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Medicaid Home Care Cuts

Medicaid Home Care Cuts: Know Your Rights

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Things just got tougher for seniors who receive Medicaid Home Care benefits. Over the past few weeks, there has been a surge in the number of consumers who have been notified by their Managed Long-Term Care (MLTC) plan that their hours of care are being reduced. Families are left floundering — uncertain about the future and […]

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Caregiver Stress - Maintain Quality Relationships With Loved Ones

Caregiver Stress: Maintain Quality Relationships With Loved Ones

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Caring for an aging loved one is challenging on a multitude of levels – emotionally, financially, and physically. Whether husband and wife or parent and child, the role of caregiver often keeps families from enjoying their time together. A spouse, who was once an equal partner, may become the primary caregiver, responsible for assisting with tasks […]

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Compassionate Care Act: Is Medical Marijuana Right for You?

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In the few years since New York’s passage of the Compassionate Care Act which legalized the use of medicinal marijuana in New York State, a growing number of older adults are turning to medical marijuana to help treat a number of serious and debilitating medical conditions and to improve their overall quality of life. The Compassionate […]

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Family Members as Paid Caregivers: The Medicaid CDPAP Program

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Are you providing care for an aging loved one at home and wish you could be paid for the care you provide?Did you know that Medicaid has a paid family caregiver program that will do just that? Medicaid offers a program that will pay an hourly wage to family members who are caring for aging parents […]

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Holiday Family Gatherings: A Time to Assess

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Holiday Family Gatherings: A Time to AssessHoliday family gatherings are not just good for catching-up; they are an opportunity to assess your aging loved one’s status and needs. Certain clues can reveal a decline in mental or physical abilities. Here are some things to look out for:Change in Personal Hygiene: Are there any changes in […]

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Finding Assistance for Working Caregivers

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By: Tori Cohen, Executive Director, Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation andJennifer Cona, Managing Partner, Genser Cona Elder Law Caring for an elderly or frail loved one can be a joy, a responsibility and a challenge. Spending quality time assisting someone who is dear can be immensely rewarding, but with the competing demands of work, family and personal, it’s […]

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Admission Agreements: Time to Update

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A well-drafted Admission Agreement is the best tool not only to help protect your facility but to educate and inform your residents and their family members as to their obligations. Your Admission Agreement can help “manage expectations” on such issues as the daily rate, co-pays, payment of NAMI and Medicaid obligations, including when to file […]

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Accessing A Loved One's Medical Records

Accessing A Loved One’s Medical Records

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As our loved ones age, our involvement in their affairs increases as we assist them with their daily lives. This is especially true when a medical crisis arises. Most of us are familiar with “HIPAA”, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, a law which protects our privacy when it comes to our health. But […]

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The Holidays are a good time to have “The Talk” with Parents

When is the right time to have “the talk” with your aging parents regarding their financial affairs and health care issues?  In this now-common role reversal, adult children find that they must step up to “parent the parent”.  This can be uncomfortable for everyone but is critically important for protecting assets and ensuring access to […]

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Susan C. Snowe Caregiver Resource Center: Elder Law Attorney Open House

Elder Law Attorney Open House Hours:Tuesdays from 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM The Susan C. Snowe Caregiver Resource Center provides a clearinghouse for information on nearly all issues faced by seniors and caregivers.  The center is open to the public and allows community members to browse for information in a confidential setting.     Located in our office suite […]

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