Hiring a Lawyer – Some Options
You always have the option to speak with and/or engage an attorney who deals with elder care issues. Some helpful tips:
Legal services agencies provide free/sliding fee legal services to nursing home residents. Massachusetts Legal Services provides a web page to locate the legal services agency in your area.
The Massachusetts Senior Legal Helpline, 1-800-342-5297, also provides free/sliding fee legal information and referral services for Massachusetts residents who are 60 years or older.
Also, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys – Massachusetts Chapter is a non-profit association that assists lawyers and others who work with nursing home resident clients and their authorized representatives (and loved ones). Their Find an Elder Law Attorney tab on the website can help you locate attorneys versed in various aspects of elder and/or nursing home law. Note: some attorneys may do pro bono work.