Posts Tagged ‘New York Elder Law Attorney’

The Center for Medicare Advocacy reports that on June 15, 2018, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized proposed changes to Obama-era policy on nursing home quality enforcement. According to the Center and other resident advocacy groups, these changes will likely lead to a greater risk of resident harm. The changes to the […]

Financial elder abuse affects untold numbers of older adults every year. Fortunately, under a new law, recently signed and set to take effect September 2018, older adults will have a new weapon in their arsenal in the fight against this type of abuse. The federal Public Law 115-174 amends the Fair Credit Reporting Act to […]

When you think of a guardian of an incapacitated adult, you likely first think of an adult child or another close family member who will care for the adult. However, in some cases, a guardian may be a non-relative appointed by the courts. In many states, these are referred to as “professional guardians.” While New […]

As of early 2018, about 229,000 New Yorkers received health services through the state managed long-term care (MLTC) plans. These plans allow patients to use Medicaid or Medicare to receive home health care. The goal in many cases is to keep patients in their homes as long as possible, so home health care is an […]

The recently adopted 2018-2019 New York State budget contains a number of significant amendments regarding healthcare in New York. As in prior years, the bulk of the budget focused on Medicaid funding, but many of the recent changes came in response to anticipated cuts to Medicaid at the federal level. One change is of particular […]

Previously, we had advised that Medicaid applicants or recipients must apply for Medicare if they are ages 64 and nine months, and have income at or below 120 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (or income at or below set state requirements for Medicaid eligibility). Between November 2017 and February 2018, about 30,000 New York […]

Medicare involves a complicated legal structure of federal statutes and regulations. Beneficiaries can find eligibility, coverage, and appeals decisions difficult to initiate, or even understand. Medicare recipients, however, must understand the coverages to which they are legally entitled. Costly Medicare mistakes can financially devastate Medicare recipients on fixed incomes. Here, the experienced elder law attorneys […]

Financial planning for retirement is a complicated task. It requires anticipating living expenses for an indefinite amount of time. This daunting task is often met by a combination of resources. For adequate financial preparation, a retiree must often have health insurance coverage through Medicare, private insurer and possibly Medicaid. Retirement accounts such as 401(k) plans […]

Retirement can pose many different types of financial planning challenges. Today, as inflation dramatically increases the cost of healthcare, housing, and even groceries, many New Yorkers are finding that their retirement savings insufficient to meet their living expenses. A New York elder law and estate attorney, however, can help retirees develop comprehensive plans that effectively […]

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 […]