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The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm Owner, Shannon Pawley, provides a few starter questions and tips for those beginning the search for a long-term care facility for a loved one.

The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm Owner, Shannon Pawley, encourages thorough vetting of skilled nursing facilities and nursing homes based on the needs, personality and desires of the patient.

DECATUR, GA, December ••, 2023: Shannon Pawley, Owner of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, has posted a new blog on the law firm’s website entitled “Skilled Nursing Facility or Rehabilitation Facility: What To Look For When Your Loved One Needs Round The Clock Care.” Ms. Pawley provides a brief beginner’s guide to the selection of a long-term care facility.

According to Pawley, “Making the decision to place a loved one into a skilled nursing facility or nursing home is one of life’s most difficult decisions.” She emphasizes, “So many questions must be fully explored and answered satisfactorily before making the move.”

“For the sake of clarity,” writes Pawley, “I must point out that technically speaking, a rehabilitation facility is different than and serves different needs than a skilled nursing facility. However, the names are often used interchangeably.” She explains, “Typically, a rehabilitation facility means that the patient’s stay is temporary until their condition is improved, and they no longer need the level of care provided. This contrasts with a skilled nursing facility such as a nursing home which is more often a permanent residence.”

Pawley states, “Whether your loved one’s needs are temporary or long-term, you need to investigate any facility thoroughly. The best way to begin is to ask friends, family members, and people you know and trust in your community if they have recommendations.”

The entire blog can be read by CLICKING HERE

About The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm

The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm was established to serve the legal needs of retiring citizens. The Firm focuses its entire practice on providing strategies to protect independence, privacy, assets and taxes from the government. Shannon Pawley has grown her law practice by providing excellent customer satisfaction with personalized wealth protection plans.

About Shannon M. Pawley, J.D., LL.M

As the owner of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, Shannon M. Pawley and her entire team share a passion which focuses on being able to serve the legal needs of retiring individuals. In our firm, WE BELIEVE that people should not have to lose everything they’ve worked a lifetime to earn and that every person is an individual who deserves respect and the highest quality of life possible, regardless of age or ability. We also believe that privacy and protection are the keys to personal peace. Born and raised in the Tidewater area of Virginia to a tightknit family with strong military service roots, Shannon learned from an early age the value of hard work and the importance of social awareness to ensure you always leave a situation in a better place than how you entered it. In her junior year of high school, Shannon served as U.S. House of Representatives Page during the 101st United States Congressional Session in Washington, D.C. This experience exposed her to numerous new cultures and worldly issues. Walking away from her experience as a U.S. House of Representative Page, Shannon knew that she wanted to pursue legal studies and be able to assist others in obtaining the best results available in difficult situations.

Shannon earned her undergraduate degree at North Carolina Wesleyan College and pursued a law degree from Michigan State University College of Law. After obtaining her law degree and becoming a licensed attorney in Michigan, she continued her educational pursuit by acquiring a LL.M. (Master of Law) in Taxation from Wayne State University. After moving to Georgia in 2018, Shannon obtained her Georgia law license and has enjoyed being able to pursue her desire of ensuring persons are able to age with dignity, grace and independence.


Looking to find an experienced estate lawyer in the Georgia area who is skilled in asset protection and estate plan preparation? Shannon Pawley is an attorney in Georgia with expertise in estate planning and asset protection. Shannon can provide assistance with creating an estate plan to include making a will and how to establish a trust properly. If you have questions about asset protection or questions about making an estate plan, reach out to Shannon and she will be glad to help answer all the estate planning questions you might have!

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