Posts Tagged ‘New York Elder Law Attorney’

How to Pay a Live-In Home Health Aid

January 26th, 2018 by David Goldfarb

Many adults with health issues require around-the-clock assistance—at least when they are awake. While some people will move into long-term care facilities, many others will want to remain in their own homes where they feel most comfortable. The home health care industry provides important assistance to those adults who want to stay at home but […]

Protecting Assets while Qualifying for Government Benefits

January 12th, 2018 by David Goldfarb

As you age, you may require an increasing amount of medical care—including home health care or a move to a skilled nursing facility or another type of long-term care facility. Such care can cost a lot of money, so seniors understandably want to qualify for as many government benefits as possible. To be eligible for […]

The Jimmo Case and the Medicare Improvement Standard

January 5th, 2018 by David Goldfarb

A settlement agreement in the 2013 case of Jimmo v. Sebelius clarified the “improvement standard” that Medicare used when determining when to grant benefits for skilled nursing care, outpatient therapy, or home health care. Now, anyone seeking benefits for these types of care should fully know their rights under the agreement. Prior to the case, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Every effective estate plan should address your end-of-life care as well as what happens after your death. Specifically, your plan should designate individuals who can make decisions on your behalf should you become incapacitated and unable to do so. Such incapacitation can be temporary, such as a coma after an accident, or long-lasting, such as […]