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Pandemic Leads Families to Care for Loved Ones at Home [Gray Area of the Law]

May 17, 2021

Attorney Shawn Rader discusses possible considerations for assisted living facilities as more families choose to keep their loved ones at home.
On May 6, 2021, in The New York Times, Reed Abelson wrote an article entitled, “Covid Forces Families to Rethink Nursing Care.” Of course, nursing homes are not assisted living facilities; nevertheless, the lessons to be drawn from the nursing home experience with the pandemic are going to apply to both. 
 
The thrust of the article comports with the drum beat we have been hearing the last two years about the increasing decisions of many families to keep their loved ones at home and care for them. The largest impediments to this choice are the cost of home assisted care and the probable and eventual lack of capacity for necessary medical care which can be provided in a nursing home. But this thinking can apply just as easily to a member of the family who is somewhat physically challenged or simply cannot live alone and is thinking of moving into an ALF.  The pandemic it seems was a tipping point for many to keep their loved ones at home for as long as possible. [Read more]

This is an excerpt from a blog post originally written on Gray Area of The Law.

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Shawn

Shawn Rader focuses his practice on real estate litigation, commercial litigation, commercial leases, and senior housing, and he is a member of the firm’s practice groups that concentrate in these areas of law. Shawn has extensive experience representing a broad range of clients, including title insurance companies, property management companies, ranchers, lenders, developers and individuals. He frequently assists clients with resolving disputes regarding property boundaries, surveys, contracts, leases, plats, mortgages, and other matters involving real property.

With a portion of his practice devoted to representing title insurance companies in litigation arising from disputes related to coverage and general litigation matters, Shawn helped establish the American Bar Association Title Insurance Litigation Committee, serving as its first vice-chairman and as its second chairman. He is also a member of the Florida Land Title Association, where he is a charter member of the FTLA Claims Round Table Committee.

Both an accomplished author and speaker, Shawn has had four articles published in The Florida Bar Journal and was coauthor of the Title Insurance Law Article in the ABA Tort & Insurance Law Journal. He has served as chairman of The Florida Bar Grievance Committee for Orange County and as president of the Orange County Bar Association Legal Aid Society. He was also chairman of the City of Orlando Civil Service Board, chairman of the City of Orlando Chapter 57 Board, and vice chairman of the 2012 Orange County Charter Review Commission.

Shawn was born in Kentucky and moved to Orlando as a child. He quickly developed a lifelong devotion to the land in Florida. His passion for real estate law arises from his deep connection to the state, which is reflected in his love for Patrick Smith's book, A Land Remembered, and his collection of Florida Highwaymen paintings. Not surprisingly, his favorite Florida attraction is Gatorland in Osceola County.

Having practiced for over 40 years, Shawn brings his clients a wealth of knowledge and experience from which to draw. He has mentored attorneys both within the firm and the community. Shawn has also served as an expert witness in cases for attorneys outside the firm. He is a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, an organization of individuals appointed by the Governor of Kentucky in recognition of their accomplishments and outstanding service to the community, Commonwealth, and nation.

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