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Legal advice for Medicaid & Asset-Protection planning. Call (914) 816-2900 today! See page 14

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Neighbors Home Care Services When a helping hand is all you need p12 Burke Rehabilitation getting you back to the life you love! p15 Westchester Audiology Longest hearing aid warranty in America available here p19 Brightview, Tarrytown A feeling of home p21

VNA Hudson Valley delivers best quality in-home rehabilitation! p24


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There’s no place like home. And when your senior loved-ones need superior home care, there’s no place like Community Home Health Care! “An absolute joy – such a great aide” is typical Community gets about its dedicated services, Home Health Aides, Personal Care Aides and Trained Companions. “The most responsible, loving aide my mother has ever had” is another. For dozens of testimonials from Community’s patient families, go to WestchesterHomecare.com/testimonials/. With top-rated Aides and over 34 years experience in delivering quality services to the region, Community Home Health Care stands at the forefront of Westchester County's Home Care providers. Community’s core principle is to provide its patients and their families with a personalized, unbeatable homecare experience, summed up in 4 words:

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WITH OVER 34 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE, COMMUNITY STANDS AT THE FOREFRONT OF WESTCHESTER COUNTY’S HOME CARE PROVIDERS.

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COMPASSION, TRUST, EXPERTISE AND RELIABILITY Community means peace of mind. Their home care experts deeply understand your concerns about leaving your loved one in the hands of a stranger, often for extended periods of time. With their unique internal rating system, they provide an aide you can trust to bring the highest level of sensitivity to care for your loved one’s emotional and physical needs. Community’s aides and companions are highly-trained, highly-experienced and New York State-certified, bringing their invaluable knowledge, skills, experience and expertise to your loved one’s care, including supportive help with Medicaid applications. Community Home Health Care is always there to help you, whenever, wherever you need them – any day, any hour! For more information, call (914) 222-CARE (914-222-2273), or visit Westchester-Homecare.com.


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Angela Ciminello receives prestigious Women in Business Award from 914Inc. magazine PAGE 4

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Angela Ciminello, recently promoted to Vice President of Development and Marketing at Wartburg, received one of 914Inc. magazine’s annual Women in Business Awards for 2016, honoring “Westchester’s most powerful executives, entrepreneurs, and government and nonprofit leaders.” She is featured in the current issue along with 17 other winners from the Westchester County region. Over 200 nominees were submitted to this year’s award committee. A select group of women were nominated by colleagues and supervisors who have “demonstrated a consistent level of success” in their fields and “made a lasting impact” on the economy and their communities, according to the criteria. “This prestigious recognition is exciting and humbling,” said Ms. Ciminello. “I am proud to be among this elite group of dynamic and accomplished women business leaders.” After joining Wartburg in 2014, Ciminello expanded its presence in the community and experienced record-breaking success. She set out to raise $670,000 in her first annual campaign, and managed to bring in $1.47 million. In total, she has recruited 416 new individual donors who have given $271,243 in new revenue to support Wartburg’s senior programs and services. Ms. Ciminello cultivated the largest grant ever given to Wartburg from a private foundation, which fostered an expansion of the award-winning Creative Aging & Lifelong Learning program, an innovative artbased therapy initiative for Wartburg’s residents, Adult Day Services registrants and rehabilitation patients. In her few months in her position, she raised $35,000 to produce a documentary film about the program, which aired on the PBS Visionaries series across the country and won a Telly Award for Excellence in Documentary in 2016. In her new role, Ms. Ciminello now oversees the Volunteer Department, the Council for Creative Aging

& Lifelong Learning program and the Asset Management division, which sponsors special events throughout the campus. She has also pioneered an annual stewardship calendar, revised the direct mailing campaign and conducted extensive outreach to foundations, corporations and major donors. Attesting to her ability to achieve meaningful results, corporate support has increased 71 percent from the time she joined Wartburg and foundation grants are up 439 percent. Tasked with creating a permanent museum on the Wartburg campus to commemorate its 150th anniversary in 2016, Ms. Ciminello also launched CreativeAgingStories.com, an interactive website that highlights Wartburg’s long legacy of caring for the community. Prior to joining Wartburg, she achieved at a high level for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, both located in White Plains, N.Y., including raising $10,000 for blood cancer research through LLS’s Team in Training program where she hiked 14 miles in the Grand Canyon. In her spare time, she is also a philanthropist who serves on the Board of Directors of the Smiling Faces Children’s Foundation, which provides plastic surgery for children with facial deformities, as well as serves as a member of the Mount Vernon Parks Conservancy Board of Directors. Ms. Ciminello is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Association of Healthcare Professionals, Women in Development and the Association of Development Officers. She earned a master’s degree in journalism and a bachelor’s degree in advertising at Iona College and is in the process of becoming a Certified Fundraising Executive.

