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MEDICARE BASICS AND OPEN ENROLLMENT

​with Bob FalkowitzDate: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 – 3:00pm to 5:00pmWednesday, October 25, 2017 – 3:00pm to 5:00pmWednesday, November 1, 2017 – 3:00pm to 5:00pmWednesday, November 8, 2017 – 3:00pm to 5:00pmWednesday, November 15, 2017 – 3:00pm to 5:00pmWednesday, November 22, 2017 – 3:00pm to 5:00pmWednesday, November 29, 2017 – 3:00pm to 5:00pmWednesday, December 6, 2017 […]

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Legal Alert Last Ditch Effort to Repeal the Affordable Care Act: What You Need to Know

In a last ditch effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (R-L.A.) have put forth a new bill which can be passed by a simple majority of the Senate but only up until September 30th. What You Need to Know: ♦       Medicaid funding will be capped and each state will […]

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The Potential Perils of Crowdfunding Donations

August 30, 2017 Jennifer Cona and Dana Walsh Sivak ​​The rise and prevalence of social media has led to an increased sense of community across the globe. Through the daily posting of photographs, videos, and news stories on social media, we share in the joys of new babies, new homes and new jobs, as well as the […]

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Cona: Elder care expands in New York; will it be enough?

July 5, 2017 Jennifer B. Cona New York 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. Gov. Cuomo’s Paid Family Leave Benefits Law applies to all businesses, regardless of size, and will be phased in over […]

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GDGC, Melville, Offers Free Technology Training to Seniors on July 27th

According to the Pew Institute, about 30% of adults ages 60 or older do not know how to use technological devices.    To help Long Island seniors develop these important skills and overcome their fear of technology when using an iPhone or iPad, Genser Dubow Genser & Cona (GDGC), elder law firm, and EAC Network, a  social […]

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Hofstra Elder Abuse Chat

Date: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 – 12:00pmLocation: Hofstra UniversityTopic: Day-long seminar for Social Workers Cost: FREE 

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What is a Geriatric Care Manager and When do you need one?

 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. Anne Recht from AMR Care Group will be available from […]

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Medicare Observation Status: Beware of this Coverage Pitfall

 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 Medicare coverage.   Imagine that your loved one was in the hospital for 3 […]

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Legal Alert Managed Medicaid Provider GuildNet Not Accepting New Patients on Long Island

GuildNet, a Medicaid provider of long-term care, has announced that it will no longer accept new enrollees from Suffolk, Nassau and Westchester Counties. (Newsday)  This may well be a portent of things to come. According to GuildNet, under Managed Medicaid, the reimbursement rate is too low to sustain care to patients and too low to pay health care workers. […]

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