June is National Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, a time to show support for the millions of people struggling with this debilitating disease—and, a good time to think about planning for the possibility of needing long-term care.

 

Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia that leads to memory, thinking, and behavioral problems. It is the most common form of dementia, accounting for between 60 and 80 percent of all cases.

 

While there is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, numerous research studies and clinical trials are exploring ways to diagnose, treat, and manage it. Some medications have been shown to lessen or delay the cognitive symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Various strategies have also been developed to improve the quality of life and comfort of people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Hopefully, science will soon discover more effective treatments, and ultimately, a cure.

 

At the Russo Law Group, P.C., we offer planning and counseling services for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families. For example, we host a monthly Caregiver’s Support Group. You can learn more about it by visiting https://www.vjrussolaw.com/resources/caregivers-support-group-alzheimers-and-dementia/. You can also learn more about the benefits of attending our support group at https://www.vjrussolaw.com/what-are-the-benefits-of-an-alzheimers-dementia-support-group/

 

While medical science cannot prevent Alzheimer’s disease, estate planning allows you to plan for the possibility of being incapacitated by it. Through proper planning, you can protect your life savings against the high cost of long-term care. You can also use advance directives to help ensure you receive the level and type of care you want. Finally, you can control who receives your assets after you pass away, as well as when and how your heirs will receive them.

 

We are committed to helping everyone in our community who struggles with the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease or wants to prepare for the possibility of developing it. We invite you to contact us to discuss your particular needs and goals at your earliest convenience.

 

The State of the Union address: An annual message delivered to Congress by the president of the United States, in which he describes the condition of the country, outlines the nation’s most serious problems, and proposes his annual program of legislation.

Each January, Russo Law Group adopts this practice to help us look back on the past year but also to help us have a better focus on the New Year. The theme of this year’s event was Looking OUT; Looking IN.

Friday, January 11th, our staff gathered together for a half day event, which we called the State of the Union. During this event, we discussed, as a group, reflective questions to better understand each person’s view on the past and future success of Russo Law Group.

We welcomed New Staff; Julie, Brianna, Lynsey, Kashenna

We shared the progress of the Islandia Renovation. After twenty years, this office is finally getting a face-lift both inside and outside!

We also used this time to celebrate staff achievements.

Each year we award a Staff Person of the Year which is giving to a trailblazer who has excelled in the areas of leadership, development and participation and who is dedicated, not only to the firm, but to making an impact on the community and our clients.

We are proud to announce this year’s winner: Kirrelle Freeman!!!

We also celebrated 2 staff members who have been with us for over 10 years!


Congratulations to Deanna Eble and Melanie Castillo!!!

Deanna Eble started with RLG back in December of 2008 as an Associate and became Partner in 2016.

She focuses in the areas of practice of: Elder Law, Estate Planning, Medicaid Planning, Special Needs Planning, Estate and Trust Administration, Real Estate & Social Security Disability.

Deanna is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Nassau County Bar Association, and ElderCounsel.

Melanie Castillo joined us as October of 2008 as a receptionist and worked her way to become an Executive Assistant. During the event, Vincent J. Russo, Managing Partner, made the announcement that Melanie has been promoted to Office Administrator. She is looking forward to her new position and responsibilities.

Our staff contributes and write the articles you read in our blog.

We have 2 blogs a week, Monday we discuss legal topics whereas on Fridays we are more laid back and discuss Office Happenings and upcoming events. We announced our most read blogs of 2018 which are as follows:

When Does a Guardianship End? Written by: Eric J. Einhart

How Do I Transfer Guardianship From One State to Another? Written by: Eric J. Einhart

The Peace of Mind Program Written by: Christella Francois

What are the Benefits of a Alzheimer’s/ Dementia Support Group? Written by: Janet Corsetti

Earth Day 2018 Written by: Julie Allegretti

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