About Wartburg Wartburg, located in Westchester County, N.Y., offers integrated, comprehensive senior residential and healthcare services for all stages of life.

Unlike conventional providers, Wartburg delivers a wide range of services to residents living on campus and people in their own homes. From independent, assisted living and award-winning nursing home care to inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation, home care and adult day care services, Wartburg’s continuing care approach has earned them a trusted reputation. Wartburg also provides caregiver support at every stage, with an array of options to find the right level of care for the individual while also considering the needs of the whole family. Wartburg’s award-winning, internationally recognized Council for Creative Aging & Lifelong Learning program lets residents and community members express themselves through art, song, theater, poetry and oral

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histories. The Council for Creative Aging & Lifelong Learning initiative promotes increased emotional health and social engagement for seniors through a wide range of arts-based programs led by professional teaching artists trained to develop the creative capacity of older adult learners. Wartburg celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2016 with special events and activities. Founded in 1866, Wartburg began as an orphan farm school after the Civil War. It now serves area seniors through residential and at-home healthcare services. Established on the principal and belief that caring for the body, mind and spirit is an essential component of a rich and happy life, Wartburg has expanded its community impact and honored the lives of seniors during a century and a half of service.

Wartburg Website Homepage: www.wartburg.org Wartburg Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/thewartburg Wartburg Twitter Page: www.twitter.com/thewartburg YouTube Page: www.youtube.com/wartburgny Creative Aging Stories and Historical Archives: http://www.creativeagingstories.com


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Client Testimonials

I reached out to you during the most stressful time of life for both my loved ones and myself - horror had occurred to my dear loving mother. My mom had fractured her hip and due to her frail health and advanced age required risky hip replacement surgery. Many issues legal and otherwise arose which I could not personally resolve. You not only resolved each and every one, but you continue to do so now, over 4 years later.

You always display extreme sincerity, compassion and friendship, using your vast experience and confidence in your ability, to continually bring satisfaction, positive results and a tremendous sense of relief and comfort to my loved ones and myself.

You have gone out of your way to visit Mom on multiple occasions in her Nursing house and we love you for it. As an attorney, friend, and a great man, I could not possibly hope to know anyone more phenomenal. The three greatest men I have ever known are my dear departed father, my dear departed father-in-law and Ely Rosenzveig.

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I hired Ely to assist with my parents estate planning and it was a wise decision. He is a true expert in navigating through complex elder care law and procedures. His guidance was invaluable and his communication excellent. I would strongly recommend his services.

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Advertiser’s Index Brightview Tarrytown...............................................................................21 Burke Rehabilitation Hospital..................................................................15 Canada Drug Center.................................................................................20 ColumbiaDoctors..................................................................................23 Community Home Health Care................................................................3 Ely J. Rosenzveig & Associates, PC...................................................5,14 Five Star Premier Residence of Yonkers.............................................11 Glen Island Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation..................................17 The Knolls................................................................................................13 MDHearingAid...........................................................................18 Neighbors Home Care Services................................................................12 Olga Berde Mahl, P.C..........................................................................16 Star One Home Care & Medical Staffing...............................................22 Victoria Home.......................................................................................10 VNA of Hudson Valley...........................................................................24 VNS Westchester........................................................................................2 The Wartburg........................................................................................7 Waveny Lifecare Network..................................................................................9 Westchester Audiology.........................................................................19

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National Go Red Women.

Courtesy of American Heart Association

While the weather is often cold and dreary in February, it’s also a month to focus on warmer topics – such as matters of the heart. Along with Valentine’s Day, another heart-centered event is the “Go Red for Women” national campaign held each February. Sponsored by the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, “Go Red” aims to educate and empower women about heart disease. This issue of Boomers & Beyond features a look at some of the “Go Red” events sponsored by local groups to spread the word about heart-healthy living – offering simple steps to take that can equally benefit both women and men. In honor of National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week, we also pay tribute to the tireless health professionals who care for heart patients. And as many Boomers consider the best housing options for their future years, this month’s issue offers a look at lifestyle communities to meet your retirement needs. Making decisions about hospice and palliative care for a loved one are challenging situations that many families must face at some point. The February issue of Boomers & Beyond explores ways to help make those difficult times easier on you and your family. And as always, if you have comments, questions or ideas about articles you’d like to see in upcoming issues, we’re eager to hear from you. Get in touch at info@healthcarenewspaper.com.

