Scott Bassett of Elite Elder Care
Here at Elite Elder Care I offer many products and services to enhance your lifestyle and increase your mobility. I am dedicated to giving you the highest quality products and services at the lowest possible prices. I strive to make your home more accessible to you and your loved ones. Please feel free to contact me to set up your in home evaluation and free written estimate. I sell, service and install all makes of stair climbers, wheelchair lifts, Ramp systems, Grab-rails/Handrails, Handicap 1/2 or full Bathrooms or Wet rooms as well as Life alert Systems. I am LICENSED / INSURED / CERTIFIED on all equipment I utilize and I will beat anybody’s written estimate by 10% , Thanks for your time.
Rick is the Director of Business Development with over thirty years experience in the financial services industry. After retiring from JP Morgan Chase, he has dedicated his efforts to work exclusively in the reverse mortgage field. His background in the mortgage marketplace has been invaluable in working with financial and legal professionals to explain the nuances involved in the reverse mortgage financial product. He has worked with seniors and their families to help them through the financial and emotional issues that are becoming more and more complex as people live longer. A BSBA graduate of Norwich University and former US Army Captain, Rick is married with 3 children and 7 grandchildren.
Anthony Capogna has served families of Long Island and the Five Boroughs in all aspects of funeral care, specializing in Advance Funeral Planning for Estate Planning/Medicaid purposes. Anthony Capogna has represented many Elder/Health Professionals and Facilities for their clients with compassionate care in the comfort of their offices or clients homes. Anthony has done many presentations at churches, temples, senior groups, and community organizations on the importance of estate and funeral planning. Anthony Capogna serves All Faiths with services available in All Communities.
Kevin is a Senior Loan Officer for Advanced Funding Solutions. He has been involved in the financial services industry for the past 20 years and energetically works with senior organizations, homeowners and their trusted advisors to promote the benefits of the various reverse mortgage programs available today. He currently lectures; to community, professional and institutional groups. Kevin has a BA from The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg Virginia and a MBA from The Lubin School of Business. He is married with 3 young children, lives in Babylon and is active in many civic organizations.
Ed is the President of Advanced Funding Solutions Inc. and the chairman of the Long Island chapter of the National Aging in Place Council. He has been involved in the financial services industry for over 20 years having started as a loan officer for Chase Bank. He has owned his own accounting and tax practice long before getting involved in the mortgage industry and is also a licensed Enrolled Agent by the IRS. He energetically works with senior organizations, as well as senior homeowners and their trusted advisors to promote the benefits of the various reverse mortgage programs available today. Ed is an experienced speaker and is dedicated to educating people and their families on the complex financial issues they may be facing, as well as their available options. A former member of the Advisory Board of Chicago Title Insurance Company, he currently lectures to community, professional and institutional groups. Ed earned his Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the NY Institute of Technology in Old Westbury and is also a retired Nassau County Police Detective. He is married with one daughter and lives in Babylon Village, NY.
Maureen Rothschild DiTata
A member of a law firm whose business is devoted to Estate and Asset Preservation Planning, Estate Administration and Elder Law, including:
- Preparation of Wills, Living Wills and Powers of Attorney
- Asset Preservation and Planning to Minimize Estate Tax Liability
- Planning for Special Needs
- Creation and Implementation of Trusts
- Medicaid Eligibility Planning / Preparation of Medicaid Applications
- Guardianship, Probate and Administration of Estates
Admitted to practice in 1979, Maureen Rothschild DiTata earned her bachelor’s degree magna cum laude
from the State University of New York at Buffalo (1974) and graduated Phi Beta Kappa
. She received her law degree from St. John’s University School of Law (1978). She is licensed to practice law before all New York State Courts and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and over the years has secured various pro hac vice
admissions to practice in other states. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association and serves on its Trusts & Estates and Elder Law Committees, and serves on related committees of the Nassau and Suffolk County Bar Associations. She also belongs to the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the American Business Women’s Association, the North Shore Business Professional Women’s Association, Mineola/Garden City Rotary and the Garden City Assembly. She has been honored by the Yashar Chapter of Hadassah as the 2010 Woman of the Year and serves on the Heart Advisory Council of the American Heart Association and on the Community Advisory Board of The Amsterdam at Harborside, a life care community in Port Washington. She is a frequent lecturer on issues concerning estate planning, asset preservation and elder law.
Wendy K. Goidel, Esq.
