Wine and Dime Episode 80 - Live at FinCon with Elder Laywer, Cathy Sikorski

Hi there Wine and Dime listeners, welcome to a very special edition of the show, where we are live at FinCon 2019. While here at the conference we were able to connect with a ton of people, and one of those people was Cathy Sikorski. This talk was a real treat, and we had a great conversation about elder law, and as Cathy pointed out to me, there is a big difference between elder law and estate law. And that is “Elder lawyer are for living people, Estate Lawyers are for dead people.” This was really engaging conversation that was enjoyed over a glass of wine, and I’m sure that you will enjoy the episode as much as I enjoyed sitting down with her!!

Cathy Sikorski

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Cathy Sikorski has been a significant caregiver for the last 20 years. In addition to that, she has been a practicing attorney in her own practice, dealing largely in Elder Law, with over 12 years of education in issues dealing with Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. She began her legal career in general practice in a small town where she grew up and was known to a large contingent of the population through her family. Many of her clients were older adults, which lent her practice to dealing with elder issues. During that time, Cathy went on leave to attempt stay-at-home mothering and ended up staying at home and mothering all kinds of people. First, her Nana came to stay. But since then, she has been the primary caregiver for her great aunt for seven years, her amazing mother-in-law until she almost reached 97 years old, currently her brother-in-law who is wheelchair bound and suffers from multiple sclerosis, and a very dear friend who is permanently disabled from an accidental brain injury four years ago. Fortunately, each and every one of these special people has a rockin’ sense of humor during medical appointments, nudity, and other areas of indignity (well, except the great aunt…who didn’t like to laugh). So this caregiving thing, yea, she’s got it covered, and is continuously consulted by everyone she meets about caregiving personally and with her legal background.

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Who Moved My Teeth?: Preparing For Self, Loved Ones And Caregiving

In Who Moved My Teeth? Cathy Sikorski, Esq. has combined her 25-plus years of legal and practical experience to bring you important information, tips and questions to ask when preparing yourself or your loved ones for the complicated future of healthcare and caregiving. This book is more than a quick guide book. Who Moved My Teeth? talks about everything from obtaining a power of attorney to preparing a living will. A must read for anyone who expects to age--which is all of us!

This episode was presented by

Amy Irvine


The Seneca Lake Wine Trail