Sandra Diaz: A Passion for Justice
Sandra Diaz has made helping senior citizens through the morass of bureaucracy one of the cornerstones of the California Elder Law Center PC’s approach to the legal system. Such leadership, coupled with a laser-like focus on obtaining justice is one reason why we’ve been able to establish ourselves as Southern California’s leading Elder Law firm.
One of Ms. Diaz’s specialties is assisting senior citizens in qualifying for California’s version of Medicaid, known as Medi-Cal. Given the often-onerous costs connected to nursing home care (estimated at $90,000 per year), very few individuals can receive such treatment without this benefit.
Since Medi-Cal covers a wide variety of health care considerations, the value of having Ms. Diaz by your side becomes imperative in making sure that you receive all that you are entitled to under these provisions.
A Strong Voice for Veterans and Their Families
Ms. Diaz is a native of Southern California, and as a Marine Corps veteran of six years, she’s keenly aware of the sacrifices that veterans have made on behalf of our country.
However, she also knows that the process of obtaining pension benefits from the Veterans Administration (VA) and receiving quality health care can often result in frustrating roadblocks.
Those issues are just some of the reasons that Ms. Diaz is passionate about making sure that veterans receive the very best care possible at minimal cost to their families. Her previous work on behalf of veterans and their families has resulted in her being fully-accredited by the VA.
Some of the ways that Ms. Diaz looks out for veterans include helping them receive:
- •Proper funding for home care of the veteran or their spouse.
- •The ability to receive proper care in a respectable assisted-living facility or nursing home
These areas are covered through the Veterans Aid and Attendance (A&A) pension, which Ms. Diaz has extensive experience and know-how about with regard to obtaining benefits.
This specific pension covers veterans and their spouses who require regular care for basic needs and also aids those individuals with physical or mental infirmities that require specialized care.
A Background with Depth
As an undergraduate at Cal State-Fullerton, Ms. Diaz earned a B.A. degree before then matriculating at the Chapman University School of Law. While there, she served as a member of the International Law Students Association and helped establish the Animal Law Society.
Upon earning her law degree, Ms. Diaz briefly served as a law clerk for the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles before joining the California Elder Law Center PC in January 2007.
A Friend of the Four-Legged Brigade
That strong advocacy for the rights of animals also factors into her work on behalf of senior clients. In some cases, those clients want to make sure that their pets will continue to be taken care of in the event of the client’s death.
That’s why Ms. Diaz has included crafting Companion Animal Trusts among the available services of the California Elder Law Center PC.
Service to the Community
The commitment Ms. Diaz shows to the specific category of Elder Law is also evidenced by her efforts away from the courtroom that include:
- Trust and Value
*Former president and director of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
*Being a member of the Life-Care Planners Association
*Providing workshops that educate the public on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Association
With offices in Lakewood, Sandra Diaz and the California Elder Law Center PC are uniquely qualified to deliver astute analysis on pertinent issues that surround the senior community. Having us by your side offers a comforting component to what can be a very stressful period.
Therefore, if you or someone you know is in need of legal advice or assistance in this area, make sure to contact Sandra Diaz today at any of these numbers: 562-377-7710, 760-422-0404 or 877-377-7411. The California Elder Law Center PC is ready to help you and can set up a free consultation on your behalf.