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Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 – 10:00am to 12:00pmLocation: The Bristal Assisted Living in East NorthportCost: Open to Half Hollow Hills Teacher’s Union Members Only_________________ Jennifer B. Cona, Esq. will discuss asset protection and strategies in Elder Law planning, including: ♦ Asset Protection♦ Medicaid Planning♦ Estate Planning♦ Powers of Attorney♦ Health Care Proxies♦ Living Wills♦ Trusts♦ Medicaid Home Care Benefits♦ […]

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Tools and Advice for Working Caregivers (TAWC)

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Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 – 1:00pm to 2:00pmLocation: National Employee Assistance ProvidersRonkonkoma, New YorkCost: Open to EAP Only__________________Click here for more information on the TAWC program 

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2013 MEDICAID REGIONAL RATES

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​2013 MEDICAID REGIONAL RATESThe following figures represent the Department of Health’s assessment as to the average cost of nursing home care in each region. These figures are used to calculate Medicaid penalty periods for gifts and asset transfers. RegionRegional RateLong Island (Nassau/Suffolk)$12,034New York City (5 Boroughs)$11,350Central (Syracuse, Broome, Cayuga, Oswego, etc.)$8,432Northeastern (Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, […]

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Back-in-the-Black E-Newsletter Winter 2013

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GDGC Secures Over $500,000 in Medicaid Reimbursement for One Resident    A.D., a 20-year-old long-term resident of a skilled nursing facility, had permanent physical and mental disabilities suffered at birth. A.D. lived in the community and received Medicaid community benefits through New York City HRA. In July 2010, A.D. was relocated from his home in Brooklyn to […]

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“Senior Dreams Come True” Winner, Ronkonkoma, Selects New Mattress

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January 2011Program for Low Income Seniors Sponsored by LI Law Firm GDGC For over three years, Ralph Mercadante and his wife Catherine, both in their 70s and residents of Ronkonkoma, desperately needed a new mattress and box spring but couldn’t afford one.  Ralph has a back problem and neuropathy in his foot.  Their 12 year old […]

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Shielding assets for Medicaid: The note and loan strategy

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The Deficit Reduction Act (DRA) of 2005, signed into law by President George W. Bush on February 8, 2006, is a federal law designed to severely restrict Medicaid eligibility by radically changing the transfer of asset rules. More particularly, the law seeks to eliminate altogether transfer of asset strategies at the so-called “crisis” phase, that […]

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Heightened Homeland Security Impacts Medicaid Benefits

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Printable Version »V.S. was a legal resident of the U.S. and held a “green card” (Permanent Residence Card). Prior to V.S.’s admission to a skilled nursing facility, he had traveled outside of the U.S. and when he returned, Homeland Security confiscated his green card due to post-9/11 heightened security. The administrative proceeding to get his […]

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The Intersection of Guardianships and Medicaid: Securing Medicaid Benefits When a Resident Lacks Capacity

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GDGC Secures over $460,000 in Medicaid Reimbursement. Printable Version A.P., a resident of a skilled nursing facility since 2009, had diminished capacity and was unable to assist the facility with an application for Medicaid benefits. As the unpaid balance was growing, GDGC petitioned the Court for the appointment of a Guardian whose main role was to […]

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