June 2019 Archives

How to choose your health care proxy

A health care proxy is someone that you authorize to make medical decisions on your behalf. Appointing a proxy can help ensure that you get the health care or medical attention you want or need, in the event that you are unable to communicate.

What is New York's NHTD Medicaid Waiver program?

Like everyone else, elders in our society have the right to be in control of their lives, the right to take risks and overcome them and the right to learn from that experience. Sadly, advanced age often comes in the way and it becomes difficult for the elderly to perform even some of the most basic day-to-day tasks. In order to address this issue, the New York State Department of Health administers the Nursing Home Transition and Diversion Medicaid Waiver, which is a Home and Community Based Services program.

Changes in your family life? Then change your estate plan too

An estate plan is not something that people should look at once and then tuck away for safe-keeping, only to be used after they pass away. An individual's estate plan should change just as their family does. It reflects their wishes and instructions for their family, after all.

Seeking guidance for probate and estate administration

A death in the family can be a terrible experience and it oftentimes takes a long time for the family to cope with the loss of the loved one. In addition to being a major emotional challenge, the death can also mean taking charge and making important decisions regarding the finances of the deceased. While it is true that probate and estate administration can be overwhelming for many people, a person cannot ignore the fact that tending to the financial matters are an important task that a family should not procrastinate about for long.

Aaron Futterman Presents At Gurwin Jewish-Fay J. Linder Residences in Commack

Last night (May 29th) Aaron Futterman presented to 50 mental health professionals at Gurwin Jewish-Fay J. Linder Residences in Commack. He discussed updates in elder law and estate planning along with Jordan Trager, Esq. from Wisselman, Harounian & Associates who presented family and marital dynamics from a legal perspective and Fran Greene, LCSW, Relationship Coach and author of The Secret Rules of Flirting & her second book Dating Again with Courage & Confidence who shared strategies and tips so the social workers and other mental health professionals could better help people to socialize more successfully as they age. The attendees received four Continuing Education Credits for this educational event.

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