By: Robert J. Shanahan, Jr., Esq. Guardian candidates are now required to view a video created by the New Jersey Judiciary prior to being appointed by the Court. The New Jersey Courts want to be sure that guardians are aware of their responsibilities and obligations prior to their appointment. Guardianship Monitoring Program in New Jersey…

Elder law has become an increasingly important practice area because more people are living longer. The practice of elder law involves the following: Estate planning Disability planning Arranging for care, Social Security, and retirement benefits Long-term care insurance Long-term care planning Medicaid Healthcare directives Nursing home issues Protection against elder abuse Other concerns of older…

By: Robert J. Shanahan, Jr., Esq. Nursing home residents rights–they do have them. People do not lose their rights merely because their place of residence has changed to a nursing home. New Jersey law sets a list of rights for nursing home residents. The nursing home administrator will provide residents with written notice of those rights…

Increasingly, we Baby-Boomers are being called to care for a parent, or another, who has dementia. At the more advanced stages of this disease, the individual will lose capacity to make decisions about their finances, health care, living arrangements and the like. Unless the person had signed a power of attorney, prior to becoming incapacitated,…

The “Hook” That Is Offered To You By The Nursing Home Upon the admittance of a loved one to a care facility, a discussion of payment for services will take place.  The nursing home will let you know when your loved one’s money is likely to run out, and when you should apply for Medicaid…

As many of you know, I am very involved with Volunteer Guardianship One on One, here in Hunterdon County. Volunteer Guardianship finds and trains local volunteers to act as guardians for those who have no family to act on their behalf.  It fills a significant need, and I find my involvement emotionally rewarding. Volunteer Guardianship holds…

When a loved-one is no longer able to make decisions about their finances, housing or medical treatment, and the doctors are telling you that this person has lost capacity, a guardian needs to be appointed by a court. Someone needs to step forward to make decisions and handle finances on their behalf. But who? In…

Please join us for a night to enjoy and remember honoring Rabbi Evan Jaffe! When: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 from 6:30-9:30 pm Where: Grand Colonial, 86 Route 173, West Hampton, New Jersey 08827 Tickets are $85.00 each Hors d’oeuvres * Dinner * Cash Bar * Dancing * Auction * and more! Dress is Business Attire…

Senior Care Radio is a new web-based radio program which focuses on senior news and issues throughout New Jersey and the country.  Bob Shanahan, Esq and his fellow board member, Robert Junge, CFP, were invited onto the show to discuss Volunteer Guardianship One on One,  of which Bob is the President of the Board of…

As a BSA merit badge counselor, I once asked a group of Scouts for the definition of “community”, as in how to be a good member of a community.  One Scout answered, “It means, I’ve got your back.”  Of all of the definitions I have heard over the years, this is the one that really…