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Advances in Rehabilitation

Michelle Belsito

Eyes & Ears Improving your vision and hearing

Dale McKnight

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Healthcare News - Westchester, New York edition - Vol. 10 No. 2- is published monthly, 12 times a year by Belsito Communications, Inc., 1 Ardmore Street, New Windsor, NY 12553. Postage Paid at New Windsor, NY and additional mailing offices. Postmaster: Send address changes to Healthcare Newspaper, 1 Ardmore Street, New Windsor, NY, 12553. No financial responsibility is assumed by this newspaper to publish a display, classified, or legal ad or for typographical errors except of reprinting that part of the ad which was omitted or in error. Omissions or errors must be brought to the attention of the newspaper during the same month of publication.

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What you can do to prevent heart disease In Your 50s

Unlike the emergence of wrinkles and gray hair, what you can’t see as you get older is the impact aging has on your heart. So starting in the 50s, you need to take extra steps.

• Eat a healthy diet. It’s easy to slip into some unhealthy eating habits, so refresh your eating habits by eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, fiber-rich whole grains, fish (preferably oily fish-at least twice per week), nuts, legumes and seeds and try eating some meals without meat.

• Learn the warning signs of a heart attack and stroke. Now is the time to get savvy about symptoms. Not everyone experiences sudden numbness with a stroke or severe chest pain with a heart attack. And heart attack symptoms in women can be different than men.

• Follow your treatment plan. By now, you may have been diagnosed with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes or other conditions that increase your risk for heart disease or stroke.

Lower your risk by following your prescribed treatment plan, including medications and lifestyle and diet changes.

In Your 60s+

With age comes an increased risk for heart disease. Your blood pressure, cholesterol and other heart-related numbers tend to rise. Watching your numbers closely and managing any health problems that arise — along with the requisite healthy eating and exercise — can help you live longer and better.

• Have an ankle-brachial index test. Starting in your 60s, it's a good idea to get an ankle-brachial index test as part of a physical exam. The test assesses the pulses in the feet to help diagnose peripheral artery disease (PAD), a lesser-known cardiovascular disease in which plaque builds up in the leg arteries.

• Watch your weight. Your body needs fewer calories as you get older. Excess weight causes your heart to work harder and increases the risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol. Exercising regularly and eating smaller portions of nutrient-rich foods may help you maintain a healthy weight.

• Learn the warning signs of a heart attack and stroke. Heart attack symptoms in women can be different than men. Knowing when you’re having a heart attack or stroke means you’re more likely to get immediate help. Quick treatment can save your life and prevent serious disability.

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February is National Senior Independence Month Celebrate your age PAGE 10

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As we grow older, some of the simplest tasks can become challenges. We understand the fears and doubts that can come with aging. And, we want to give you the support and confidence to overcome those fears and live life independently. We recognize the importance of independent living and strive to help residents reach their goals to live a healthy lifestyle on their own. February marks National Senior Independence Month. Take this opportunity to evaluate your current living situation; notice the strengths and weaknesses in your daily routine and make adjustments for a better lifestyle. Ask yourself: What holds you back? What could make daily living easier? Minor adjustments can make a huge difference. Home Safety Tips Use these techniques to make your home a place you can live safely and independently.

• Brighten Up—Check that every room is well lit, and make any lighting replacements where needed. Installing night-lights throughout the house—especially in dark corners and along staircases—can help improve nighttime visibility and prevent trips and falls over unseen objects. • Clear Clutter—Keep floors and walkways clear of unnecessary items, such as clothes, books, papers and trash. An alteration as simple as shifting the furniture can be valuable for those who may have balance or vision problems. Move any furniture, wiring or other obstructions, and make sure all pathways are clear enough to move freely without fear of harm. • Get a Grip—Install grab bars and handrails in the restrooms near the shower, bathtub and toilet. Using non-slip mats and placing double-sided tape under rugs can also help minimize slips. • Open Access—Everything should be easily accessible, including the refrigerator, cabinets, drawers, doors and shelving. Also, place items on the lower levels of shelves for easier reach.

