About Bob Mauterstock


Bob Mauterstock is recognized as an expert in the areas of long term care planning, mediation and eldercare . He was a financial adviser to hundreds of families for over 32 years.  He retired in 2010 and is now  speaking and writing about critical family issues.

Bob has written two books; “Can We Talk, A Financial Guide For Babyboomers Assisting Their Elderly Parents, ” It is a practical guide for boomers to open the lines of communication with their parents. It also provides more than 30 forms that boomers can use to collect the important information they need to help their parents.

His second book is “Passing The Torch, Critical Conversations With Your Adult Children“. It is a comprehensive guide that leads Baby Boomers through the process of getting their financial lives in order and communicating their wishes, desires and concerns to their adult children.

Bob realized that there was a communication gap that existed between elderly parents and their adult children. This conflict often revolved around the parents’ finances and their financial security. Children wanted to make sure that their parents were well organized but were afraid to ask. Bob’s LifeFolio System and his family meetings program help to resolve this problem.

Bob is an accomplished speaker and authority on the financial concerns of the elderly. He has spoken to boomer groups and their elderly parents about the financial issues they must deal with. You can  email Bob at bob@giftofcommunication.com if you are interested in having him speak at one of your meetings.

After graduating from Princeton University in 1968, Bob served as a Navy Helicopter Pilot with Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Four from 1968-1974. He received a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Connecticut and holds the designations, Certified Financial Planner and Chartered Financial Consultant. Bob is also Certified in Long Term Care.

Bob lives with his lovely wife, Mary on a quiet pond in Brewster, Massachusetts. He spends his free time flying his model airplanes on the beautiful beaches of Cape Cod near his home. Their daughter, Stephanie lives in New York City where she  is the chief operations officer of Students For Education Reform, www.sfer.org a non profit committed to improving secondary education in the inner city schools throughout the U.S.

Learn more about Bob and his services at his website, www.giftofcommunication.com

3 thoughts on “About Bob Mauterstock

  1. Dear Bob,
    As I sit here in front of my computer, my stomach is in knots and my heart aches because my aging parents. They have been living with me and my family for a little bit over a year. When they moved in my mom had early stage of Alzheimer’s and my dad was just diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. Quickly my dad health got worse and mom wants nothing to do with it. They still own an apartment in Miami and now want to go back there to live for a while. They argue everyday with me about everything especially how they don’t need help with their everyday activities. This is far from the truth. They refuse to listen to the possibility of having to live in an assisted living community. They tell me I’m a bad daughter (mind you I’m the only child!) I don’t know what to do, but have accepted their want to go back to Florida (at least for a short time). Do you have any advice? How can I help them see what they need and still love me in the end.
    Hoping to hear from you soon, Maria

    • Maria,

      Unfortunately our parents don’t always listen to our advice. I am an only child and my parents wouldn’t listen to me but would believe everything my wife told them. . After all, in their eyes you are probably still just their little girl, Maria. However your parents do respect someone’s advice. It may be their minister, or priest, their lawyer, a sibling, cousin or close friend. You need to identify who that person is and solicit their help. I would suggest strongly that you ask them to have a heart to heart talk with your mom and dad. Based on what you have said to me I would consider it very dangerous if you let them go back to Miami and live on their own. However it sounds like it has been very difficult for you. My mom has Alzheimer’s and at certain times she has said things that were very hurtful to me but I have learned that in those cases it is not her talking to me but the disease. You will learn to let those comments roll off your back. Despite what your mother says she will always love you.

      In any case you need to make sure that certain legal instruments are in place. Someone needs to have a durable power of attorney to act in their behalf if they can’t conduct financial matters. In light of current conditions you might want it to be their trusted adviser. Also they need to have health care proxies and living wills. Please let me know if you can find someone to assist you.


  2. Hello,

    I wanted to drop you a line and compliment you on your website and blog. Nice layout, good tips, and an overall great resource on senior health and quality of life.

    I currently work for a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility and we are interested in advertising on your site because we think it would be a great fit for us.

    Please let me know if this is possible.

    Thank you for your time. I look forward to hearing from you.

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