Posted by Positive Aging SourceBook on 02/26/2021

Meet the Elder Law Attorneys - Monthly Discussion Series


An opportunity to meet, learn and interact with leading Elder Law Attorneys. This month features: 

  • Evan Farr with the Farr Law Firm 
  • Elena Sallitto with Stavely & Sallitto

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12:04:36     From  Carmen Casciano   to   All panelists : Carmen Casciano with Cornerstone Floorcovering. We have a senior living sector that focuses on excellent service and pricing for all senior living facilities and residential flooring projects. Email: carmen@cornerstonefloorcovering.com

12:04:38     From  Michele Gillum   to   All panelists : Hi everyone!  Michele Gillum here from The Option Group in Hunt Valley, MD.  We provide Care Management Services geared to the geriatric population.

12:04:39     From  Ellen Pincus : Good afternoon Ellen Pincus with Cavalier Home Health Skilled Home Health in VA 703-477-6252 epincus@cavalierhomehealth.com

12:04:42     From  Christine Dolan : Christine Dolan, MBA, Daily Money Manager/Financial 

Organizer,   C. Dolan & Associates, cdolanfinancial.com, 703-868-8664

12:04:43     From  Cynthia Hajjar : Hi! I’m Cynthia Hajjar of CGH Finance, llc, specializing in bill pay for seniors and assistance with probate accountings for fiduciaries. 703-980-0695, 2020dailymoneymanager@gmail.com

12:04:56     From  Esther washington   to   All panelists : Good morning all Esther Washington Agency Director Home Centris

12:05:40     From  Kitty Janney : Kitty Janney with Watermark Retirement Communities - The Landing Alexandria opening early 2022. kjanney@watermarkcommunities.com 703-981-7883

12:05:47     From  Sara Timm   to   All panelists : Good Afternoon! Sara Timm here, Elder Law Paralegal.  Happy to be here to see these wonderfully talented Elder Law Attorneys!

12:05:48     From  Esther washington   to   All panelists : Hello everyone, Courtney Moore with HomeCentris Healthcare 410-486-5330 x 404, Courtney.moore@homecentris.com

12:06:21     From  Esther washington   to   All panelists : Esther Washington- Agency Director

10 Crossroads Drive

Suite 110

Owings Mills, MD 21117

410-486-5330 (main)

443-465-7541 (direct)

12:09:28     From  Monica Brunson : Good afternoon. My name is Monica Brunson. I own Brunson Healthcare Consultants Group. 410-935-0232 info@brunsonhealthcareconsultants.com

12:09:32     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Jan Brito to All Panelists:  12:02 PM

Jan Brito - Brito Associates of Compass. specializing in senior housing. 301-646-5774. Jan.brito@compass.com

12:09:54     From  Lindsey Vajpeyi : Hello, everyone! Lindsey Vajpeyi, Insight Memory Care Center in Fairfax, VA. lindsey.vajpeyi@insightmcc.org

12:09:57     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Tracy Skalitzky to All Panelists:  12:03 PM

Happy Friday, Tracy Skalitzky from Oasis Senior Advisors ready to help and guide seniors into Assisted Living Communities  301-678-8100.

12:10:00     From  Joe Sperling : WANT TO FEEL GREAT PROTECTING YOUR FAMILY AND YOURSELF AGAINST THE COST OF LONG-TERM CARE?  HOW ABOUT PROTECTING YOUR FAMILY IN CASE OF YOUR UNTIMELY DEATH?  I CAN HELP WITH GENTLE GUIDANCE.  I'M JOE SPERLING.  CALL ME AT 301-980-8869.  OR EMAIL ME AT joe@joesperlinginsurance.com.   DO SO WHILE YOU CAN.  PLAN AND PROTECT BEFORE NEED AND PANIC HAPPENS.

12:10:30     From  Monica Brunson : Brunson Healthcare Consultants provides assisted living placement in Maryland.

12:11:58     From  Jennifer Brown : Hello Everyone,    Jennifer Brown - Seabury Resources for Aging - Seabury Care Management - jmbrown@seaburyresources.org - 202-364-0020 - Let's connect!

12:12:19     From  Linda Chaletzky : Hello from Linda Chaletzky, MSW, Evers Long and Foster Real Estate. I was a founder of the GW Geriatrics Program and have a wealth of experience working with the elderly in many circumstances.