Stay Active to Avoid Accidents Did you know that daily exercise could help reduce the risk of falls? In fact, being inactive is one of the major risk factors of falls in older adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Don’t let fear of injury keep you from engaging in daily exercise. With your physician’s approval, take part in these activities to help make your fall prevention power greater: • Flowing and stretching exercises, such as T’ai Chi and .yoga, are known to help restore balance and joint flexibility • Mild strength training—with and without weights—can help strengthen your muscles, joints and bones, making it .less likely that you will fall or become injured from a fall • Walking is one of the easiest exercises you can do, and it comes with many benefits, including improved balance, strength and endurance. Source://tnhealthandwellness.com/LindsayParis


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Five Star Premier Residences of Yonkers: Big Winter Savings Are Here!

At Five Star Premier Residences of Yonkers, we’ve been busy sprucing up the community with some special touches and updates. Our year-long renovation project is almost complete and that means right now is the best time to move in and take advantage of our Big Winter Savings. So, what’s it like to live at Five Star Premier Residences of Yonkers? The community is New York’s hidden gem of senior living offering extraordinary Hudson River views, beautiful walking trails and gardens, all within close proximity to the City. Residents enjoy a gated community with 24-hour concierge services, maintenancefree living, weekly housekeeping and laundry services, scheduled transportation, chef-prepared, all-day dining and so much more. Through the community’s proprietary wellness program called Lifestyle 360, seniors learn how to live healthier and happier lives. Upon arrival, new residents are given a personalized program that fits their interests and includes activities that will challenge their minds, build their strength, allow them to engage with new friends and help enrich them emotionally and spiritually. New residents to the community will immediately notice The Five Star Difference. From the concierge at the front desk to the housekeeping

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staff, everyone is dedicated to providing residents with the care, companionship and comfort of home. Schedule your tour today of Five Star Premier Residences of Yonkers and get all the details of our Big Winter Savings for independent seniors. In addition, if you make the move now to lease one of our beautiful Independent Living apartments, you can bring along a spouse or roommate for free! He or she will receive all the same dining privileges, and social and recreational amenities as the lessee. Call (914) 424-2200, and ask for the sales department.

About Five Star Premier Residences of Yonkers Five Star Quality Care, Inc., a national healthcare and senior living provider headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts, proudly offers the highest quality service and care with the warmth and hospitality of home. The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) has awarded Five Star Senior Living many of its prestigious Best of the Best Awards, a national recognition reserved for the nation's most innovative and effective senior living programs. Five Star Premier Residences of Yonkers is located at 537 Riverdale Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10705.

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What Is Palliative Care? PAGE 12

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Palliative care is patient and family-centered care that optimizes quality of life anticipating, preventing, and treating suffering. Palliative care throughout continuum of illness involves addressing physical, intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual needs and to facilitate patient autonomy, access to information and choice.

Improves Quality of Life Palliative care teams specialize in treating people suffering from the symptoms and stress of serious illnesses such as cancer, congestive heart failure (CHF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), kidney disease, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and many more. This type of care treats pain, depression, shortness of breath, fatigue, constipation, nausea, loss of appetite, difficulty sleeping, anxiety and any other symptoms that may be causing distress. The team will help you gain the strength to carry on with daily life. In short, palliative care will help improve your quality of life.

The following features characterize palliative care philosophy and delivery: • Care is provided and services are coordinated by an interdisciplinary team;

• Patients, families, palliative and non-palliative health care providers collaborate and communicate about care needs;

• Services are available concurrently with or independent of curative or life-prolonging care;

• Patient and family hopes for peace and dignity are supported throughout the course of illness, during the dying process, and after death

Source://getpalliativecare.org/whatis/

Close Communication The palliative care team will also spend time talking to you and listening. They will make sure you understand all of your treatment options and choices. By deeply exploring your personal goals, the palliative care team will help you match those goals and options. They will also make sure that all of your doctors are coordinated and know and understand what you want. This gives you more control over your care.

A Partnership of Palliative Care Team, Patient and Family Palliative care teams are specialists who work together with you, your family and your other doctors. They provide an extra layer of support when you need it most. In addition to treating your symptoms, the palliative care team spends as much time as necessary communicating with both you and your family. They support you every step of the way.

