According to the U.S. Census Bureau, between 2000 and 2010, the population of Wisconsin residents age 65 and older increased by more than 74,000. This demographic now accounts for almost 14% of the state population. The reality is that Wisconsin, similar to the rest of the country, is aging. Along with this realization, comes the necessity for elderly populations to increase their awareness of Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid programs. Each of these programs has its own complex set of eligibility requirements that can have a tremendous impact on the elderly and their families. Navigating this complex system to achieve maximum benefits often requires the knowledge and experience of a qualified attorney. Whether you are a senior citizen looking to do what is best for you and your family, the child of an elderly individual in need of assistance, or a younger person planning for the future, contact John M. Kelly, Attorney at Law, LLC to explore your elder law options and learn more about the intricacies of these government programs.