12:12:21     From  Andrea Mellado   to   All panelists : Hello everyone! TGIF! Andrea Mellado with Harmony at Spring Hill  Business Development Director.  amellado@harmonyatspringhill.com

12:12:31     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Andrea Mellado to All Panelists:  12:12 PM

Hello everyone! TGIF! Andrea Mellado with Harmony at Spring Hill  Business Development Director.  amellado@harmonyatspringhill.com

12:12:49     From  Tracy Skalitzky : Pam Galef feel free to contact me to help your mom to Assisted Living or Memory Care. 301-678-8100.  Our services are free to the client tskalitzky@YourOasisAdvisor.com

12:14:25     From  John McCarty : JOHN MCCARTY here from Cardinal Transition Services in Elkhart, IN. we are a new startup in the Senior Move Management industry.574-551-8607 (Cardinaltransitions.com)

12:16:01     From  Max Bandarenko : Hello Everyone, Max Bandarenko, Director of Community Relations at Artis Senior Living of Potomac. We are a brand new Memory Care Community opening in fall of 2021! Please feel free to reach out to me at mbandarenko@artismgmt.com, cell: 646-499-0493

12:16:23     From  Joe Sperling : LONG-TERM CARE IS EXPENSIVE, BUT YOU HAVE MANY OPTIONS FOR PROTECTION THAT WILL SAVE YOUR ASSETS AND RETIREMENT FUNDS.  CALL ME FOR GUIDANCE.  JOE SPERLING  301-980-8869.  joe@joesperlinginsurance.com.  DO SO WHILE YOU'RE HEALTHY.

12:17:05     From  Yvonne Kedoin : Good Afternoon! Yvonne Kedoin with Homecrest House in Silver Spring, MD. We are a non-profit,  mission based community, serving persons with low income. We are accepting applications and have 277 senior apartments, and some apartments are available to those under sixty-two years of age who have qualifying physical disabilities.

12:18:01     From  Judy Wagner : If you wanted to self-insure for LTC, how much money would you suggest putting aside.  Example couple is 65 years old.

12:18:50     From  Monica Brunson   to   All panelists : Pam Galef for single family style assisted living call me at 410-935-0232.

12:18:58     From  Heidi Garvis : Happy Friday!  Heidi L. Garvis, Certified Care Manager, Aging Life Care Professionals  Caring Considerations, NoVA  571-437-9396  heidi@caringconsiderations.com

12:19:03     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Monica Brunson to All Panelists:  12:18 PM

Pam Galef for single family style assisted living call me at 410-935-0232.

12:19:21     From  Victoria Hathaway : Victoria B. Hathaway, Bob Lucidot Team of Keller Williams Integrity, Victoria@BobLucidoTeam.com 410-979-4284 I direct our firm’s seniors programming, I do not “sell” but work with the agents to ensure senior clients have everything they need for their downsize/sale/move. This topic is very dear to my heart and is one of the most important things I touch on in my presentations.  People have NO IDEA about these topics or the extreme value of the speciality of elder law v. “regular” attorneys. THRILLED about this presentation.

12:19:30     From  Monica Brunson : From Monica Brunson to All Panelists:  12:18 PM Pam Galef for single family style assisted living call me at 410-935-0232.

12:19:56     From  Monica Brunson : Thanks Steve!!!

12:20:39     From  Ruth Junkin : If you already have a trust how do you get to a Medicaid friendly trust?

12:21:17     From  Monica Brunson : This process is so complicated if you do not understand the terminology. I spend most of my time educating families on what pays for what.

12:21:45     From  Jennifer Carnegie   to   All panelists : Hi Jennifer Carnegie with Tribute Home Care (private duty). We provide care 1 to 24 hours and live in care covering most all of Maryland. Our care is all overseen by an RN who becomes the families one point of contact. 410-946-8400 jennifer.carnegie@tributehomecare.com

12:21:55     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Jennifer Carnegie to All Panelists:  12:21 PM

Hi Jennifer Carnegie with Tribute Home Care (private duty). We provide care 1 to 24 hours and live in care covering most all of Maryland. Our care is all overseen by an RN who becomes the families one point of contact. 410-946-8400 jennifer.carnegie@tributehomecare.com

12:21:56     From  Berit Killingstad   to   All panelists : Berit Killingstad, sales and marketing for Charter Woodholme Crossing AL in Pikesville.  Give me a call at 410.580.0892 or email me at marketing1@charterwoodholmecrossing.

