National Foreclosure Resources: the foreclosure page of the American Bar Association lists of many national resources with links to site with more information.
Consumer issues: the National Association of Attorneys General allows you to find and contact the attorney general of your state.
Elder Law Attorneys: the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) assists clients with public benefits, probate and estate planning, guardianship/conservatorship, health and long-term care planning, and much more. Use their member locator to find an Elder Attorney member.
Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect: the National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units reviews complaints as required by law of resident abuse or neglect in nursing homes and other health care facilities.
Health Care Insurance Problems: the National Association of Insurance Commissioners provides helpful information for people having difficulty getting health care coverage. The NAIC Help Desk serves as a good starting point.
Low Cost Legal Services: the ABA Family Legal Guide: The Rights of Older Americans explains Advanced Directives (Living Wills), Power of Attorney (Durable), Wills, and Trusts. Commercial do-it-yourself forms are not for those who can afford to hire lawyers. These low-cost alternatives provide an alternative for those who cannot afford an attorney.
Elder Abuse Prevention: the eldercare locator gives information on preventing and reporting elder abuse (can be anonymous) to adult protective services providers. Follow the link or call 800-677-1116 to find the adult protective services program in your area.
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