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About Elder Care Law Center

The Elder Care Law Center was founded by Pennsylvania attorney Gerard J. Woods to provide legal assistance to seniors who face entering a nursing home and the potential loss of their assets.


When a person requires nursing home care, the cost of that care is staggering. This may result in the elder person's assets being wiped out in a very short period of time. Two important questions facing the elderly when entering a nursing home are:

  • Will I lose all of my assets?
  • Is there a way to prevent this from happening

The Elder Care Law Center is dedicated to helping seniors conserve their assets and to prevent a spouse from living in poverty due to the high cost of nursing home care. We also are dedicated to helping our clients find the right nursing home and getting the proper care throughout their stay there.

The Elder Care Law Center backs our legal services with a promise. If the client's goals, as determined by the lawyer and client during the first consultation, are not met, the legal fee will be refunded in full.

The range of legal services provided by the Elder Care Law Center consists in planning and implementing the most effective ways to keep the maximum amount of assets allowable under law (Medicaid planning), preparing the application for Medicaid, and taking any necessary appeals from decisions by the county assistance office. We also provide services for Nursing home litigation, estate planning (including the preparation of wills, trusts, health care advance directives and powers of attorney), guardianship proceedings, estate tax planning and the administration of estates and trusts.