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Protecting Against Medicaid Estate Recovery in New York

The Medicaid estate recovery (or, MERP) is a process that many of our Long Island clients may not be familiar with until faced with the challenging task of navigating it. Medicaid’s estate recovery program is designed to allow New York State to recoup the costs of long-term care services provided...

Assisted Living and the Medicaid Assisted Living Program in New York

https://youtu.be/FSwVQvW3Ygs As our population ages, the need for quality senior care options becomes increasingly crucial. Many seniors find themselves at a crossroads when the demands of daily living become challenging. Assisted living facilities offer a middle ground, providing a supportive environment while preserving residents' independence. In New York, the Medicaid...

Is it Time to Review Your Estate Plan?

Completing, reviewing, and updating estate planning documents is often that item that gets pushed to the bottom of a very long to-do list. Whether you have not yet created your documents or you have your documents complete and set them aside, it is important to know when updates need to...

How to Get Paid While Taking Care of a Family Member in New York

As our loved ones age and need additional assistance, we often do our best to assist in their regular care needs.  However, many New York residents struggle mentally and financially while caring for their family members. To provide support for both the individual receiving care and the caregiver, an alternative...

Tips for Caring for a Parent with Dementia

Caring for a parent or loved one with dementia can be a challenging and emotional experience. Dementia can affect people in different ways, depending upon the underlying causes, any additional health conditions, and the state of the person’s cognitive function before becoming ill. Symptoms can become worse over time, while...

Does Medicaid Pay for Assisted Living?

New York’s Medicaid program is a government-funded benefits plan that pays for long-term care for eligible elderly or disabled individuals who require a certain level of medical and personal assistance. If you are a resident of New York and qualify for Medicaid, the program may pay for the care component...

New Law Alert: Changes in New York Medicaid Limits

Many elderly New York residents rely on Medicaid benefits to provide them with access to necessary medical care and assistance with daily activities. To receive Medicaid, there are specific qualifications that one must meet. However, recent changes to New York Medicaid limits have been adopted in 2023, and it is...

How to Use Pooled Trusts for Medicaid Planning

While there are many myths surrounding Medicaid in New York, one of the most common misconceptions is that a person “makes too much money” to qualify for Community Medicaid.  With the rising cost of long term care, many New York residents are unable to afford to pay for home health...