12:22:06     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Berit Killingstad to All Panelists:  12:21 PM

Berit Killingstad, sales and marketing for Charter Woodholme Crossing AL in Pikesville.  Give me a call at 410.580.0892 or email me at marketing1@charterwoodholmecrossing.

12:23:39     From  Twanda Young   to   All panelists : I have a patient who wants someone to assist with budgeting and to be over her finances.  What resource do you all suggest for seniors in MD regarding finances.

12:24:18     From  Monica Brunson : correct! the nursing home business office doesn’t always help! I have had them have people spend down to nothing and then the person didn’t qualify to stay. I had to quickly find an ALF at a reduced rate for someone with lots of needs.

12:24:49     From  Ken Silverstein : Pamela—AlfredHouse has 9 boutique assisted living homes in Montgomery County.  Feel free to call me directly, anytime 240-535-0597.

12:24:51     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Twanda Young to All Panelists:  12:23 PM

I have a patient who wants someone to assist with budgeting and to be over her finances.  What resource do you all suggest for seniors in MD regarding finances.

12:27:32     From  Monica Brunson : Oscar Snow of Maryland Medicaid LLC is a great resource for getting medical assistance. 667-228-8455. Tell him Monica Brunson sent you!

12:27:36     From  Lindsey Vajpeyi : The evidence-based SHARE program provides families with a recent dementia diagnosis a straightforward and viable way to plan for future needs. https://www.insightmcc.org/programs/support/share-program.html

12:28:41     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Jan Brito to All Panelists:  12:02 PM

Jan Brito - Brito Associates of Compass. specializing in senior housing. 301-646-5774. Jan.brito@compass.com

12:29:37     From  Ellen Pincus : I would like to get both attorneys contact information

12:31:13     From  Evan Farr : Evan Farr, CELA

12:31:24     From  Monica Brunson   to   All panelists : What are typical fees to speak with you?

12:31:34     From  Cynthia Hajjar : Twanda Young, you may want to check AADMM.com for a daily money manager in the patient’s area.

12:31:39     From  Margi Helsel-Arnold   to   All panelists : As a Care Manager I am starting to find that Elderlawyers can assist with financial planning however, if Medicaid medical criteria is getting more challenging they are not approving people who we used to think would be accepted in Long-term care—this is new in Montg County MD—Margi Arnold, GCC

12:31:43     From  Evan Farr : Evan Farr, CELA

1-800-399-FARR | www.FarrLawFirm.com

12:31:56     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Margi Helsel-Arnold to All Panelists:  12:31 PM

As a Care Manager I am starting to find that Elderlawyers can assist with financial planning however, if Medicaid medical criteria is getting more challenging they are not approving people who we used to think would be accepted in Long-term care—this is new in Montg County MD—Margi Arnold, GCC

12:32:42     From  Robyn Hall   to   All panelists : Hello Robyn Hall Service Coordinator with Fairfax County Government servicing elderly clients under the umbrella of Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority FCRHA, Robyn.hall@fairfaxcounty.gov 703.246.5286

12:32:54     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Robyn Hall to All Panelists:  12:32 PM

Hello Robyn Hall Service Coordinator with Fairfax County Government servicing elderly clients under the umbrella of Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority FCRHA, Robyn.hall@fairfaxcounty.gov 703.246.5286

12:34:03     From  Elena Sallitto, Esq   to   All panelists : Elena Sallitto CELA 410-268-9246; Elena@Stavelylaw.com; StavelySallittoElderLaw.com

12:34:13     From  Monica Brunson   to   All panelists : Would love to meet with you virtually. I will reach out.

12:36:16     From  Pamela Galef : Sunday I will have a zoom meeting with my 2 sisters and 2 daughters to lay out pros and cons of saying home, assisted living and moving to my daughter’s home (in VA). It is all overwhelming.

12:36:34     From  Linda Chaletzky : Doctors used to have a bank of days they could draw on to help patients in the hospital stay a few more days if the family or social worker felt that would be helpful.  Does anyone know if that still exists?

