Shana Siegel, a Member of the law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Chair of its Elder Care and Special Needs Law Practice Group, presented "Legal and Financial Planning for Aphasia Caregivers" for the Adler Aphasia Center.
In this session, caregivers learned about the importance of including the person with aphasia in healthcare and long-term planning decisions. Shana Siegel, Esq. discussed how powers of attorney, healthcare directives, and long-term planning strategies can help to ensure the wishes and needs of the person with aphasia are fulfilled.
Shana concentrates her practice in the area of elder law, focusing on representing seniors, individuals with special needs, and their families in connection with life care planning, public benefits, trust and estate planning, and long-term care advocacy. As one of the few Certified Elder Law Attorneys (CELA) in northern New Jersey to be certified by the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF), Shana has extensive experience in probate and estate administration, asset preservation, supplemental and special needs trusts, planning for disability, guardianship and estate litigation, resident rights, health care decision-making, Medicare, Medicaid, and health insurance appeals.
Shana has been involved in health and long-term care issues for over 25 years. She is a past president of the New Jersey Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), where she regularly met with legislators and government officials on behalf of the elder law bar and their clients. In 2015, Shana was invited to join NAELA’s prestigious Council of Advanced Practitioners (CAP). Additionally, Shana is a member of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association, the New Jersey State Bar Elder & Disability Law Section, and the Life Care Planning Law Firms Association. She is active with the Long Term Living Association, several local chambers of commerce, and Jewish philanthropies.