Elder Law is an area of legal practice typically concentrating on legal counseling for aging and special needs clients. Often it involves counseling clients and their families about nursing home and long term care financing, guardianship and special needs trust planning and Veterans Benefits. 10,000 Americans turn 65 each day. Few clients have adequately planned for long term care with legal documents such as durable powers of attorney for financial and health care matters and living wills. These are the documents most important when crisis happens as a result of accidental falls, strokes or loss of caregiving spouses. Medicaid qualifying trusts can prevent the unnecessary loss of savings or the family home to Medicaid recovery. Specially designed wills can legally help save family savings while accessing Medicaid to pay for the nursing home. With the aging population expanding, it is important to discuss these matters with a qualified attorney. Elder law attorneys have concentrated their area of practice to keep current with the ever changing needs of aging clients.