The attorneys at The Schomer Law Group are committed to educating their clients, as well as the residents of Westchester. As such, we provide a comprehensive electronic library of client resources covering numerous estate planning and probate issues. We also update our legal blog regularly in order to provide updates on the ever-changing laws relating to estate planning, probate and other legal areas we handle. Finally, our seminars are always a valuable source of information. Ultimately, it is our desire that Westchester residents stay informed. Below, you will find several links to useful resources relating to elder law and the senior community.
We Proudly Serve Westchester Seniors
A neighborhood in Los Angeles, Westchester is located in the Westside Region of Los Angeles County. Home to the Los Angeles International Airport and Loyola Marymount University, this great place provides many resources for its senior residents. The Westchester Senior Citizen Center is located at 8740 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045 and serves the West Los Angeles area. The center offers Tai Chi classes along with 3 other senior exercise classes, Dance It Out, Billiards, Pinochle, Bridge, Games & Puzzles, and Karaoke. There are also a variety of clubs and other programs for seniors to enjoy, including a lunch program and special events and lectures.
City of Los Angeles Department of Aging
City of Los Angeles Department of Aging offers community-based services, both to seniors and their caregivers, in order to provide the highest quality of life as possible and remain in the community. There are 16 Multipurpose Centers (MPC) located throughout the City of Los Angeles which serve as critical sites for community senior services. If you want more information about these centers, click here.
Multipurpose Senior Centers (MPC)
There are 16 MPC throughout the City of Los Angeles. These centers serve as community focal points for senior services. To find the MPC that serves your community, please speak to our Information and Assistance Specialist by calling (213) 482-7252 or (800) 510-2020. Below is a list of the services provided at the various Multipurpose Senior Centers:
- In-Home Assistance and Services
- Care Management
- Legal Assistance
- Nutrition Services
- Home Delivered Meals
- Health Education and Screening Services
Project C.A.R.E. is a program offered each year for the purpose of fulfilling the holiday wishes of low-income seniors. This amazing program is a joint effort through the City of Los Angeles Department of Aging and the Los Angeles Foundation on Aging that has been hugely successful since 2006.
Serving Our Neighbors in Westchester
Elder law is a special area of the law that deals with many of the legal issues seniors face in our country. Los Angeles elder law attorneys are experienced in handling the complex social and financial issues that seniors often deal with. To be good at their jobs, Los Angeles elder law attorneys need an awareness of the common misconceptions relating to the competency of the elderly and the aging process in general. If you are considering seeking the advice of an elder law attorney in California, here is some basic information to prepare you.
Common examples of the legal issues Los Angeles elder law attorneys handle
Some of the basic legal matters that an elder law attorney is equipped to handle include Medicare issues, Medicaid planning for long-term care, general estate planning and trust administration, probate matters, incapacity planning, and the need for conservators.
Estate planning considerations for seniors
When it comes to estate planning, in general, a comprehensive estate plan for seniors will most likely include, among other things, instructions for what to do if you become disabled or incapacitated; life insurance policies, disability income insurance policies, and long-term care insurance policies; retirement planning strategies and business succession planning strategies to be used for retirement, disability or death.
Be sure to review and modify your plans as you continue to age
After your plan has been created, it must be gone over and updated to address any changes in your family and financial circumstances throughout your life. Also, if you started out with a simple estate plan originally, you can expand that plan later in life, as your needs and goals for your family change.
How clients choose their Los Angeles elder law attorneys
Despite the fact that most Los Angeles elder law attorneys handle the same types of legal issues, not every attorney is comfortable working on every type of legal matter. So, when it comes time to find an elder law attorney to assist you, the first step is to determine which issues are important to you.
Let’s say you have questions about Medicaid and Medicare coverage for the long-term care you may need in the future, you should seek an attorney who frequently handles Medicaid and Medicare issues. For instance, if your spouse is suffering from a long-term illness, your attorney should understand how Medicaid planning works so they can handle any legal issues that may arise in terms of inheritance.
If you have questions regarding estate planning, trust contests, or any other trust administration issues, please contact the Schomer Law Group either online or by calling us in Los Angeles at (310) 337-7696, and in Orange County at 562-346-3209.
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