Filling the role of caretaker to an older adult who you love, such as a parent, can sometimes be a difficult job. Needs vary, but you might find yourself driving to medical appointments, handing out medication or even providing mobility assistance and daily grooming care.
Long-term care often centers around nursing homes. They offer a lot of assistance for an aging loved one, giving the family peace of mind. It's often not realistic to assume that the family can offer this type of intensive care on their own, and the nursing home makes sure that the person is properly watched by professionals who understand elderly needs, degenerative brain diseases, medication distribution tactics and much more.
As difficult as it may be, there could come a time when you have to help a loved one choose a nursing home. Regardless of where you live, there's a good chance you have a few options in the area.
When medically frail and dependent individuals rely on a nursing home's care, it's unacceptable for the nursing home to be ill-prepared for an emergency. Emergencies happen, whether they're due to fire or a snowstorm. The facility needs to have steps in place to protect its residents and to make sure they get the care they need during the emergency situation.
If you're trying to choose a nursing home for your elderly mother, it might be the first time you've ever had to do this. As such, you'll be in a new world that you may know nothing about.
As you age, it's important to make plans for your future health care. This isn't something that's easy to handle or think about, but taking care of the details now might help you later on. And it will almost certainly help to make life easier for your loved ones.
While we would like to think our elderly loved ones are immune from financial exploitation, this is just not the reality. Indeed, consider that Senator Susan Collins, chair of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, recently classified financial fraud against seniors as a "growing epidemic" responsible for the loss of an estimated $2.9 billion per year.
Elder law attorney Anthony J. Enea of Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP in Somers and White Plains, N.Y. will address the impact of aging baby boomers on Westchester and Putnam County in a series of educational programs to area chambers of commerce. With millions of baby boomers coming of age, Enea urges those in or approaching their elder years to take a proactive role in planning for the future.
The law firm of Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP has received a Tier 1 ranking for Elder Law in the New York metropolitan region by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" 2017. This marks the seventh consecutive year that the firm has been recognized for its professional excellence. Achieving a top tier ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.
On November 2, Westchester elder law attorney Anthony J. Enea, managing member of Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP in White Plains and Somers, N.Y., will be honored with the Dr. Joseph A. Cimino Community Service Award at the Dominican Sisters Family Health Service's Hope Gala 2016. The gala, held at Abigail Kirsch at Tappan Hill Mansion in Tarrytown, is the non-profit's largest annual fundraiser.