- National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) – www.naela.org
The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. (NAELA) is a professional association of over 4,200 attorneys who are dedicated to improving the quality of legal services provided to seniors and people with special needs. NAELA members assist their clients with public benefits, probate and estate planning, guardianship/conservatorship, and health and long-term care planning, among other important issues.
- Special Needs Alliance – www.specialneedsalliance.org
The Special Needs Alliance is a national, nonprofit organization committed to helping individuals with disabilities, their families, and the professionals who represent them. The members are some of the most credentialed public benefits and disability law attorneys in the country, many of whom are themselves parents and siblings of children with disabilities.
- American College of Trust & Estates Counselors (ACTEC) – www.actec.org
The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel is a national organization of approximately 2,600 lawyers elected to membership by demonstrating the highest level of integrity, commitment to the profession, competence and experience as trust and estate counselors.
- California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform – www.canhr.org
The California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR), a statewide nonprofit 501(c)(3) advocacy organization, has been dedicated to improving the choices, care and quality of life for California’s long-term care consumers. CANHR’s goal is to educate and support long-term care consumers and advocates regarding the rights and remedies under the law, and to create a united voice for long-term care reform and humane alternatives to institutionalization.
- Bet Tzedek Legal Services – www.bettzedek.org
Bet Tzedek provides assistance to all eligible needy residents throughout Los Angeles County, regardless of their racial, religious, or ethnic background.
- National Senior Citizens Law Center – www.nsclc.org
The National Senior Citizens Law Center mission is to protect the rights of low income older adults. Through advocacy, litigation, and the education and counseling of local advocates, NSCLC seeks to ensure the health and economic security of those with limited income and resources, and, for everyone, keeping the courts open for justice. It works to promote the independence and well being of low income elderly and persons with disabilities, especially women, people of color, and other disadvantaged minorities.
- ONEgeneration – www.onegeneration.org
ONEgeneration offers a comprehensive array of services that promote optimal childhood development, healthy aging, and other quality programs to meet the needs of youth, seniors, and their families through intergenerational programming. “Intergenerational” refers to the selection and coordination of activities that enrich multiple generations. ONEgeneration’s seniors and children join in activities where the seniors share their skills, patience and expertise with pre-schoolers. Older adults tutor young people, bringing critical one-on-one attention to the youth’s skill building at the same time the young people make seniors more comfortable with new technologies, creating a sense of community and relationships that last throughout the participant’s lives.
- H.E.L.P. – www.help4srs.org
H.E.L.P. is dedicated to empowering older adults and their families by providing impartial information, education and counseling on elder care, law, finances and consumer protection so they may lead lives with security and dignity.
- The Aging Life Care Association – www.aginglifecare.org
The Aging Life Care Association is a nonprofit professional development organization whose mission is to advance professional geriatric care management through education, collaboration, and leadership. A professional Aging Life Care Expert is a health and human services specialist who helps families who are caring for older relatives. These specialists are trained and experienced in any of several fields related to care management, including nursing, gerontology, social work, or psychology.
- National Guardianship Association – www.guardianship.org
The National Guardianship Association makes it their mission to advance the nationally recognized standard of excellence in guardianship. NGA believes that those appointed to the care of guardians, conservators and fiduciaries deserve quality services and that every person should be provided respect, due process, rights, and dignity in guardianship.
- Professional Fiduciaries of California – www.pfac-pro.org
PFAC is committed to provide information to the membership on economic, social and political developments likely to affect the professional fiduciary; to provide continuing education and promote minimum standards in the administration of conservatorships, guardianships, trusts, estates and durable powers of attorney; to build and maintain awareness of this association among families, attorneys, probate courts officials, various city and county agencies, and among present and potential fiduciaries; to provide advocacy with the state legislature; and to cooperate with the courts of this state.