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Elder Care and Special Needs Law

  • Aug 12, 2019Shana Siegel and Lori Kayne to Present on Planning for Solo Seniors

    Shana Siegel, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Chair of its Elder Care & Special Needs Law Practice Group, and Lori Kayne, Geriatric Social Worker, will present “Planning for Solo Seniors.” The seminar, hosted by Senior Source, will take place on Tuesday, August 13 at 1:30 p.m., in Hackensack.

    Do you anticipate growing older without the support of close relatives and friends nearby? Siegel and Kayne will address this overwhelming challenge that many aging adults face. The presentation will cover the best way for “solo seniors” to prepare for the financial, legal, and other challenges they may face as they age. For more information please click here.

    Siegel 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.

    Prior to joining Norris McLaughlin, Siegel was with WanderPolo & Siegel for over 10 years, five of which were as principal.  She has been involved in health and long-term care issues for over 25 years. A past president of the New Jersey Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), she has regularly met with legislators and government officials on behalf of the Elder Law Bar and their clients. In 2015, she was invited to join NAELA’s prestigious Council of Advanced Practitioners (CAP).

    Siegel is a member of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association, the State Bar Elder Law Section, the Life Care Planning Law Firms Association, and the Bergen and Essex County Bar Associations. Siegel earned her J.D. from Georgetown University, honors, in 1994 and her B.A. from Barnard College, honors, in 1989.

    Kayne has been working in the healthcare field for over 20 years. In collaboration with client’s attorneys, she conducts Geriatric Assessments and develops detailed Life Care Plans to address any care, legal, or financial issues the client may have.

    Prior to joining the firm, Kayne was an Elder Care Coordinator at WanderPolo & Siegel. Kayne earned her M.S.S. from Bryn Mawr College in 1983, and her B.A., magna cum laude, from Bucknell University. She holds a Certificate in Elder Care from Stockton University, and a Certificate of Gerontology from Rutgers University.

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  • May 28, 2019Lori Kayne to Speak at United Way Caregiver Education Program

    Lori Kayne, MSS, LSW, C-ASWCM, Geriatric Social Worker of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will co-present “Walkers, Canes and Hearing Aides – Why Won’t They Use Them and What Can I Do?” hosted by United Way of Northern New Jersey Caregivers Coalition, on Tuesday, June 18, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., at Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair.

    Along with Ruth Rothbart-Mayer, LCSW, C-ASWCM, Psychotherapist, and Eldercare Coach, Kayne will address the frustration many caregivers face when it comes to a loved one’s resistance to use a walker, cane, or hearing aids, and provide potential reasons for this resistance and the techniques to promote change. For more information and to register, please click here.

    Kayne, part of the firm’s Elder Care & Special Needs Law Group, has worked in the healthcare field for over 20 years. In collaboration with a client’s attorneys, she conducts Geriatric Assessments and develops detailed Life Care Plans to address any care, legal, or financial issues the client may have.

    Prior to joining the firm, Kayne was an Elder Care Coordinator at WanderPolo & Siegel. Kayne earned her M.S.S. from Bryn Mawr College in 1983, and her B.A., magna cum laude, from Bucknell University. She holds a Certificate in Elder Care from Stockton University and a Certificate of Gerontology from Rutgers University.

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  • Apr 10, 2019Shana Siegel to Present at Long Term Living Association Seminar

    Shana Siegel, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Chair of its Elder Care and Special Needs Law Practice Group, will present “When It Comes To Aging, It’s Important Not To Go It Alone” for the Long Term Living Association’s (LTLA) Educational Consumer Seminar series. The seminar will be held Thursday, April 11, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., at The Park Avenue Club in Florham Park.

    The presentation is for seniors and their families who would like to learn more about topics related to aging and longevity. Siegel will cover topics including the financial costs associated with aging, asset protection, government benefits, and common setbacks families may face when they plan alone. For more information and to register, please click here.

    Siegel 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.

    Prior to joining Norris McLaughlin, Siegel was with WanderPolo & Siegel for over 10 years, five of which were as principal.  She 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, she was invited to join NAELA’s prestigious Council of Advanced Practitioners (CAP).

    Siegel earned her J.D. from Georgetown University, honors, in 1994 and her B.A. from Barnard College, honors, in 1989. She is a member of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association, the State Bar Elder Law Section, the Life Care Planning Law Firms Association, and the Bergen and Essex County Bar Associations.

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