Interplay Between the Medicaid Home Care Lookback Period and the Nursing Home Lookback Period

medicaid lookback period

In New York, nursing home Medicaid has a 5-year lookback period. That means if an individual goes into a nursing home (or rehab) and applies for Medicaid to cover the bill, Medicaid will look back at the individual’s records for the past 5 years to see if any gifts – or transfers – were made to […]

Estate Planning Tips for Avoiding Probate

Learn more to find out about our estate planning tips for avoiding probate.

Probate can be a complicated, expensive, and time-consuming process. It is the last thing you would want to think about after the death of a loved one. Therefore, it is essential to understand it and how you can prevent beneficiaries from going through the process. What is Probate? Probate is a legal process that involves […]

NY officials, advocates argue over wage increase to avert home care worker crisis

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Demand for home care is rising in New York, due to the large, rapidly aging Baby Boomer population and a cultural shift toward growing old in place rather than in group facilities. But recruiting home health aides to do the job has become increasingly difficult. Home care staffing agencies and disabled New Yorkers who receive state […]

Three Things to Take Care of Right Now

In view of the ongoing pandemic, there are three things you will want to make sure you’ve taken care of ahead of time, just in case……  Advance Directives   The term Advance Directives refers to the Durable Power of Attorney (DPOA) and the Health Care Proxy (HCP). The DPOA is used to designate a person or […]

Changes to NY Medicaid Look-Back Period

In 2021, New York implemented a shorter look-back period for Medicaid applications for Community-Based Long Term Care Services, or home care. Under these new regulations, New York Medicaid applicants are ineligible for home care if they transfer assets within 30 months, or two and a half years, prior to applying for Medicaid benefits. However, COVID-19 […]

What’s Driving the Shortage of Home Healthcare Workers in NY? Low Wages, Advocates Say

We encourage you to write or call Governor Kathy Hochul and ask her to include increased pay for home care workers in the upcoming budget. To call, please use 518-474-8390. Her mailing address is The Honorable Kathy Hochul – Governor of New York State: NYS State Capitol Building Albany, NY 12224. By: Gail Robinson “People who […]

A home care crisis is gripping New York

By: Michelle Del Rey ALBANY — A new report indicates a significant percentage of vulnerable people are fighting to maintain their at-home care workers, with many losing the battle to low wages that persist because of the state’s reluctance to increase pay for aides, advocates say. Approximately 74 percent of seniors and people with disabilities […]

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