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Answering some of the most common questions facing elder law attorneys, Alabama Elder Law provides a concise, comprehensive resource for practitioners who represent elderly clients. This treatise covers all aspects of elder law, including: Powers of attorney Financial decision making Healthcare decision making Guardianship and conservatorship Adult protective services Civil commitment Representative payees Long-term care insurance Medicaid and Medicare Nursing home care and regulation Alternatives to nursing homes Social Security retirement and disability benefits Supplemental Security Income Government retirement systems Private retirement plans Veterans' benefits State and local taxation Estate planning And more The text provides references to underlying primary law, which elder law attorneys must consult on a daily basis. It also offers substantive knowledge as well as advice about the process of founding and developing an elder law practice. Editorial features save attorneys research time.