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Apr 12, 2019

For the baby boomers, there are many concerns from being a caregiver for their parents to planning for their own retirement. How do seniors access quality long-term care and how can they afford it? How can the Medicaid program help? What planning should be done in advance of a crisis to avoid or minimize the loss of assets and more importantly, the loss of dignity?

In this episode of Hilary Topper On Air, Hilary interviews Vincent J. Russo, Managing Shareholder of Russo Law Group, P.C., Long Island’s signature elder law, special needs and estate planning law firm.

Vincent's Background

Vincent is a Founding Member, Fellow and Fifth President of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and is a Founding Member and First President of the New York Chapter of NAELA. Additionally, he is the only NAELA member to receive the prestigious President’s Award twice and is also a member of the invitation only, NAELA Council of Advanced Practitioners (CAP).

He is a Trustee and was the Founding Chair of the NAELA Foundation. Vincent is a certified elder law attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. He is a Founding Member and Past Chair of the Elder Law Section and Co-Chair of the Special Needs Section of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA).

Vincent is a Co-Founder of the Academy of Special Needs Planners and Past Board Member and President of the Guardianship Corporation of Cerebral Palsy of Nassau County. He is also Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of ElderCounsel, LLC.

Vincent is a Co-Founder of the Theresa Alessandra Russo Foundation and the Theresa Academy of Performing Arts for Children with Special Needs, which were established in memory of his daughter, Theresa. He also created and co-hosts Family Comes First, a television on cable TV, which has won Three Telly Awards.

He is admitted to the New York, Massachusetts and Florida State bars and is the co-author of New York Elder Law and Special Needs Practice (Thomson Reuters).

Vincent is a nationally recognized speaker and noted authority on Elder Law, Special Needs and Estate Planning. His distinction in Elder Law, Special Needs and Estate Planning has made him one of the most prominent attorneys in his field.

About Interview

Vincent will discuss how to take care of a parent at home and afford the care the parent needs. Learn how to avoid losing your life savings in a nursing home. Vincent will also talk about how to plan for retirement and protect your retirement funds for your next generation. Also hear about Vincent's television show, Family Comes First, on the Catholic Faith Network and the Theresa Alessandra Russo Foundation, a nonprofit serving children with special needs.

About Russo Law Group, P.C.

Russo Law Group, P.C. is comprised of a team of elder law attorneys, estate planning attorneys, and special needs (disability) attorneys have represented the elderly and persons with special needs/disabilities and their families since 1985. In most professional occupations there is no replacement for knowledge and experience. At Russo Law Group, P.C., their caring and compassionate staff has been involved in literally thousands of cases. The firm’s experience is your protection. To contact Vincent or learn more about Russo Law Group visit