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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 is a member of the firm’s practice groups that deal with these topics.


A frequent author and speaker, Shawn is a charter member of the American Bar Association Title Insurance Litigation Committee, serving as its first Vice-chairman in 1993, and as its second Chairman the following year. He is a member of the Florida Land Title Association, where he is a charter member of the Title Claims Roundtable.

He has had four articles published in the Florida Bar Journal, and was the co-author of the Title Insurance Law Article in the ABA Tort & Insurance Law Journal, Vol 31, No. 2 (Winter 1996).  Shawn served as Chairman of the Florida Bar Grievance Committee for Orange County and also served as President of the Orange County Bar Association Legal Aid Society.  He was Chairman of the City of Orlando Civil Service Board, served as Chairman of the City of Orlando Chapter 57 Board, and Vice Chairman of the 2012 Orange County Charter Review Commission.  Shawn is also a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.


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