12:37:15     From  Gloria Teasley, Certified LTC Ombudsman   to   All panelists : Great comment.  Long-Term Care Ombudsman in Maryland; largest advocacy cases include promoting residents rights re safe discharge.

12:37:37     From  Ken Silverstein : Pamela, it is overwhelming.  There is a wealth of knowledge right here in this group of professionals.  Don’t hesitate to reach out to any one of us.

12:37:44     From  Laura Nichols : The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is a national program that advocates about quality of life and quality of care for residents in nursing and assisted living facilities.

12:38:03     From  Kelly Halteh : Kelly Halteh

12:38:07     From  Kelly Halteh : Chesterbrook Residences

12:39:02     From  Terry Gross   to   All panelists : Pam Galef - Please call me at 703-256-0882 or 571-999-2004 (cell) or email me at terry.gross@hcr-manorcare.org and I can help you. I'm Terry Gross with Arden Courts, an assisted living community that specializes in the care of people with Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias. I am located in Annandale, VA but we have other locations in VA and MD that I can refer you to if our location is not convenient for you.


12:39:03     From  Kelly Halteh : These are both Great lawyers and supporters of our seniors and families

12:39:05     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Gloria Teasley, Certified LTC Ombudsman to All Panelists:  12:37 PM

Great comment.  Long-Term Care Ombudsman in Maryland; largest advocacy cases include promoting residents rights re safe discharge.

12:39:19     From  Robyn Hall   to   All panelists : Are either of you work with wills on wheels?  The clients I serve are low income

12:40:10     From  Adele Branthover   to   All panelists : Would like Elena’s contact information as well.

12:40:24     From  Dawn Wilson : I am a Realtor in VA/MD/DC who helps seniors transition from their homes when those homes no longer work for them.  I provide my clients resources to help them with the transition to the correct new home  for them depending on their care needs and for legal and other care help they may need.   Dawn Wilson, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, dwilson@ttrsir.com, 703-217-4959

12:40:41     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : Elena Sallitto, CELA

Stavely & Sallitto Elder Law, LLC

124 South Street

Annapolis, Maryland 21401

410-268-9246

elena@stavelylaw.com

Certified Elder Law Attorney, National Elder Law Foundation

12:41:14     From  Terry Gross : Pam Galef - Please call me at 703-256-0882 or 571-999-2004 (cell) or email me at terry.gross@hcr-manorcare.org and I can help you. I'm Terry Gross with Arden Courts, an assisted living community that specializes in the care of people with Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias. I am located in Annandale, VA but we have other locations in VA and MD that I can refer you to if our location is not convenient for you.


12:41:30     From  John : Have you considered a reverse mortgage to age in place and live more financially comfortable during retirement?  Please contact me to discuss your situation. Thank you. John Jerome 703.507.1035. jjerome@reversefunding.com

12:41:57     From  Monica Brunson : Pamela, yes. there is an amazing level of great minds on this call. I would love to be of assistance to you and your family on Sunday if my schedule allows. 410-935-0232

12:43:37     From  Monica Brunson : This is great info and great group!! I miss seeing folks in person!

12:44:58     From  Gary Hughes   to   All panelists : Please feel free to give me a call as I may be able to point you to resources depending upon your choice of moving in with a daughter or selecting an assisted living.  I am a Realtor and former ED of an assisted living.  My graduate degree is in Management of Aging Services.  Gary Hughes 703-939-0668.

12:45:58     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Gary Hughes to All Panelists:  12:44 PM

Please feel free to give me a call as I may be able to point you to resources depending upon your choice of moving in with a daughter or selecting an assisted living.  I am a Realtor and former ED of an assisted living.  My graduate degree is in Management of Aging Services.  Gary Hughes 703-939-0668.

12:49:55     From  steve jefferys : I was with my dad for five days at a hospital ICU in Florida. I went home to MD and my brother was coming from PA to take my place overseeing his care. There was one day that no brother was there at the hospital and that’s the day the hospital sent him to a nursing facility, instead of a step-down unit which he should have gone to. He was at the nursing home with limited oversight from staff for the first four hours. He died a few days later.

