“Ask an Expert”: Area Businesses Band Together for Program on Options for Older Adults

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Home Care Assistance joins local businesses to offer free senior care forum on May 21st at 6:30pm at New York Life Insurance Company’s Downers Grove office.

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This event will be a great resource for family caregivers and others who are seeking information about choices for seniors

Home Care Assistance, North America’s premier provider of in-home care for seniors, is partnering with local businesses to offer two free forums on topics concerning older adults. Speakers will discuss how to choose caregivers, moving to a senior living community, VA benefits, estate planning documents, Medicaid, insurance, and options for staying at home. The event, “Ask an Expert: Staying at Home and Other Options for Older Adults,” will take place on Thursday, May 16th, from 9 – 11 a.m. at The Community House in Hinsdale. The same program will be presented on Tuesday evening, May 21st, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at New York Life Insurance Company’s Downers Grove office.

“This event will be a great resource for family caregivers and others who are seeking information about choices for seniors,” said Loryn Kogan, VP of Client Care Services at Home Care Assistance. “We encourage all to come and bring their questions and concerns.”

Margalit Tocher, President of Home Care Assistance in Hinsdale, will discuss when, where and how to choose a caregiver for adults who elect to remain in their homes. Veterans Benefits will be covered by Jerry Schmitt from WealthCare Consultants. Elder Law Attorney Eileen Fitzgerald will discuss estate planning, wills, guardianships, probate, trusts, powers of attorney, and Medicaid/public aid for nursing home residents. New York Life Insurance Company agents Margaret “Peg” Reid and Schneider Leconte will review opportunities to stay at home or with their family members without straining good will or finances.

Kerry Quirin from Senior Living Experts will address how, where, when, and why one might move to a senior facility. According to Quirin, “it’s imperative to educate yourself on aging issues before a crisis catches you off guard.”

The Community House is located at 415 West Eighth Street in Hinsdale and New York Life Insurance’s Downers Grove office is at 3010 Highland Parkway, Suite 700. Pre-registration is not required. The program is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call (630) 243-5886.

About Home Care Assistance

Home Care Assistance is a community leader and industry participant in the care of all seniors, providing the highest quality caregivers and most effective management to meet all home care needs. Staff is available 24/7 to provide trustworthy caregivers to help with transportation, healthy meal preparation, companionship, socialization, activities, personal care, and medication reminder. Dementia care services and Hospital to Home transition care are also available. Call 630-243-5886 or visit http://www.HomeCareAssistance.com to learn more. A 2012 Franchise500® Company, Home Care Assistance has received numerous industry awards including Entrepreneur’s Fastest-Growing Franchises and Franchise Business Review’s Top 50.

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