pamphlets on various legal topics:
Wills – What you should know-Washington State
Trusts – What you need to know – Washington State

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