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Guardianship Abuse: Jack Halpern Provides Insight

Posted on Oct 11, 2016

When money is at stake and there is entrenched family conflict, things can turn ugly when family have differing opinions on elder care. Jack Halpern provides his thoughts on recent court rulings regarding guardianship.
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My Elder Advocate To Open Franchise Location In Nassau County, New York

Posted on May 10, 2016

My Elder Advocate has announced that they have signed their second Franchise Agreement and will open a My Elder Advocate Franchise in Nassau County. The newest franchisee, Bella Kirschner, has years of experience in the senior care market. “We are blessed to have Bella join us in our quest to continue to advocate for elders and their rights.” Said Claudine Halpern, Chief Operating Officer of My Elder Advocate. “Bella’s experience will allow her to hit the ground running.”
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My Elder Advocate Welcome First Franchisee

Posted on May 10, 2016

The Franchise Sales department is happy to announce that they have signed the first Franchise Agreement with Mark Brownstein of Westchester County, New York. “We are so happy to have Mark join our franchise system.” Said Jack Halpern, President and CEO of My Elder Advocate. “Mark bring a tremendous skill set that will further our mission to help families navigate the complex and sometimes dangerous elder care system.”
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Boomer Retirees Aging at Home Must Be on Guard Against Scammers

Posted on Sept 1, 2015

Jack Halpern, CEO, My Elder Advocate quoted in this article.
NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Retirees often downsize or move to warmer states like Florida, New Mexico or Arizona. But many Boomers have an age-in-place agenda: They don’t plan to leave their current homes until they are well into retirement — and may never relocate at all — according to a new survey from HomeServe USA, which provides home repair service.
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My Elder Advocate featured on ABC Viewpoint

Posted on Aug 10, 2015

NEW YORK — Want to know more about interesting programs in your community and your State? Every Sunday morning over 36,000 households tune in to watch “New York Viewpoint”, “New Jersey Viewpoint” and “Long Island Viewpoint”. The programs highlight the community and cultural efforts that enrich the quality of life in our neighborhoods.
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10 Tips for Managing Long-Term Care for Elderly Parents

Posted on Aug 4, 2015

We all dread the day when we may be faced with making important life decisions on behalf of our aging parents. It’s never an easy road deciding how to best care for the people who used to care for us, and there are plenty of variables that should be considered to ensure that were providing the most comfortable, professional, and healthy environment so they can live out their final years in relative peace.
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Elder Care Franchise Eyes Philadelphia Expansion to Solve Care Problems of City’s Older Population

Posted on Jun 9, 2015

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A national elder care franchise is looking to make life better for the nearly 260,000 Philadelphia residents aged 60 plus. My Elder Advocate, a franchise that guides families and their aging loved ones through the complex health care system, fights for their rights and solves care-related crises, is now beginning to select local franchisees to open offices in the City of Brotherly Love.
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Lawmakers take ‘first step” to curb abuse by professional guardians

Posted on May 4, 2015

TALLAHASSEE — Kathleen Zagaros’ tale about professional guardianship is like many others. She wanted to protect her aging mother from a predatory neighbor only to find herself fighting the court-appointed guardian who was set on draining the estate. “When the guardian came on, my mother had more than a $1 million. Three years later, she has virtually nothing,” said the Tampa woman, who eventually got the guardian replaced.
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Post investigates: How professional guardian got marriage annulled

Posted on Apr 15, 2015

Glenda Martinez-Smith found the love of her life as a senior citizen. Martinez-Smith, 68, said she felt like she hit the lottery when she met retired Army Col. J. Alan Smith of Boynton Beach through a senior dating website. “It was like a fairy tale,” she recalls.
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FranchiseChatter features My Elder Advocate Franchises

Posted on Apr 21, 2015

In this exclusive Q&A, we learn about My Elder Advocate from its founder and CEO Jack Halpern. Franchise Chatter (FC): Please explain to us what My Elder Advocate does. Jack Halpern (JH): My Elder Advocate serves the rapidly growing elder population and fills a critical gap in the elder care industry. Instead of providing a single service like many senior care franchises, such as in-home care, My Elder Advocate is the only company that offers overarching elder care support.
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Here’s How The Great $41 Trillion Generational Wealth Transfer Is Intercepted By Probate Pirates

Posted on Apr 23, 2015

NEW YORK (MainStreet) — It used to be that Theresa Lyons bartered with the elderly relatives in her family. “My aging mother and her sister were helping me pay the rent, gas and electricity bills and I would take them out to eat and drive them around to where they needed to go,” said the single mother of three children.” That was until 2011 when Blanca Tozzo, Lyons’s aunt, passed away and her mother, Carmen Hernandez Tozzo, was placed in a retirement home in Florida once the Department of Children and Families (DCF) stepped in.
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My Elder Advocate Launches Franchising Program to Meet Challenges of Elder Boom

Posted on Mar 26, 2015

Featured in Franchising today magazine — The United Sates is entering an elder boom with the number of Americans aged 65 years and up expected to double in the next 25 years. To meet the unprecedented care demands of aging Americans, My Elder Advocate has launched a national franchise program.
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G-Man Interviews Jack Halpern on Home Health Aids from Hell

Posted on Mar 26, 2015

Breaking news, exclusive interviews, feature stories and uncensored commentary. Gary Glennell Toms – Creator & Managing Editor, “The G-Man Interviews” & “From The G-Man” Former associate editor of “The Wave of Long Island”. Recipient of 10 journalism/community service awards.
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Small Biz Trends Spotlights My Elder Advocate

Posted on Mar 18, 2015

When Jack Halpern started working in a nursing home at age 24, he quickly formed friendships with many of the residents. And although the nursing home where he worked was great by industry standards, many of the residents weren’t cared for in the way they really wanted. It was then that he realized that his calling was to improve the lives of elderly people. And My Elder Advocate was formed.
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Advocating for Elderly: an Interview with Claudine Halpern

Posted on Mar 4, 2015

Mom has been in the hospital for a few days. The doctor has advised that we place her in a nursing home. How do I find a place that will take good care of her? Dad’s nursing home wants to kick him out. I feel like the facility is being unfair, but I don’t know how to intervene .Mom keeps the oven on too long. She does her own cooking even though she shouldn’t, and I don’t know what to do?
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My Elder Advocate Launches Franchising Program to Fill Elder Care Gap

Posted on Jan 13, 2015

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Imagine a company that guides aging loved ones through the complex health care system, fights for their rights and takes swift action to solve care-related issues. This is now a reality with the launch of national franchise My Elder Advocate™, an overarching elder care services company, which is expanding to meet the unprecedented health care demands of aging Americans.
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