Wendy K. Goidel, Esq. graduated from Syracuse University (S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications) and Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Wendy concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning, Medicaid planning and qualification and asset protection. She is also experienced in the areas of probate and estate administration and guardianships and has litigated estate and guardianship matters before the Surrogate's Courts and Supreme Courts of the State of New York. Wendy is admitted to practice before the Courts in New York and Connecticut and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. She is also an accredited attorney for the preparation, presentation and prosecution of claims for veterans’ benefits before the Department of Veterans Affairs. She has participated as a lecturer for continuing legal education programs and is a graduate of the Medicaid Practice Program. Wendy was admitted to membership in the National Association of Professional Women and is a member of Wealth Counsel, Elder Counsel, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the National Care Planning Council, Elder Care Alliance and the Senior Umbrella Network (Nassau and Suffolk Counties). She is also a member of the Surrogate's Court Committee and Elder Law Section of the Suffolk County Bar Association, the Nassau County Bar Association and the Trusts and Estates, Elder Law and Tax sections of the New York State Bar Association.
In addition, Wendy is proud to serve on the Board of Directors of the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Suffolk County, NY, Inc.
Melissa Goldstein CTRS, CDP
Melissa is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) through the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification. She has a BS in Therapeutic Recreation from St. Joseph’s College and over a decade of clinical experience in the field of TR. She also is a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) and approved instructor through the National Council for Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP). After working in various settings and then becoming a caregiver for her father, Melissa saw the need for recreation therapy in the home and created her company Golden Touch Healthcare. "It is a vital service offered in hospitals, day programs, and nursing homes. Why not make this valuable service available to people while they are still living in their homes and want to improve or maintain their quality of life."
We offer therapeutic recreation and intervention to older adults with Alzheimer’s/Dementia (at all stages), chronic illness and disability to improve and maintain the quality of life of the individual. "With over a decade of clinical experience and as a caregiver for my father for the past four years, I have witnessed first hand the benefits of one to one therapeutic recreation for the dementia client and their family". The client is given an individual assessment and care plan (useful for all who give care to the client), activity based interventions for troublesome behaviors and "tried and true" activities for all stages of dementia that focus on the person’s strengths and talents. We also offer therapeutic exercise for pain management, adaptive Yoga, Tai Chi and Zumba, relaxation, leisure education, nutrition, fitness and wellness programs. In addition, we provide stress management and wellness for the caregiver, as well as education, helpful tips and vital resources. Education is also provided for the client’s nurse’s aide, companion, etc. so they feel more empowered.
Golden Touch Healthcare also provides ongoing education to caregivers through seminars and workshops, as well as in-service training to home care agencies and other facilities.
After being in the real estate business for over twenty five years and dealing with many seniors, I realized that there was a need not being addressed. There was insufficient assistance for these seniors when they needed to move or downsize. Anyone planning to move knows what an overwhelming job it is. It doesn't matter if you are just going around the corner, across country, or just into a smaller space. The feeling is both emotionally and physically exhausting.
I became a member of the National Association of Senior Move Managers in order to help and became professionally trained to assist with every aspect of moving and downsizing.
I am a certified relocation & transition specialist (CRTS). My company, Memories On The Move Inc., was created to help individuals and families. We can create new floor plans, sort everything in the home, pack, dispose of unwanted belongings through tag sales, dealers, charities, or give to needy families. We can hire clean out crews and cleaning services to complete the transition. We are licensed, bonded and insured.
If you are moving locally, we can also set up the new place so it looks like it has always been your home.
Diane is also a NYS licensed real estate agent, and can sell the home as well.
"Seeing families go through the process of finding the right care for their loved ones can be heartbreaking, and intimidating. As an Eldercare Advisor with a A Place for Mom I have the opportunity to use my financial and customer service experience in providing assistance to people during this stressful time. I take great pride in finding the best care options for the families that I have the privilege of working with."
Pat worked in the financial industry for many years both as a manager and working closely with seniors helping them accomplish loans through reverse mortgages. She understands the diverse needs of seniors and is well informed to guide families through the process of finding the perfect community to fit their lifestyle and needs.
Jackie is the Coordinator for the Long Island Chapter of NAIPC. After 27 years with the former Long Island Lighting Company as a District Manager, Jackie retired and became the Executive Director of the North Amityville Taxpayers Association (NATA) advocating for the community and bringing programs to adults, teens and children. Jackie worked extensively in collaboration and support, of The Dominican Village in Amityville NY a non-sectarian, not-for-profit, independent and assisted living retirement community, with respite care. Through NATA's subsidiary NAHRA, Jackie built affordable housing for the Town of Babylon. After leaving NATA, Jackie was invited to join Generation Mortgage Company as Administrative Assistant to their Reverse Mortgage Professionals across the United States and Hawaii. In her hometown of Westbury, Jackie created and is Executive Director of the Westbury Neighborhood Watch a 501c3 non-profit organization serving the Westbury community and its surrounding areas. A BSBA graduate from the University of Phoenix, Jackie is the mother of one daughter.