Tips for Senior Transitions, with Pam Santoro and Sarah Watchko, Senior Resource Alliance of North Atlanta (North Fulton Business Radio, Episode 327)
Pam Santoro and Sarah Watchko bring real estate and legal expertise, respectively, to their work with transitioning seniors. They joined host John Ray to discuss implications of seniors remaining in their home as they age, availability of Medicaid and VA benefits to pay for long-term care, the prohibitive cost of not having appropriate legal documents in place, and much more. “North Fulton Business Radio” is produced virtually from the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX® in Alpharetta.
Pam Santoro, Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway
Specializing in luxury real estate, relocation, resale, and new construction, Pam Santoro has experience in both the selling and buying sides of a real estate transaction. Living in the North Atlanta area for over 25 years, Pam knows the communities and neighborhoods.
With 15 years in the Atlanta Real Estate market, she is both an expert and a professional. Her computer science/business background combined with being a seasoned negotiator enables her to get the best deals for her clients.
Call 678-656-6627 today to find your perfect home or to market and sell your existing residence.
Sarah Watchko, Partner, Hill & Watchko, LLC
Sarah Watchko is a Certified Elder Law Attorney with Hill & Watchko, LLC in Alpharetta, Georgia. Hill & Watchko is a premier boutique wills, trusts, estates, elder law, special needs, and fiduciary litigation firm providing personalized, efficient, and reasonably priced services of the quality found in the typical large, downtown law firms. An Atlanta native, Sarah earned her law degree from the Wake Forest University School of Law in 2008. Sarah’s practice areas include traditional estate planning; long-term care planning, including Medicaid benefits for nursing home care and Department of Veterans Affairs pension benefits; special needs trust planning; and trust and estate administration. She is one of only eleven Certified Elder Law Attorneys (“CELAs”) in the state of Georgia.
While she serves clients of all agents in her planning practice, one of Sarah’s primary areas of focus is helping seniors and their families navigate the complex maze of long-term care and incapacity planning. She is also devoted to planning for individuals with special needs. Sarah is devoted not only to practicing with the highest level of technical expertise but also to establishing strong and meaningful relationships with her clients. Sarah lives in Roswell with her husband, Jeff, and their two young children.
Questions and Topics in this Interview:
- How to plan for long-term care as you age
- Issues with remaining in the home and how to help aging loved ones
- Issues with selling the home and how to help aging loved ones
- Availability of Medicaid to help pay for long-term care
- Availability of VA Benefits to help pay for long-term care
- The importance of having the right Estate Planning Documents in place
North Fulton Business Radio” is hosted by John Ray and produced virtually from the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX® in Alpharetta. You can find the full archive of shows by following this link. The show is available on all the major podcast apps, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, Amazon, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, TuneIn, and others.
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