New York Senior 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 […]

Nursing Home Residents’ Rights and the LGBT Community

August 24th, 2018 by David Goldfarb

New York nursing home abuse lawyers

Nursing home abuse occurs for many reasons. If you are a member of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender (LGBT) community and are an older adult, you may be concerned about suffering abuse in a nursing home because of your sexual orientation—and you are not alone. According to The National Long-Term Care Resource Center, 89 […]

At Goldfarb Abrandt Salzman & Kutzin LLP, all-too-often we hear from older adults who have been denied home care that should be covered by Medicare because of a provider’s overly restrictive interpretation of the rules. In many cases, providers tell patients that they no longer qualify for care because they are no longer “homebound” because […]

New York elder care attorney

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 […]

New York Elder Law Attorney

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 […]

New York Elder Law Lawyer

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 […]

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: Know the Facts

July 13th, 2018 by David Goldfarb

New York Elder Law Firm

The United Nations designates each June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The UN recognizes that elder abuse is a problem on a global scale, especially with the older population growing substantially in almost every country in the world. Elder abuse also seems to be a “taboo” topics in many parts of the world. […]

Estate Planning Issues for Divorcing Spouses

July 6th, 2018 by David Goldfarb

New York Estate Planning Law Firm

There are many considerations when you and your spouse divorce. Divorce will divide your marital property and debts, determine custody schedules for your children, and much more. You should also always revisit your estate plan upon a divorce. While contacting an estate planning lawyer may be the last thing on your mind in this already […]

Nursing homes, assisted-living centers, and similar facilities can cost their residents a lot of money. As a result, many people rely upon Medicaid coverage to pay for long-term care, either for themselves or for loved ones. Medicaid, however, is a form of social welfare designed to help low-income individuals meet their healthcare needs. As a […]

As in previous years, much of New York State’s 2018-2019 enacted budget focuses on healthcare spending. This year enacts several important updates, but you should understand in particular the new “lock-in” provision for people enrolled in managed long-term care (MLTC) plans. No “lock-in” previously existed—New Yorkers who enrolled in managed long-term care plans could change […]