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October 3, 2011

Partners in Care, the private home health care agency in New York metropolitan area, is launching a series of free online seminars on "Navigating Elder Care" for caregivers of the infirmed and/or elderly. The first of the four-part series will focus on the topic "Is Home Care the Right Choice?" and take place on October 5, 2011 at 1:00 PM EDT. The seminar will introduce caregivers to the available care options, review key considerations and explain how to evaluate the appropriate services for loved ones. Partners in Care experts will discuss methods of measuring a loved one's medical and mental condition and ability to perform daily self-care tasks to assure that the right form of home care is found. The event will be moderated by Mary Alice Williams, Broadcaster and Health Educator and feature Partners In Care speakers Lainie Messina, VP of Private Care Services, Vladimir Kotelnik, RN, Case Manager, Elizabeth Ilnitzki, LMSW, Account Manager, and Regine Blackman, Account Executive. To register, go to

And save these dates for future seminars: Evaluating a Home Care Agency on October 20; Ensuring the Right Care at Home on November 3; and The Financial Realities of Home Care on November 16.


About Partners in Care: Partners in Care, a not-for-profit organization, is an affiliate of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, the largest home healthcare agency in the nation. Composed of more than 9,000 certified home health aides, RNs and LPNs, Partners in Care provides private care services for individuals who need assistance within their own homes. The organization helps New Yorkers living with dementia, Alzheimer's, Multiple Sclerosis and other illnesses maintain their independence and dignity by providing services, including personal care, medication management, companionship, private duty nursing, patient review assessments (PRI) and geriatric care management. For more information call 1-888-735-8913 or visit