Critical Issues Facing Senior Clients

(551 Ratings)

Produced on: March 27, 2017

Course Format On Demand Audio

Taught by


Course Description

Time 61 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, nearly 70% of people turning age 65 will need long-term care at some point in their lives. While realistically there is no way of predicting who will need to enter a nursing home or need in-home care, the reality is that many will. The fact that less than one third of Americans aged 50+ have begun planning for long-term care in any fashion is cause for concern.

Educating seniors and their families on the need for advanced planning is extremely important. There are a number of planning options available to shelter a client’s assets from the cost of care (e.g., gifting of assets, utilizing an irrevocable trust, and/or purchasing long term care insurance), yet many in or approaching their elder years remain in the dark. Implementing these options prior to needing care is imperative.  

This course, presented by Anthony J. Enea, certified elder law attorney and managing member of Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP, offers an in-depth look at critical issues facing senior clients, including the cost of long-term care, Medicaid eligibility, and estate and gift taxes as well as advanced planning options and effective strategies for plan implementation.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Understand Medicaid eligibility criteria
  2. Identify the most common components of asset protection planning
  3. Assess potential estate and gift tax issues
  4. Recognize effective strategies for protecting a client’s assets


Anthony Enea

Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP

Mr. Anthony J. Enea has spent the past three decades protecting the rights of New York’s senior and disabled populations. He is a past chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Elder Law Section and president of the Westchester County Bar Foundation. Named Westchester County’s Leading Elder Care Attorney at the 2013 Above the Bar Awards, Mr. Enea’s practice areas include elder law; Medicaid asset protection trusts; Medicaid applications (home care and nursing home); special needs planning; guardianships (Article 81 and 17-A); and wills, trusts and estates.

Mr. Enea has chaired/lectured several hundred continuing legal education programs and speaks regularly at public and private organizations across the region. Currently a guest contributor for’s Assisted Living Section, he is also the former Editor-in-Chief of the “Elder Law Attorney” of the New York State Bar Association’s Elder Law Section and has contributed extensively to publications for the Westchester County and the New York State Bar Associations.

Mr. Enea is president of the Westchester County Bar Foundation and a fellow of the New York State Bar Foundation. He served as a past president of the Westchester County Bar Association and the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Mr. Enea is a member of the Council of Advanced Practitioners of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and is on the Guardianship Advisory Committee of the Office of Court Administration for the State of New York.

Mr. Enea has been recognized with numerous peer-review designations including Westchester County’s Top 25 “Super Lawyers,” “Best Lawyer” (Best Lawyers in America, 2011-2015, and is an “AV” Rated Preeminent Attorney (Martindale-Hubbell, since 2002). He was named Best Lawyers’ 2017 Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year” in White Plains and is a recipient of the Golden Harvest Corporate Award from the Westchester Public/Private Partnership for Aging Services for outstanding and lasting contributions to Westchester seniors. In 2016, Mr. Enea received the Honorable Richard J. Daronco Distinguished Service Award from the Columbian Lawyers Association of Westchester County and the Dr. Joseph A. Cimino Community Service Award from the Dominican Sisters Family Health Service. He is a member of the Somers’ Board of Ethics, the Westchester Public/Private Partnership for Aging Services, and the Business Development Board of the Hudson Valley Bank.

Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP is located at 245 Main Street in White Plains, N.Y. with additional offices in Somers, N.Y. Mr. Enea can be reached at 914-948-1500 or


David L S.

Exceptionally good pesentation

Scott K.

I enjoyed this program. It helped my understand the issues that can occur when doing medicare planing

David H.

Really excellent, well-done presentation.

Daniel W.

Superb !

Andrew A.

Very good presentation

Robert F.

Very good

Ann K.

Helpful presentation

Ronna H.

Mr. Enea has presented this "dry" and complex subject in a mostly well-organized and understandable manner -- not an easy task! Thank you.

Valerie H.

Engaging and knowledgeable speaker.

Julie C.

Very informative!

T. J. D.

Excellent presenter

Henry G.

Excellent informative course.

john k.

very good introductory presentation

Theresa H.

Very informative presentation.

Joyce L.

This was the best course I have taken on Lawline thus far. Excellent lecture.

Kimberly G.

Best CLE course I have ever taken.

Christine S.

Excellent Instructor!


Excellent. Very informative.

Linus W.

informative, no nonsense, succinct course by an instructor who knows his stuff

Ruth R.

The presenter was very knowledgeable and well-organized. The program was both cogent and an eye-opener for baby boomers approaching the golden years. I will be looking for good long term care insurance

Gregory N.

very informative

Kathleen P.

Speaker was knowledgeable and well prepared. He also ended on time.

Landy R.

Excellent--very practical and useful.

Rob J.

Content was fine but focus was on New York law.

David L.

It would be nice if you could add a course more specific to New Jersey

malcolm m.

very good

Sheila D.

Very thorough and clear. Thanks.

Patty L.

excellent speaker

Susan C.

Excellent presentation!

Ira L F.

Very well presented.

Elizabeth G.

This presentation was excellent, thorough and answered some lingering questions that I had as a practicing T&E attorney.

Samuel P.

Outstanding presentation.

Ginny D.

Substantive materials were excellent and presentation was concise and easy to understand.

Jane D.


Aubrey R.

Excellent presentation.

Sharron N.

this guy was great.

Kristin T.

I would recommend for all seniors!

Sandra S.

Very good explanations - lots of great info!

Cheryl C.

Excellent presentation.

Hank W.

Any attorney with elderly parents should attend this CLE.

Laura H.

Excellent speaker!

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