img_03621Dr. Sassy Sasson, DSW, LCSW, CMC
Co-founder, President, Doctor of Social Work  

Dr. Sassy Sasson has more than 20 years of experience in the health care system working with the older adult population in long-term care facilities and with those who live in the community.

Dr. Sasson’s involvement in private practice focuses primarily on geriatric care management services. He keeps the channels of communication open with his clients and their families and responds to any needs that arise in a prompt and timely manner. In addition, he often acts as a liaison for the family and is a strong advocate for his clients. Most importantly, he directly oversees the care and needs of his clients and their families.

Advanced Education, Licenses, and Specialty Training:
• Doctor of Social Work degree, Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University, New York.
• New York State licensed Clinical Social Worker
• New York State licensed Psychotherapist
• Court appointed Evaluator and Guardian (Samuel Sadin Institute on Law of the Brookdale Center on Aging, Article 81 Guardianship Training)
• Medicaid Entitlement Specialist (Brookdale Center on Aging)                                                                                                                                                   • Certified Care Manager (National Academy of Certified Care Mangers)

Arlene Nelson-Sasson, LCSW, MSW
Co-founder, Vice-President, Geriatric Care Manager

Arlene Nelson-Sasson has more than 20 years experience with the elderly and their families. She is a Geriatric Care Manager.

She has full involvement in the private practice. In fact, she was instrumental in designing the 5-step methodology for Alternative Solutions. Now, she focuses primarily on geriatric care management services.

Advanced Education, Licenses and Specialty Training:
• Master of Social Work degree, Wurzweiler School of Social Work,
Yeshiva University, New York.
• Postgraduate certification, Family Therapy from Hunter College of the City of New York.
• New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker
• Licensed Psychotherapist
• Professional training, Elder Abuse, Department for the Aging, City of New York

Alzheimer’s Disease and/or related Dementia

Leader and Facilitator of:
• a long-term support group for family caregivers of adults diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease
• a post-bereavement series for widows and widowers meeting bi-monthly

Professionals who work with you one-on-one

When you and your loved one become clients of our practice, you will have access to the following Eldercare professionals who you will work with on a one-on-one basis.
• Care Manager
• Home Care Aide
• Elder Care Lawyer
• Licensed Psychotherapist
• Clinical Social Worker

Care Manager
A Care Manager will coordinate all of your care and enhance your understanding of behavioral manifestations of Dementia and the appropriate coping mechanisms. Your confidentiality is strictly maintained at all times.

Home Care Aide
A Home Care Aide will assist you or your loved one with the activities of daily living such as bathing, grooming, dressing, mobility, eating and transfer. In addition, they will supervise the daily activities of your loved one on an as needed basis and will assist them with errands and all chores. (We consider a Home Care Aide to be advisable when the level of daily functioning of the aging person deteriorates and there is a need for formal home care assistance).

Elder Care Lawyer
An Elder Care Attorney may be necessary when you need to address the issues of estate planning, wills and other legal matters.

Licensed Psychotherapist
A New York State licensed Psychotherapist and Clinical Social Worker are highly qualified and experienced Care Managers who can provide individual and family counseling. Specifically, we will assist you in coping with issues such as stress, depression and anxiety.

Clinical Social Worker
A Clinical Social Worker can provide you with counseling (individual and family), problem-solving, case management services and crisis intervention as needed. You will obtain referrals to multidisciplinary professionals such as Nurses, Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapists, Geriatric Psychiatrists and Recreational Therapists.