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Why Estate Planning Is Necessary for Caregivers

A recent study found that nearly 60 percent of Americans do not have a will, despite almost all the people surveyed agreeing that it is very important. The thought of not having an estate plan in place should make anyone nervous, but for those who provide unpaid care for an aging loved one or a child with special needs, it is downright frightening. Care giving presents many challenges. One of …

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Promoting the Well-Being of Caregivers

The Marsal Caregiver Center is located in Burke Rehabilitation Hospital. It is designed to promote the well-being of caregivers through compassionate support and a healing environment. On this episode of the Littman Krooks Podcast, Carla Assenza, LCSW, Director, discusses the demands that a caregiver assumes once a loved one needs assistance.

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The Sandwich Generation: Caring for Both Kids and Parents

As the demographics of American society change the needs of each generation evolve along with them, one unique group of people is growing especially quickly — the sandwich generation, or those who are responsible for the care of both their minor children and their aging parents. Typically, this is a person in their late thirties to fifties with the average unpaid family caregiver being a 49-year-old woman. Although this situation …

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Guests Beverly Carter and Mary Ellen Burns, from the Older Driver Safety Coalition with Westchester County’s Department of Senior Programs and Services (DSPS) offer tools, tips and techniques that older drivers can use to be on the road as safely as possible for as long as possible. They will also explore when it is time to stop driving and what alternative transportation services are available when seniors decide to relinquish …

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Jay Newton-Small, MemoryWell Founder and TIME Magazine Contributor, joins Bernard A. Krooks to discuss MemoryWell and how writing life stories can preserve memories and improve care for seniors with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Jay speaks about how MemoryWell grew out of the experience of moving her father into long-term care once he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and how to find better ways to ensure his care staff understood him like she …

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By Brian L. Miller, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP On January 1, 2020 the Setting Up Every Community for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act went into effect.  The SECURE Act will impact your retirement savings, and may also affect the estate planning that you currently have in place. Below we’ve highlighted seven areas in which the SECURE Act may you or your family: Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) start at age seventy-two (72). …

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