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What Is a Guardianship, and when Is It Necessary?

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What Is a Guardianship, and when Is It Necessary? Caregiving is a difficult task, and without the legal authority to act on your loved ones’ behalf it can be an impossible burden. You want to be sure you are keeping your loved one’s best interests at heart, […]

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Home Health: Agencies and Liability

Home Health: Agencies and Liability - Eleder Law NJ Carl G. Archer

Home Health: Agencies and Liability If you are thinking about hiring a professional caregiver for your loved one at home, you may be trying to decide whether to hire a private caregiver, or one from an agency. Certainly, a large attraction to a private caregiver is a […]

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Types of Elder Abuse and How to Recognize it

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If you are looking out for your loved one, then you may be worried about elder abuse. Elder abuse effects thousands of older people every year. You as a concerned family member can not only look out for signs of elder abuse, but completely prevent it from […]

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Your Loved One’s Rights in a Nursing Home

Your Loved One's Rights in a Nursing Home

You are transitioning your loved one into a skilled nursing facility and are most likely feeling overwhelmed with the concern for your loved one’s well-being.  In order to ensure your loved one receives the top care he or she deserves, your top priority should be understanding your […]

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Can My Loved One Be Forced to Leave a Nursing Facility?

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Five years ago my friend’s mother was in the hospital with flu-like symptoms and for some (still unknown) reason stopped breathing. After a nine day coma, she was diagnosed with anoxia. She cannot walk, is incontinent and is on a feeding tube. She has been in the […]

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Can My Loved One Get Therapy in a Nursing Home?

Can My Loved One Get Therapy in a Nursing Home? Mercer Elder Law- Hamilton NJ

Can My Loved One Get Therapy in a Nursing Home? Whether you’re a caregiver or the one actually going, making the transition to a nursing home is a difficult task. One top priority families have when looking into a skilled nursing facility (and rest assured, you have […]

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Elder Law Attorneys Can Help You With Medicaid, Medicare, and the VA

Elder Law Attorneys Can Help You With Medicaid, Medicare, and the VA Mercer elder law

Elder Law Attorneys Can Help You With Medicaid, Medicare, and the VA It’s been a long time since President Kennedy said to our nation “Ask not what your counry can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.” Nowadays the government is structured […]

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Cost of Nursing Care – 2015 edition

Each April, New Jersey is required to tell the public what the median cost of nursing home care is, and use that cost to assess ineligibility periods for transfers under Medicaid regulations. Here’s a link to the form. On the one hand, this is good news: the […]

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What is a “probate estate” and how do I open one?

Some people think probate is not fun, and I would tend to agree with them. However, anybody who tells you that someone helping them with probate is as bad as that other “pr-” word that rhymes with probate? They’re exaggerating. (That’s as racy as a legal blog […]

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Will Formalities

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What does a proper will contain? A Will, of course, is a legally binding document that identifies who should inherit a person’s property after they die. Of course, when making your Will, you want to ensure it contains all of the proper aspects. It’s not like you […]

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