Genser Cona Elder Law
SHRM-LI

Genser Cona Elder Law

Ranked the #1 Elder Law Firm on Long Island for 6 consecutive years by Long Island Business News Genser Cona Elder Law is a well-respected Elder Law and Estate Planning firm on Long Island.  We provide a holistic approach to Elder Law by assisting our clients with not just legal issues, but also caregiver issues, family dynamics, financial matters and practical issues as well.  By working together with both families and health care facilities, we can reach our goal of sustaining quality care for older adults.

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Demystifying Medicaid Breakfast Series
How Can I Protect my House from the Costs of Long Term Care?

Thursday, 2.7.19
8:00-9:30AM
Suffolk Office
225 Broadhollow Road, Suite 200
Melville, New York
11747

Thursday, 2.14.19
8:00-9:30AM
Nassau Office
90 Merrick Avenue, Suite 106
East Meadow, New York
11554

Join Genser Cona Elder Law Partner Melissa Negrin-Wiener to discuss strategies to protect all you have built.
Hot breakfast will be served. To RSVP please call Janet Russell at 631.390.5000 or email Janet@genserlaw.com.
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Holiday Family Gatherings: A Time to Assess

Holiday family gatherings are not just good for catching-up; they are an opportunity to assess your aging loved one’s status and needs. Certain clues can reveal a decline in mental or physical abilities. Here are some things to look out for:

Change in Personal Hygiene: Are there any changes in your loved one’s appearance? Perhaps they are not as “put together” as they used to be. Are they wearing appropriate clothing for the weather? For someone who has always taken pride in how they look, this can be especially noticeable and may be a sign that your loved one is having difficulty handling their personal care, grooming and hygiene needs. This may indicate that it is time for companion or home care services.

Housekeeping and Care Management: If you are visiting an aging loved one in their home, take a good look around. Is the house clean? Are the floors free of tripping hazards, such as electric cords and throw rugs? Do things look cluttered and/or “piling up”? A look in the refrigerator can reveal a lot. Is there too much or too little food? Be sure to also check medications for expiration dates.

Finances: Are the household bills being paid on time? Look for late notices and any unopened mail. Make sure medical bills and insurance premiums are getting paid. Ask your loved one to designate you on health and long-term care insurance policies to be notified if a premium payment is missed so that you can prevent an insurance lapse or policy cancellation.

Changes in Behavior: Is your loved one acting any differently? Is an outgoing person now withdrawn or vice versa? An individual with memory problems may remove him/herself from social situations for fear they will forget someone’s name or say something inappropriate. Unusual outbursts or anger can also reveal fear or even paranoia – a sign of declining mental function.

Any of these changes mean that it is time to start the conversation about long-term care wishes and plans. Make sure your loved one has a Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy and Living Will so that you have the legal authority to help as well as the ability to get information about finances and health care.

For tips on having the elder care conversation, visit us at www.genserlaw.com to download our free tip sheet: “Elder Care Conversations: Speak with COMPASSION” or call us at 631.390.5000.

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Let’s TAWC: GC’s Elder Law Wednesday’s Webinar Lunch & Learn

Past Webinar – July 25, 2018 – Elder Caregiving and It’s Impact on Your WorkforceClick Here to Download a PDF of the Slides
Past Webinar – June 27, 2018 – Geriatric Care ManagersClick Here to Download a PDF of the Slides
Past Webinar – May 30, 2018 – Assisted Living Click Here to Download a PDF of the Slides
Past Webinar – March 28, 2018 – Advance Directives and Guardianships
Click Here to Download a PDF of the Slides

Past Webinar – February 28, 2018 – Wills and Trusts Click Here to Download a PDF of the Slides
Past Webinar – January 31, 2018 – Veteran’s Benefit – Click Here to Download a PDF of the Slides
Past Webinar – November 29, 2017 – Medicaid Eligibility – Click Here to Download a PDF of the Slides

Past Webinar – October 25, 2017 – Real Property Options – Click Here to Download a PDF of the Slides

Past Webinar – September 27, 2017 – Home Health Care – Click Here to Download a PDF of the Slides

Past Webinar – September 6, 2017 – Asset Protection Planning – Click Here to Download a PDF of the Slides

Past Webinar – July 26, 2017 – Caregiver Support and Resources – Click Here to Download a PDF of the Slides

Past Webinar – June 28, 2017 – The Power of Estate Planning and its Positive Impact on Your Workforce – Click Here to Download a PDF of the Slides

Past Webinar – 5/31/17 – Elder Care is the New Child Care℠:  The Working Elder Caregiver Problem: The GDGC Solution – Click Here to Download a PDF of the Presentation


Past Event – Executive Breakfast – Elder Care is the New Child Care℠:  How Much is Elder Caregiving Costing Your Organization?

For information on GC’s Elder Care Employee Benefit Program, TAWC:  Tools and Advice for Working Caregivers, contactMelissa Negrin-Wiener, Esq. at 631.390.5000 or visit www.genserlaw.com/TAWC.

Wednesday
December
20

Attend our next meeting

SHRM-LI Monthly Meeting

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
The Mansion at Oyster Bay

Click Here to Register

For further info, contact:

SHRM-LI Chapter Executive Director
Linda B. Selden-Paduano