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My Home, My Castle: Tools and Techniques for Aging in Place

  • William K Sanford Town Library 629 Albany Shaker Road Albany, NY, 12211 United States (map)

No one dreams of spending the “Golden Years” in a nursing home. Yet millions of older adults do—simply because they can’t get or pay for the care they need at home. The consensus is that 70% of Americans age 65 and older will need Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) at some point in their lifetime, but how many have planned for it?

Recently, the Society of Actuaries released new mortality tables showing increased longevity for 65 year-olds:  65 Year Old Males increases to age 86; 65 Year Old Females increases to age 88.8.  Join attorney Lou Pierro and care planning expert Katherine Rosenblatt for an informative and frank discussion about “longevity" planning to learn how you or your loved one can stay at home, maintain independence, ensure dignity, secure income and protect assets throughout your lifetimes.

This seminar will be about being able to stay in your home, and making it your health care fortress.  Even when health is poor, you can live comfortably, keeping in place what you worked so hard for.

What, Where, Who and How are some of the key questions on accessing and paying for Long-Term Care that will be covered. These answers will be vital to living as independently as possible, and receiving health care in your own home.  This discussion will include topics such as preparing your home for a lifetime of living, the Medicaid ‘5-Year Look Back’, the new Medicaid, Managed Long Term Care programs, Navigating Medicaid income and asset rules in New York, Estate Planning Basics, Geriatric Care Management and Medicaid Homecare programs and services.

Louis W. Pierro was selected Best Lawyers 2014 Lawyer of the Year in Elder Law for the Capital Region.  He is the founder and principal of Pierro, Connor & Associates, LLC, and concentrates his law practice in the areas of Estate Planning, Estate and Trust Administration, Business Succession Planning, Elder Law and Special Needs Planning. Mr. Pierro has been selected to the Best Lawyers in America, The Best Lawyers in New York, Super Lawyers of the Hudson Valley, Top 25 Lawyers in Upstate New York, NY Times Top Attorneys in NY, and he has maintained an AV preeminent rating based on peer reviews from Martindale-Hubbell since 2001. In addition.  Mr. Pierro served as an adjunct professor at Siena College, where he lectured on Estate Planning, and has lectured extensively on Estate Planning and Elder Law to professional groups across the country.

Katherine Rosenblatt, LMSW is a Geriatric Care Manager, and founder of Capital District Elder Care, PLLC.   Katherine serves as an advocate for seniors, using her knowledge and expertise to assess an individual’s needs and abilities, and navigate the complexities of the healthcare system and services for older adults.  Her guidance, based on a comprehensive assessment and personalized care plan based on an individual’s needs and wishes, offers options to help ensure quality care and an optimal life for those they love.  She can recommend the most appropriate and cost effective services.  Whether the desire is to stay at home, or transition to an alternate living option, she provides answers at a time of uncertainty.  Her ability to monitor needs and services over time reduces worry and stress for the caregiver, allowing them to focus on their loved one and other responsibilities.  Katherine’s focus is on patient-centered care with attention to the concerns and needs of family members and others involved in the care of their loved one. For long distance caregivers, service provides care coordination, peace of mind and reduced need for unexpected travel.

Capital District Elder Care. PLLC is your partner in elder care planning. A member of Aging Life Care Association, formerly National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers, you can find out more about Katherine on her web page: