The Legal Issues for Older Adults handbook is designed to help identify some of the matters that people may encounter as they age.
It is not intended to be legal advice but rather a place to start the conversation and provide assistance with concepts and definitions. There are additional resources in Chapter 14 and a glossary of terms at the end of the handbook.
This edition is updated as of January 2012. If reading it after that time, somoe information may be out of date. More current information may be found on the websites and through the contact information provided in each chapter.
To purchase a copy for $10, contact the Oregon State Bar Order Desk at (503) 620-0222 or (800) 452-8260, ext. 413. You may also download the entire (5MB) document, or each chapter individually in Adobe PDF format. A link to the free reader follows.
Financial Matters--Direct Deposit, Joint Bank Accounts, Power of Attorney,
Representative Payee, and Conservatorship
Health Care Decision--Advanced Directive, Power of Attorney for Health Care,
POLST, Guardianship, and Mental Commitment
Protecting Yourself from Street Crime
Protecting Yourself at Home
Protecting Your Finances
Protecting Yourself from Schemes, Frauds and Rip-offs
Protecting Your Right to Make Decisions
What to Do if You are a Victim of a Crime
Protecting Yourslef from Violence at Home
Reporting Elder Abuse
Local Area Agency on Aging (AAA) &
Senior and People with Disability (SPD)
Social Security Administration
Department of Revenue
Low Income Services
Age Discrimination Resources
Health Care Decisions
Medicare & Medicaid