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About Us

Next Stage Senior Guidance is all about… YOU.  We've been in your shoes on both ends. As loved ones of family members who either needed help themselves finding a suitable senior living environment, legal advice and action, or something as simple as needing a home modification for this new time era that sprung up out of know where… or being a shoulder to lean on and give helpful advice to a friend or family member trying to assist their loved one. We remember how uneasy a feeling it was and the pressure of those repeating questions running through your head… "Am I doing the right thing? Am I helping them the right way” We remember first hand.

To Being the healthcare professional on the other end helping you with your hospital visits, financial concerns, as well as placement needs. We have seen and helped family after family who all were trying to do what is right. We know how stressful it is. We remember first hand.

So, what do we do? How are we different? We promise to assist you with each step as great or small it may be. We will help ease your mind of the decisions you are making by showing you facts to reinforce why you made the choice you did.
How many times have you heard the lines, I know how your felling, I went through the same thing, I helped a family just like yours… we say NO! WRONG! You are unique. You have your own individual story. You are not just a number to us, another family we help. We pride ourselves with the connections we make with our families along the way. We know the pressure of living out of state and it being difficult to provide care for your loved one. It's hard juggling a work life, then coming home, be a homemaker, and now all the sudden you're a caregiver for your senior loved one as well. It's a juggling act. Let Next Stage juggle for you.

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Next Stage Senior Guidance owner, Jennifer Baillie, was featured in the Small Business Spotlight Q&A section of the February 26th edition the Asbury Park Press. Read the full article here...

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Our Services

"Let us help you place the next piece to your puzzle"

Senior Living Placement

Home Health Care

Medicaid Applications

Veterans Benefits (Aid and Attendance Program)

Elder law & Estate Planning

Financial Guidance

Home Modifications for Seniors

Medicare & Social Security Specialist


Our Mission

Help our seniors and their loved ones transition to the next stage in their life in a senior living community that is right for them and their individual needs, wants, and desires. To aid them and diminish their stress levels and confusion, walk side by side with them and assist them in making the right choice so they will not be overwhelmed.

With our partners who specialize in this next stage in life, we will find you and your loved ones help with financial, legal, physical, and relocation assistance. Our goal is to make your vision become reality and provide you with comfort and happiness.

Blog & News

Medicaid Benefit for...

Oct 30, 2018

New Jersey's Global Options Waiver which did cover assisted living is no longer an option. However, ...

Long Branch, NJ Rota...

Oct 30, 2018

President Walt Thistlewaite (center) thanks guest speakers Jake Whelan and Jennifer Baillie for thei...


Oct 18, 2018

Next Stage would like to share another positive testimonial!  We love what we do and it shows i...

Feature Of The Month

Jake Whalen
Senior Moments
Medicare Insurance Consultant/Broker/Speaker
(732) 731-9385

Choosing a Medicare Plan can be difficult and frustrating. Jake will guide you through the Medicare maze and help find the right plan for you. By performing extensive yearly Medicare Plan study comparisons, he helps Medicare beneficiaries understand the confusing and drastic changes that occur annually.

Jake looks at every approved Medigap (Supplemental) Plan in your state and continues to look out for you year after year by analyzing current premiums to make sure you’re still paying the absolute lowest possible. He saves his clients thousands of dollars annually yet it won’t cost you a penny to avail yourself of his services.

Jake is an independent broker which means he’s not employed by any one particular insurance company.  This means he works for YOU and he’ll help you understand the difference between Medigap and a Medicare Advantage Plan….and also Part D, the drug plans….. and he’ll handle all your  enrollment options and obligations to make sure you’re fully compliant with Medicare.

Jake speaks to thousands of seniors annually in Senior Centers, 55+ communities, Women’s Groups, Men’s Clubs, Rotary, Kiwanis,, etc….just about anywhere there are seniors needing this vital information.  

With AEP just around the corner, and with big changes coming to Medicare—including the elimination of Plan F…and the "Donut Hole” (finally)  Jake will be happy to answer any questions you might have…..and he just might (in fact he’ll probably) be able to save you a lot of money while keeping your coverage exactly the same.  And remember, as Jake says, "there’s never a fee, to talk to me."

For more information please contact Jake today!

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