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May 28, 2019

Why Are Social Workers Vital to Elder Law?

I am often asked what Lori Kayne, the firm’s geriatric social worker, does.  Anyone who has dealt with an aging parent understands the benefit of a social worker immediately, but others may not realize what a tremendous resource an experienced professional like Lori is.» Read More

May 24, 2019

Home, Assisted Living, or Nursing Home: 5 Things to Consider

Families whose loved ones need long-term care are often overwhelmed and confused about what level of care is most appropriate. As a social worker, I assess the client in their home gaining important insights into this decision. Each client is different so there is no “right answer” as to when to choose home care versus assisted living or nursing home, but there are generally five factors that should be considered.» Read More

May 06, 2019

How Can I Protect Myself From Financial Exploitation as I Age?

In our office, we think a lot about solo seniors – older adults who live alone and have no immediate family. Right now we are working on an unfortunate case where multiple bad actors took advantage of a vulnerable woman, taking hundreds of thousands of dollars.» Read More

May 03, 2019

What Should I Look Out for in Assisted Living and Nursing Home Admission Agreements? 5 Top Tips

It is Friday at 11 am and the hospital tells you that your mom is being discharged at 4 pm. They hand you a list of rehab facilities.

While trying to help your mom settle in, you are asked to sign a pile of paperwork.» Read More

Mar 28, 2019

New Legislature Focused on Staffing Shortages in the Long-Term Care Industry

The New Jersey Legislature is taking concrete steps to improve the lives of individuals who require long term care services.  Several bills introduced this session are focused on ameliorating the staffing shortages that are so prevalent in the long-term care industry. » Read More

Feb 26, 2019

Welcome to Our Elder Care and Special Needs Law Blog!

Elder care and special needs are highly complex, regulated areas of the law.  They are also constantly evolving.  The goal of this blog is to educate consumers and other professionals on new developments, as well as to explore topics of interest to seniors, individuals with disabilities, and their families. » Read More

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