Two local firms have merged to create a comprehensive and holistic approach to elder care and crisis management, incorporating both legal and practical solutions. Archer Law Office, LLC, an elder law firm based out of Hamilton and serving central New Jersey, will acquire the Senior Living Services division of AFI Coaching and Consulting, LLC effective October 1, 2015.
The new firm will continue to be known as Archer Law Office, LLC. The President of AFI, Thomas P. Callahan, will join Archer Law as its Director of Senior Living Resources. Callahan characterizes the combined venture as a “unique partnership in this area for elder care success,” adding that he is “looking forward to using almost 20 years of senior living experience to benefit people in crisis.”
According to the Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Aging, the population 65 years or older in the U.S. numbered 41.4 million in 2011, or 13.3% of the U.S. population, over one in every eight Americans. The number of older Americans increased by 18% since 2000, compared to an increase of 9.4% for the under-65 population. With the exploding senior population has come a need for professionals to handle crisis management for seniors and their caregivers. This need is not limited to legal concerns – there are practical everyday issues, such as medication management and accommodations in a home, which can monopolize a caregiver’s time and attention.
Archer Law Office, headed by elder law attorney Carl Archer, previously focused on legal topics. A few years ago, it became evident that the non-legal end of caregiver concerns was just as important, but that the firm needed an experienced professional to handle those issues for clients. “Tom and I have had a close working relationship for a number of years, and this is just the next chapter in our commitment to working together to help seniors and their caregivers,” said Archer about the acquisition.
About the companies:
Archer Law Office, LLC is an elder law boutique serving Central New Jersey, with offices in Hamilton Township (Mercer County), Monroe Township (Middlesex County), and Marlton (Burlington County). The firm’s legal professionals have a practice limited to elder law, Medicaid applications, veterans benefits applications, guardianships, estate planning and administration, and related litigation. The firm’s website is www.mercerelderlaw.com, and its phone number is 609-842-9200.
AFI Coaching and Consulting is a Senior Living and Elder Care Consulting firm run by Thomas P. Callahan located in Mercer County and primarily serving New Jersey and the surrounding areas. AFI helps families to navigate through the myriad of decisions to be made when it comes to finding the right solution for their elder loved ones. AFI’s website is www.aficac.com and its phone number is 609-883-5206.