The lawyers in Wiggin and Dana's Long Term Care, Senior Living and Hospice Practice Group work at the cutting edge of legislative and policy developments in those arenas. We serve as general counsel to LeadingAge Connecticut and are involved in the development of legislation, regulations, and policy initiatives affecting providers of services to older adults. We are also closely involved in industry groups and professional associations. Our Practice Group head, Maureen Weaver, serves on the Legal Committee of the national association LeadingAge, as an appointed member of the State of Connecticut's Continuing Care Advisory Committee, and as a director for the Association for Long Term Care Financial Managers. That extensive experience helps us give sophisticated and practical counsel to our clients, which include independent, not-for-profit facilities; closely held sole proprietors; national companies with operations throughout the U.S.; and senior living developers and operators. Our clients count on us for in-depth advice on all aspects of the development, financing, operation, regulation, and reimbursement of long-term care across the continuum—including sub-acute, skilled nursing, home health care, hospice, assisted living, continuing care retirement and life plan communities, senior housing, adult day care, pharmacy and durable medical equipment providers—and of varied senior living facilities, from upscale projects in affluent areas to low and moderate income, tax-credit-driven projects.
Our team includes a core of experienced health care attorneys who regularly advise on issues facing long-term care providers and senior living developers and operators. Additionally, as part of a full-service firm, our Practice Group includes lawyers from other disciplines—such as litigation, corporate and finance, labor and employment, benefits, real estate, and taxation—who regularly represent long-term care and senior-living clients, applying an effective understanding of those industries.