Caregivers are licensed & bonded • Home Health Aides • Personal Care Aides • 24 hour Live-In Aides • RNs & LPNs Compassionate, comprehensive & customized services • Medication Management • Escort to and from Appointments • Bathing Services • Companions/Sitters • Grocery Shopping/Errands 24 Hour Emergency On-Call Service Private pay, Medicaid & Most Long Term Care insurance accepted

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Cardiac Rehabilitation Week Boomers & Beyond - Westchester

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Celebrate national AACVPR National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week 2016 and draw attention to the role of cardiac rehabilitation in reducing the potentially devastating effects of heart disease. Host a special event at your facility to celebrate the accomplishments you share with your patients and their families and to show your community what you have to offer. For ideas on how to publicize your event – and your program – to the community, please review the following pages. As you plan, don’t forget to invite the physicians who prescribe your services, as well as members of your local media to get the most publicity possible. When AACVPR National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week is celebrated during February, American Heart Month, as part of a national campaign to draw greater attention to heart health. The week coincides each year with Valentine’s Day. AACVPR National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week 2017 will be celebrated February 12-18. Where At hospitals, exercise facilities and outpatient rehabilitation centers across the country.

How Host a risk factor screening, health fair, open house, or seminar to share information on the heart, cardiovascular health, fitness and related rehabilitation topics. Contact your affiliate society or AACVPR for information on activities in your area.

Why National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week was initiated by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) to focus national attention on cardiac rehabilitation’s contribution to the improvement of the health and physical performance of individuals at risk for heart disease and/or 12/21/16 those 1:49 PM Page 1 diagnosed with heart disease or dysfunction. individuals

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A Appreciate the sponsorship of Bethel, a not-for-profit organization serving Westchester County seniors for more than 100 years Enjoy life in a large, thoughtfully designed apartment, at a great value

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ATTORNEYS AT LAW Many Years of Experience Protecting the Legal Interests of the Elderly & Special Needs Populations

Why should I spend money hiring attorneys to do asset protection planning for me and my loved ones?

Currently, the monthly cost for nursing home care in New York ranges between $10,000-$15,000, and properly certified home health attendants (nurse aides) can cost as much or more for round- the-clock home care. Statistically, it is likely that most people will need either or both of these care options as they grow older. It is critical that you plan appropriately to best minimize the strain that elder care costs may have on your estate, and to help put you in the best position possible to qualify for benefits that are largely covered by the government, under Medicare or Medicaid.

Our firm has attorneys with extensive experience in developing tax-effective action plans for our clients that help protect their assets from government imposition. We have also been very successful in negotiating the complex bureaucratic minefield in which Medicaid is now mired. We have achieved remarkable results for our clients on a host of Medicaid related issues, from obtaining Medicaid approvals for coverage of home care and institutional care benefits, to very accommodative resolutions of Medicaid spousal recovery claims, where the office of Medicaid aggressively pursues the non-institutionalized (i.e., or “community”) spouse for Medicaid benefits provided.

Why should I have a lawyer prepare my will?

If you die without a Will, the law, not you, determines how your assets are divided and to whom they are given. A poorly drafted Will may result in a sizeable chunk of your assets not ending up where you want them to go. We are an experienced law firm that can expertly craft your will to address your long-term care, tax, estate planning, and asset protection planning issues. It is in your best interest that planning be done properly so as to minimize the tax burden on your estate.

Our experience and skill in the fields of Trusts, Wills, and Estates enables our firm to uniquely tailor estate planning to your individual needs. We will review your entire estate and draft a personalized plan that will best direct the disposition of your assets after death, whether through your Will, or by means of testamentary substitutes (trusts, joint-asset ownership with right of survivorship, or by beneficiary designation in life insurance policies, annuities, or individual retirement accounts).

My father is having difficulty caring for himself. I am afraid he will no longer be able to live on his own. I am worried about finding the money to pay for his care, whether he stays at home or moves to an assisted living facility or nursing home. What do I do?

Westchester Financial Center 50 Main Street, Suite #1000 White Plains, NY 10606 Email: Info@ejrosenlaw.com

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Your concerns are certainly daunting, and heart-rending. Our firm offers you a caring hand, an open ear, and uncompromising professional competence, and commitment. We will help find for you solutions that best suit your needs, using the latest tax, trust, and other asset protection strategies available under the law. The law firm of Ely J. Rosenzveig & Associates, P.C. practices in all aspects of elder law, including trust and estate planning, administration, and litigation, tax counsel, asset protection and special needs planning, Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security disability benefits, guardianships, long term care planning, spousal recovery claims, and Medicaid lien resolutions.

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Osteoporosis

Awareness Group Monday, February 6, 2017 7-9 P.M.

