Our Attorney

p10866s1106713_25A graduate from the Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama; class of 1993, she served as a member of the Cumberland Law Review.

Kyla G. Kelim, Esq, a nationally recognized speaker on nursing home Medicaid, Medicare and estate and probate matters, has been practicing law in Alabama and Florida for more than 20 years. She assists clients throughout Alabama and serves as a well known advocate, litigator and speaker on topics affecting seniors.  Mrs. Kelim has launched Aging in Alabama to help address the crisis in health care coverage facing seniors and their caregivers.

A tight economy, combined with strict Medicaid rules, have left generations of hard working Americans without adequate choices for healthcare when they need it most.

 Consultation and Advocacy services throughout Alabama and Florida.  For national consultation, see here

Entertaining and energetic, Kyla Kelim is available for speaking engagements on topics of interest to seniors throughout the country.
Sample topics include:
  • Advanced health care directives

    Speaking engagement 2014

    Speaking engagement 2014

  • Durable powers of attorney
  • Asset protection
  • Medicaid qualification
  • Assisting aging parents and spouses
  • Avoiding pitfalls when helping an ill relative
  • Handling health care crises
  • Successful long term care planning
Past speaking engagements:
Training for senior professionals 2014

Training for senior professionals 2014

2/25/2015    “Aging in Alabama and asset protection as we grow older.” Baldwin County Bar Association, monthly CLE Bar Luncheon.

2/19/2015    “Medicaid Look-back rules and planning”, rebroadcast, National Business Institute, National broadcast.
2/4/2015     “Assisted living and long term care planning:  what your clients need you to know.”  The Blake at Malbis, Daphne, AL.
1/30/2015    “Elder Law: Clients with sudden onset degenerative illness.”  National Business Institute, National broadcast.
1/29/2014    “Medicaid planning for same sex couples.” National Business Institute, National broadcast.
1/29/2015    “Assisting clients with actute healthcare crisis.” mylawcle.com, National broadcast.
1/27/2015    “Aging in Alabama: Helping parents, your spouse, and yourself without losing your mind or your shirt.”  Fairhope Museum of History, Tea for Tuesday program.
12/15/2014  “Senior Care 101.” James P. Nix Center, Fairhope, AL
11/13/2014   “Medicaid Update 2014.” National Business Institute, Pensacola, FL.
11/7/2014     “Purr-fect estate planning: how to save money in the ruff.” The Haven, Brennity at Fairhope, AL.
11/6/2014    “Legal help for caregivers: what to do (and what NOT to do).” SARPC Caregiver College, Fairhope, AL.
11/1/2014     “Financial and legal concerns for the family.” E.A. Roberts Alzheimer’s Center Caregiver Conference, Mobile, AL
10/28/2014   “Advanced Elder Law.”  National Business Institute, Montgomery, AL.
10/27/2014   “Advanced Elder Law.”  National Business Institute, Birmingham, AL.
10/22/2014   “Legal Issues Concerning Social Security, Medicare and Asset Protection for the Elderly.” Walker County DA Elder Protection Conference, Jasper, AL.
“Some have said the best nursing home is the U.S. Senate” – Earnest Hollings