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Written by attorney Thomas B Burton |

Helping Senior Americans with Elder Law Planning During COVID-19

Attorney Thomas B. Burton discusses helping senior Americans with elder law planning during the COVID-19 pandemic and talks about the special challenges that senior citizens are encountering during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in the United States due to the social distancing measures currently in place at many institutions to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Attorney Burton discusses several ways that friends, relatives, and family can help these senior citizens during this time. Attorney Burton also discusses the importance of elder law planning during the COVID-19 pandemic and talks about why every senior American should have an estate plan in place.

In addition, Attorney Burton discuss stories he has heard from his own estate planning law practice about some of the measures hospitals and nursing homes are taking during this time due to the virus, measures which can mean that seniors are often isolated and alone with limited means to communicate outside of their nursing home or hospital. Attorney Burton discusses ways family members, relative and friends can help these senior Americans communicate with the outside world during this time and also discusses how they can meet with an elder law attorney during this time through the use of modern communication tools such as video conferences, without the senior American risking any in person contact to meet with an attorney or other professional.

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