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Elder Care Benefit: Tools and Advice for Working Caregivers


It’s no secret that employees take time off from work because they have child care issues. But how many employees have to take time off, often at the last minute, because they are caring for an elderly family member or loved one? Knowing what services are available for seniors and caregivers is critical. Equally important is determining how to pay for such services. The Elder Care Benefit program encompasses comprehensive information and assistance with government benefits and programs, legal issues (including asset protection planning) and applications for government benefits, as well as practical information and support for working caregivers.

Education and Outreach

Elder Care Benefit sponsors various educational programs, including a “lunch and learn” series for working caregivers detailing what caregivers need to know to protect themselves and their loved ones. The Elder Care Benefit program is also designed to provide individualized mini-sessions to speak privately with an elder law attorney as to a caregiver’s specific situation and concerns.

Group Legal Services

Employees are entitled to a 10% discount on all Elder Law and Estate Planning legal services, including:

   Asset Protection Planning
   Estate Planning
   Medicaid Applications
   Wills and Trusts
   Powers of Attorney
   Health Care Proxies
   Living Wills
   Estate Litigation
   Estate Administration
   Probate of Wills
   Disability Planning/Special Needs Trusts
   Veterans Benefits
   Real Estate Transactions

How Elder Care Benefit Can Help Working Caregivers

Elder Care Benefit provides practical solutions and legal options. We help working caregivers navigate the elder care landscape and make informed decisions. Our goal is to educate working caregivers to plan ahead and avoid a crisis by exploring the legal, financial and health care options available. With discounted legal services, families realize significant savings on Elder Law and Estate Planning services.

How Elder Care Benefit Can Help Your Organization

Elder Care Benefit is an employee benefits program provided at no cost to the employer. The program is designed to keep working caregivers at work – maximizing productivity and reducing absenteeism, down-time and turnover. Employers can enhance their benefit package at no cost and employees can take advantage of savings available only through your organization.

As our population ages, more and more people need hands-on care. Adult children are often relied upon to provide this care for elderly relatives, even though they are working, caring for children and struggling to make ends meet. As Elder Law and Estate Planning attorneys, we meet with people every day who have quit their jobs, taken a leave of absence or used all their vacation time to be on hand to care for aging family members. Working caregivers often risk their job security, their own health and their financial security to provide care for elderly loved ones.

Did You Know?

Over 65 million Americans, or 29% of all U.S. households, provide care for an adult family member.

Caregiving costs employers $33.6 billion annually in lost productivity.

Absenteeism costs the US economy an estimated $25.2 billion in lost productivity.

About Genser Dubow
Genser & Cona

Under the direction of Jennifer B. Cona, elder law attorney, Cona Elder Law offers a comprehensive range of elder law and estate planning services including:

   Asset Protection
   Estate Planning
   Medicaid Planning
   Estate Administration
   Special Needs Planning
   Estate Litigation

The firm and Ms. Cona have been featured in many publications, including: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsday, Long Island Business News, Reader’s Digest, New York Law Journal and others. Cona Elder Law attorneys are frequent authors and lecturers and have appeared on WNBC-TV, CNNfn, News 12 Long Island, News 55, Ch. 21 - “Act II WithNewsday,” WBLI Radio, WOR - “The Dolans,” and WFAN, to name a few.

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Cona Elder Law is a full service law firm based in Melville, LI. Our firm concentrates in the areas of elder law, estate planning, estate administration and litigation, special needs planning and health care facility representation. We are proud to have been recognized for our innovative strategies, creative techniques and unparalleled negotiating skills unendingly driven toward our paramount objective - satisfying the needs of our clients.

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