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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. A2442, recently signed into law, establishes reciprocity for out-of-state certified nurse aides. This will…

Solo Seniors

Blogs > Elder Care and Special Needs Law Blog Last week I saw a new client who was seeking to be appointed as administrator of her friend’s estate, motivated by the fact that her friend had no family. She had died unexpectedly and my client had called the police after trying repeatedly to reach her…

The Most Expensive Lesson on Password Management

Blogs > Elder Care and Special Needs Law Blog Cryptocurrency executive Gerald Cotten died recently at the age of 30. His death provides a sad lesson about the importance of thoughtful estate planning. Although Cotten apparently executed a Will shortly before his death, he did not share his digital wallet password. In his case, this…

Evaluate Your Medicare Options While You Still Can

Blogs > Elder Care and Special Needs Law Blog Enrollment in Medicare Advantage Plans continues to climb. These managed care plans, otherwise known as Medicare Part C, offer many advantages for healthier seniors. They have minimal co-pays and deductibles, and generally, cover services that traditional Medicare does not. However, Medicare Advantage plans are run by…

Welcome to Our Elder Care and Special Needs Law Blog!

Blogs > 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,…

Should I Help My Aging Parents Manage Their Investments?

As Americans live longer and their portfolios grow for extended periods of time, their adult children should be watching carefully—but how closely? That’s the question posed by the article “How to Help Aging Parents Manage Portfolios,” from U.S. News & World Report. There is no one answer, and it is a delicate situation. It is…

Boomers Come Up Against One Thing They Can’t Push Back On: Aging

Boomers have always been proud of how they redefined many aspects of American culture. However, there’s one thing they can’t change: the inevitability of aging and death. A recent study from the Stanford Center on Longevity, says that workers approaching retirement will either need to work past age 65, reduce their standard of living or…

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