Articles for Seniors

Know Your Rights: Observation Status

January 12th, 2018 by David Goldfarb

Medicare has limited coverage for nursing home care.  Also, Medicare will only cover care you get in a nursing home if you first have a “qualifying hospital stay.” A qualifying hospital stay means you’ve been a hospital inpatient for at least three days in a row. Your doctor may order “observation services” to help decide […]

Additional information on the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Copayment and premium amounts for 2017: Part B premium: $109 per month on average. If your income is above $85,000 (single) or $170,000 (married couple), then your Medicare Part B premium may be higher. Co-payments: Inpatient hospital deductible: $1,316. Inpatient hospital copay for days 61 – 90: […]

New York property laws allow for many specialized property tax exemptions for certain groups of people, including senior citizens and veterans. These exemptions, however, will not automatically go into effect. Instead, you must not only qualify for them but submit an application to the proper party by a certain deadline to benefit from the exemption […]

Many people know that they should purchase long-term care insurance, but the high cost of policies prohibit them from taking the next step. Despite the expense, this insurance coverage not only protects you, your loved ones, and your estate, but it also may provide certain tax benefits as well. The method and extent of the […]

Including Digital Assets in Your Power of Attorney and Will

December 15th, 2017 by David Goldfarb

These days, we pay bills, conduct business, and bank online. In many cases, you do not even need to go into a bank to deposit a check anymore. We conduct most of our communications by email, social media, or text message. Each account has usernames, passwords, security questions, and additional information that you choose to […]

Are you unsatisfied with an existing trust? Were there mistakes made in the trust? Have circumstances changed? Under New York law, an authorized trustee with unlimited discretion over principal in any trust or an authorized trustee with the power to invade trust principal but without unlimited discretion may appoint the principal into another trust for […]

Medicaid Coverage of Home Care in New York

August 22nd, 2017 by David Goldfarb

Many New Yorkers require home health assistance for a variety of reasons. Some people may need therapy services, others may need bathing assistance or help managing medication, while others may require around-the-clock care by a home health professional.  Whatever type of home care you or a family member may need, however, the cost can be […]

Planning for Children with Special Needs

July 25th, 2017 by David Goldfarb

Seniors often have adult children with disabilities who will likely need a personalized and effective plan in place to protect their interests throughout their lives. Our attorneys regularly assist parents in planning for the future for children with special needs and we are confident that we can provide the highest quality of assistance for you […]

New York State Medicaid Law

January 9th, 2017 by David Goldfarb

New York Medicaid Attorneys Don’t make a mistake with Medicaid eligibility; contact a New York elder law attorney with knowledge of Medicaid law.  Goldfarb Abrandt Salzman & Kutzin LLP is a law firm that handles New York Medicaid cases. Updated with 2017 income, resource and penalty rates Introduction Medicaid is a joint federal, state and […]

Elder Law Attorneys on the Web

August 26th, 2015 by David Goldfarb

This is a listing of Elder Law attorneys with pages on the Web and does not constitute a recommendation or referral by Goldfarb Abrandt Salzman & Kutzin LLP or SeniorLaw.com. Alabama Davis & Neal (Dothan Opelika, Maontgomery & Mobile, AL) Ryan, Hicks, Cumpton & Cumpton, LLP (Huntsville & Mobile, AL ) Sidney C. Summey (Birmingham, […]