With average life expectancy now being dramatically longer than before, older people comprise more than 10% of the US population. Accompanying this growth are the services associated with our older generation's needs: elder healthcare, nursing homes, and legal guidance. Legal advice is especially important to protect the interests of the elderly not just for estate planning, but also to prevent instances of neglect or abuse.

If you have older parents or relatives that you'd like to make sure are being taken care of, then take a minute to explore Avvo's Legal Guides below. Here you can learn all about living arrangement options, power of attorney, guardianship, and how to spot elder abuse.