12:54:03     From  Isabelle Melese-d'Hospital   to   All panelists : I feel you, Steve, that almost happened to my dad back in 2013 where he was slipping through the cracks even with a constant stream of family checking on him.  It’s why people need patient advocates like myself and my colleagues, so that we can help out when the family can’t be there.  My condolences.  Isabelle Melese-d’Hospital, Ph.D.  Tournesol Services, LLC www.tournesolservices.com

12:56:01     From  Victoria Hathaway : YES to pushing back on the docs and hospitals! My dad was not in relationship with a PCP, was spiraling down into dementia, and his sentinel event was behind the wheel, first responders took him to the nearest ER.  They treated him like a GOMER (Get Out of My Emergency Room) and called me to come pick him up.  I pushed back HARD and demanded they admit him, diagnose, etc. TEN DAYS later he was discharged direct to memory care, ALZ diagnosis, full work up, great care and discharge support.  Had he left the ER that day we’d have had zero leverage to get him diagnosed and cared for.  Families are lambs to the slaughter in this regard.  Thanks for this coaching, push back!

12:57:38     From  Christine Dolan : FANTASTIC panel and information - thank you!!!

12:58:25     From  Linda Chaletzky : I was thinking of the “early discharge” when a patient is sent home prior to the number  of required nights in the hospital for rehab or other medical placement to be covered by insurance. Sometimes if you know that there is a bank of days doctors can draw on it gives you more leverage in your NO

13:00:34     From  Cynthia Hajjar : Great topic and presenters! Thank you!

13:02:08     From  Margi Helsel-Arnold   to   All panelists : Linda-Hi—right now they have still waived the three night requirement for Medicare skilled nursing home care-SW’s in the hospital still get the push to discharge someone if the doctor writes the order—sometimes family can talk with doctor to ask for extra tests but usually  my experience they will discharge and not want the person to remain in the hospital for many days unless there is justification—Margi

13:02:41     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Margi Helsel-Arnold to All Panelists:  01:02 PM

Linda-Hi—right now they have still waived the three night requirement for Medicare skilled nursing home care-SW’s in the hospital still get the push to discharge someone if the doctor writes the order—sometimes family can talk with doctor to ask for extra tests but usually  my experience they will discharge and not want the person to remain in the hospital for many days unless there is justification—Margi

13:04:55     From  Linda Chaletzky : Hi Margi-Thank you for your response. I have clients who often find themselves in the hospital and although I don’t get involved in the decision making, I do like to understand what current policy is. So thank you.

13:05:41     From  Pamela Galef : Thank you all for this program. You have given me valuable suggestions and possibilities.

13:05:59     From  Isabelle Melese-d'Hospital : I feel you, Steve, that almost happened to my dad back in 2013 where he was slipping through the cracks even with a constant stream of family checking on him.  It’s why people need patient advocates like myself and my colleagues, so that we can help out when the family can’t be there.  My condolences.  Isabelle Melese-d’Hospital, Ph.D.  Tournesol Services, LLC www.tournesolservices.com

13:06:12     From  Isabelle Melese-d'Hospital : THANK YOU TO THE PANELISTS & STEVE!

13:06:22     From  Marcia Ehrhart   to   All panelists : Thank you all for such an informative meetig

13:06:25     From  Carol Fetitta : Thank you.  Great information.

13:06:27     From  Adele Branthover   to   All panelists : Thank you all for your much needed expertise today~this has been so informational!

13:06:28     From  Sara Timm   to   All panelists : Thank you both for the time! This was great!

13:06:35     From  Gail Crockett   to   All panelists : Thanks this was excellent

13:06:44     From  Bobbie Buday   to   All panelists : Thank you for such an informative session.  Thank you for your time and energy and hope our paths cross soon.

13:06:44     From  Daphne Desouza : Thank you so much, great information. Need contact information.

13:06:45     From  Carol Kliever   to   All panelists : Thank you!

13:06:45     From  Twanda Young   to   All panelists : I enjoy the webinars!

13:06:49     From  Linda Chaletzky : Excellent information.  Thank you.

13:06:51     From  Patricia Dubroof : WOW great info!!! Thanks Steve.

13:06:53     From  Sally Swank : Many, May thanks!

13:06:55     From  Laura Quigley : Thank you for another great panel!

13:06:57     From  ABIOLA BAJERE : Awesome Steve, Attorneys Sallito and Evan Farr.  Good information.  Thank you all.  

13:07:04     From  Monica Brunson   to   All panelists : Thank you! -Monica

13:07:04     From  Mary Greene   to   All panelists : great,,

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