Senior Citizen's Guide to Metro Detroit 9 The types of benefits an elder law attorney should be skilled in working with are Medicare, Medicaid and potentially veteran’s benefits. You should also look for an attorney who has experience with both in- home services (such as Medicaid Waiver services and PACE) as well as long-term care placements in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. A skilled elder law attorney will be able to help you communicate with and advocate on your behalf with the nursing home in which you are placing your family member. • Exclusive and Primary Focus on Elder Law. Ask the attorney what percentage of their practice is devoted to elder law. Look for an attorney whose primary focus is in the area of elder law in order to receive the best possible options for you and your family. This is a complex area of law that changes constantly. Make sure that the attorney that you work with is involved in organizations in which they can participate in continuing education to ensure that they