Imagine this scenario: you are the parent of a college student. Your telephone rings one evening and on the other end is your child’s roommate telling you that your child was just rushed to the emergency room. You call the hospital for information and identify yourself as the parent. The hospital advises you that because your child is 18, they cannot provide you with any information. It is...Read More
The implementation of Paid Family Leave in New York State may help individuals who are caring for elderly family members. However, it does not eliminate problems for the working elder caregiver. In fact, not planning ahead can cause even more headaches for an elder caregiver who is requesting time off under Paid Family Leave.
It is critical that your aging loved ones execute...Read More
Paid Family Leave:
What Does it Mean for Employers & Employees?
July 12, 2017 at 8:00AM
GDGC Partner Melissa Negrin-Wiener will serve as a panelist at this important SHRM-LI seminar covering the legal, financial and insurance components of the...Read More
New York State is one of the first states in the nation to enact a paid family leave benefit law and to expand the definition of family caregiving to include elder care. Governor Cuomo’s Paid Family Leave Benefits Law applies to all businesses, regardless of size, and will be phased in over the next four years beginning in January 2018.
This is a groundbreaking benefit for family and...Read More
Managed Long Term Care at Home: Proactive Action Required to Expedite Benefits
There are two components to a Medicaid Home Care application: the financial eligibility review and the medical assessment to determine the appropriate number of hours of home health aide services. Recent events have led to a dramatic back-log of medical assessments, causing applicants to incur greater...Read More
After a 3 day or more in-patient hospital stay, an individual transferred from a hospital directly to a nursing home or rehabilitation center is entitled to Medicare coverage for a certain period of time. However, individuals kept on “observation” status are not entitled to such...Read More
Bed-Hold: On Hold
SNFs Will Continue to be Paid for Bed-Hold Days Until Further Notice
Governor Cuomo’s goal of saving $18 million annually by eliminating bed-hold was passed in the April New York State budget but is now on hold. Once implemented, SNFs with a 95% or greater census holding a resident’s bed due to the resident’s hospitalization will no...Read More
We are pleased to announce that GDGC Partner Melissa Negrin-Wiener, Esq. received the Hofstra University Maurice A. Deane School of Law Outstanding Woman in Law Award for 2017.This is a well-deserved achievement for Melissa in recognition of her continued selfless advocacy for seniors on Long Island and meaningful contributions to the legal community. ...Read More
Anne Recht, Geriatric Care Manager and CEO of AMR Care Group, will be hosting free consultations at GDGC's Susan C. Snowe Caregiver Resource Center each Thursday in May.
AMR Care Group's Geriatric Care Managers are trained to assess, plan, monitor and coordinate services for the elderly and their families.
Tax season is an important time to re-visit the difference between the IRS rules and the Medicaid eligibility rules – in order to avoid potential costly mistakes.
For example, you may want to give a gift of $14,000 to your children and benefit from the IRS annual gift tax exemption. However, if you need Medicaid coverage within five years, this gift would trigger a waiting period...Read More
Medicaid Home Care in New York is provided by Managed Long Term Care (MLTC) plans. MLTCs provide Medicaid home care and case management services to people who need long-term care in the community. The MLTC decides how many hours of care you or your loved one will receive and arranges for that care by a network of providers with which the plan contracts.
While there are many MLTC plans...Read More
GuildNet, a provider of Managed Long Term Care (MLTC), including home care and nursing home care under New York’s Medicaid program, gave notice to approximately 4,000 Medicaid recipients that they will no longer offer MLTC services in Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties.
Medicaid recipients must choose another MLTC before May 18, 2017 to receive uninterrupted services....Read More
American Health Care Act:
What Seniors and
Their Loved Ones Need to Know
The Trump Administration released a proposed plan to replace the Affordable Care Act. If passed, Trump’s American Health Care Act (AHCA) will negatively impact older Americans as outlined below.
Premiums and Tax Credits:
AHCA provides tax...
Retirement Assets and
In order to become eligible for Medicaid benefits for home health care or nursing home care, an individual must have less than the resource allowance amount as set by the State (currently $14,850 for 2017). However, all assets are not treated the same.
Retirement assets are in a category of...Read More
The Long Island Alzheimer's Foundation (LIAF) is pleased to announce that the organization's headquarters will be moving to a new state-of-the-art facility located at 1025 Old Country Road in Westbury. Since 1988, LIAF has provided its programs and services primarily at its headquarters in Port Washington, but that geographical location...Read More
Now that President Trump has been inaugurated, older adults can expect changes to their government benefits, including Medicaid. Due Process protections have historically allowed those who have planned ahead to be “grandfathered” under the current laws, meaning that the law in effect when they took action will continue to apply to them despite the passage of...Read More