Speaker: Patricia Coar, MPTH, RD, VDN Nutritionist at Burke

Topic: Proper Nutrition for Osteoporosis

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2017 CALENDAR Meetings are usually held on the first Monday of the even-numbered months. February 6 August (no meeting) May 1 October 2 December 4 June 5

Meetings are held at BURKE REHABILITATION HOSPITAL. 785 Mamaroneck Ave. (corner Heatherbloom Rd.), White Plains Enter complex, park in first parking lot. Enter first Bldg #4.

There is no charge for the Osteoporosis Awareness Group meetings. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL SUSAN AT (914) 260-9339.

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By Dale McKnight, Healthcare Correspondent

Elder-care planning can be complicated, timeconsuming and emotional for everyone involved. No matter whether a family is dealing with medical or housing issues for a senior, or tackling the details of setting up a financial trust or other estate planning, it’s vital to work with a professional who is well-versed in the intricacies of elder law and offers personalized service to create a long-term elder-care plan that’s best for you or your loved one. “One of the key factors is asset protection, and it’s not a simple topic,” says attorney Olga Berde Mahl, managing partner of Olga Berde Mahl & Associates in New Rochelle. “For instance, many families have heard that assisted-living facilities may require a five-year look-back period regarding a person’s assets,” she says. “But they may not know that an asset protection plan can be created that avoids the need of placing a senior in a nursing home and dissipating family assets, with only a 30-day financial lookback period.”

Wisely structured asset protection can help assure that a senior remains living safely at home, while receiving top-notch care. It may also permit them to keep as much of their hard-earned money and property as possible, with some, or most, of their care costs paid for by the government. Olga Berde Mahl & Associates offers supportive elder-care planning advice that’s coupled with extensive, hands-on experience. Their services range from wills, health-care directives and powers of attorney to advance or emergency planning, trusts, and Medicare or Medicaid issues. “We also work with families in real estate matters and business-law issues, such as how having a family-owned business might affect your estate plan,” she says. Their legal team includes a knowledgeable lawyer, a licensed clinical social worker to assist in Medicaid filing/approval matters and homecare benefits assessments, plus an experienced, compassionate staff to serve clients.

“It’s important to put the necessary elder-planning steps in motion as early as possible to avoid possible complications in the future,” Berde Mahl says. “Ideally, it should be considered before problems become too extensive. So don’t put it off - time is definitely of the essence when it comes to elder-care and estate planning.” Olga Berde & Associates is located at 271 North Avenue, Suite 917, in New Rochelle, with a satellite office in New York City. They also work with clients in other areas of Westchester, as well as Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, and Nassau counties; the firm also serves families in other parts of the U.S. and internationally. For more information about their extensive elder-law, real estate, business and other legal services, contact Olga Berde Mahl & Associates at 914-336-2080. They can also be reached by email at obmahl@nymoney1.com. Their website is obm-law.com.

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How do you keep your loved ones safe at home? How do you protect your loved ones assets? How do you choose the best caregivers for your loved ones? How do you get financial aid for elder care?

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David Ingber

February, 2017

The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), the pre-eminent provider of integrated healthcare services in New York’s Hudson Valley region, announced the addition of David Ingber as its Senior Vice President, Network Financial Operations. In this position Ingber will play a pivotal role in the planning, development and integration of financial operations across the WMCHealth network, which consists of 10 hospitals on eight campuses across the Hudson Valley, as well as a comprehensive roster of healthcare services. He will be responsible for network financial operations, including analytics, annual external audits, general ledger, internal and external financial reporting, tax matters and treasury functions. Ingber arrives at WMCHealth with a wealth of financial experience in the healthcare industry. Prior to joining WMCHealth, Ingber enjoyed a 26-year career at Montefiore Health System where he ascended to the role of Vice President, Finance, Accounting and Financial Reporting and was instrumental in the various acquisitions of the multi-hospital network.

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A certified public accountant, Ingber received a BBA in Business Administration from Baruch College. An avid fan of the New York Yankees, Ingber has lived with his wife, Lori, in Armonk, New York, for more than 25 years where the couple has raised two sons.

About WMCHealth The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) is a 1,700-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, New York, with 10 hospitals on eight campuses spanning 6,200 square miles of the Hudson Valley. WMCHealth employs more than 12,000 people and has nearly 3,000 attending physicians. From Level 1, Level 2 and Pediatric Trauma Centers, the region’s only acute care children’s hospital, an academic medical center, several community hospitals, dozens of specialized institutes and centers, skilled nursing, assisted living facilities, homecare services and one of the largest mental health systems in New York State, today WMCHealth is the pre-eminent provider of integrated healthcare in the Hudson Valley. For more information about WMCHealth, visit WMCHealth.org.

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