Nance L Schick talked to A Place for Mom about why caregivers might sue your family, and how you can protect yourself.
“Many families that are employing a hired caregiver feel that the main challenge is finding someone that’s a good fit. That part’s certainly important, but you also have to make sure you take the right steps to protect your family legally. If you don’t, you could end up facing a lawsuit…”
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A Place For Mom is the largest assisted living referral service. Participating communities pay for the referrals. Therefore, the service is offered at no charge to families, including Nance’s family, which sought referrals for her mother, who passed in February 2018.
Nance L. Schick, Esq. is an attorney and mediator who also serves as the Main Representative to the United Nations for the International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation (ICERM). Her holistic, integrative approach to conflict resolution draws from her experience as a crime victim, human resources supervisor, and minor league sports agent, as well as her legal, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and ICERM training. She is creator of the Third Ear Conflict Resolution process, author of DIY Conflict Resolution: Seven Choices and Five Actions of a Master, and an award-winning entrepreneur, who has been acknowledged by Super Lawyers (ADR, 2018), the New York Economic Development Corporation/B-Labs (Finalist, Best for NYC 2015 & 2016), U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2015 Blue Ribbon Small Business), Enterprising Women Magazine (Honorable Mention, 2014 Woman of the Year awards), and Urban Rebound NY/Count Me In (Finalist, 2013 Pitch Competition).