Conference to Examine Life Care Options

A conference will examine life care options for the aging Wednesday in Melville.

The elder law and estate planning firm of Genser Dubow Genser & Cona  is presenting its 5th annual caregivers conference, entitled “Embracing Aging on LI: Life Care Options at Every Stage.”

Speaking at the event will be GDGC partner Melissa Negrin-Wiener who will discuss key topics of importance to caregivers, including: Planning Ahead to Protect Assets; Irrevocable Trusts; Crisis Planning; Qualifying for Medicaid; Home Care vs. Nursing Home Care; Pooled Income Trusts; and Protecting Retirement Income.  Also featured are spokespersons from a variety of Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Life Plan Communities in Nassau and Suffolk counties, including Amsterdam at Harborside, Jefferson’s Ferry, Fountaingate Gardens, and Peconic Landing. Melissa Katz with the Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation will also speak on Adult Day Programs for individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia and In-Home Respite for Caregivers.

It is open to the public and free of charge.  RSVP to [email protected] or call 631 390-5000.

The conference will run from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.  at the Melville Marriott Long Island, 1350 Walt Whitman Road, Melville.

 GDGC managing partner Jennifer Cona said, “Elder caregiving is a stressful and demanding job. Our annual conference provides vital information and resources for caregivers and their loved ones.  We educate both seniors and caregivers and bring together important community partners, each of whom plays a role in supporting the health and care of seniors on Long Island.

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