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Care and Crisis Management

What sets Archer Law Office, LLC apart from typical elder law firms in the region is its commitment not only to legal documents and complex planning when appropriate, but also to the practical and people-centered needs of its caregiver clients. The firm’s Director of Senior Living Resources, Tom Callahan, guides families to find the best senior care options for their loved ones’ individual circumstances and challenges. He is also called upon to defuse high-conflict situations where caregivers and concerned family are unable to address issues themselves. He regularly leads the firm’s efforts to develop a strategy for implementing care for a loved one when families are unable to navigate the myriad options presented to them. When Tom is successful, families can work together and cooperate toward a solution that benefits their loved ones while saving both the stress and expense of litigation, and the structure and rigor of a social work environment.

It sounds simple to have someone with law firm and community resources, who can also “roll up their sleeves” and navigate common problems. It is Archer Law Office’s contention, however, that such a situation is without peer in central New Jersey and beyond. Many other models fail to address the combination of price efficiency and results that this team model can accomplish. A consulting firm or placement agency without law firm backing may have some community resources, but may be compensated by a third party (where a placement is made). The loyalty of such an organization is unclear at best. If the consulting firm is paid by the family, they may have community resources, but they cannot access the expertise that a law firm can offer, and will either ignore those issues or potentially practice law without a license. Law firms fare no better, as those without specialized staff are simply unable to handle the high-touch services that Archer Law Office can offer, and those that try will bill the services out at attorney rates that often exceed $350 per hour. Law firms with social workers, by the nature of the social work profession, employ a highly rigorous intellectualized approach involving psychology which risks overshadowing the practical issues in play. Their business models also rely on expensive annual contracts and discourage contact with attorneys to maximize revenue.

While all of these other companies have their place, and they may be able to help with less complicated or lower conflict issue, the Archer Law Office model is well equipped to handle even the most challenging family dynamic in a practical, no-nonsense, efficient way. The firm’s staff, including the Director of Senior Living Resources and legal staff, collaborate on a plan to stabilize crisis situations and implement long-range plans involving legal documents and governmental benefits. The result is that a family can return to being a family rather than a web of unpaid caregivers, with the attendant mental and emotional benefits that follow.

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