Category Archives: Elder Law Attorneys

Legal Docs for Kids

Chad                                    00:03                    Hi everyone. Chad Burton here. This is a special event. Let’s call it that cool Lori special event where, um, Lori and I have been chatting about, uh, her practice and clients and different things. And this topic came up that we thought, you know, it’d be really good idea. Let’s record an […]

Avoiding financial nightmares with long-term care

Avoiding Financial Nightmares with Long Term CareTranscription of an Educational Talk from Lori Somekh [00:00:14.780]  So what if you’re walking across the street and a cyclist comes barreling around the corner and Bam knocks you down? You hit your head, you’re unconscious, you’re rushed to the hospital, and you need emergency surgery. The good news […]

An Explanation on Pooled Income Trust for NY Medicaid Home Care

Click on the Article title to view a video on Pooled Income Trust.

MLTC Members- Know your rights during COVID-19

Below is a Fact Sheet from New York Legal Assistance Group regarding your rights if you need to temporarily reduced your home care hours during the COVID-19 crisis. Did Your MLTC Plan Ask You to Agree to Reduce Your Hours? Or do you WANT to Reduce your Hours During COVID-19 Emergency? You may want to […]

Initial Summary of New York State Medicaid Cuts

On February 4, 2020, Gov. Cuomo convened a Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT II), tasked with finding $2.5 billion worth of cuts – or savings –  from the Medicaid program in time for the April 1, 2020 New York State Budget.  The team met for the first time on February 11th and then again on March […]

Wishing Everyone Well During this Crisis

**A Few Important Updates** First and foremost, we wish all of our clients, friends, families and neighbors good health and well-being throughout this very unprecedented crisis.  We will be monitoring our phones and emails remotely and will do our very best to stay in touch with those who need us. This week, we have filed […]

Keeping the “Care” in Elder Care

A primary focus of our practice is helping clients access Medicaid to pay for home health aides.  We call this Medicaid Home Care.  Since Medicaid is a means-tested program, we begin with ensuring the client is eligible financially, both income- and asset-wise.  See https://tinyurl.com/qqhcy7l . That can be a complex process, depending on each individual client’s […]

Medicaid Home Care in New York State Part 1 – Income Thresholds

This is part 1 in a series of articles regarding eligibility requirements for Medicaid Home Care in New York State for New Yorkers age 65 and older or less than age 65 who have Medicare.  Generally, Medicare does not cover long-term home care.  Therefore, many New Yorkers age 65 and older or less than age […]

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