Australia’s population is not getting any younger. Indeed the percentage of our population over the age of 65 is expected to double in the next few decades. Northern Rivers has one of the highest with around 20% of our population over 65.
Our older Australians or ‘elders’ are enjoying greater levels of wealth and are living much longer than past generations. Elders face significant and unique challenges to their wellbeing and lifestyle. From estate planning to retirement villages to aged care, elders and their carers have many things that they need to consider and for which they need to plan carefully.
Elder law is a holistic approach to the legal and other needs facing elders. There is much more to elder law than drafting a Will or Power of Attorney. The McCartney Young Lawyers Elder Law team appreciates this and want to look after your legal needs in your broader personal context.