MANAGED LONG-TERM CARE (MLTC) PROBLEMS

Be sure to check back often for posts about MLTC Problems Article Retrieved from Gothamist: https://gothamist.com/news/daughters-dementia-health-insurer-mothers-deaths Two senior citizens with dementia were found dead after they wandered away from their homes in New York City last week. One was found on the shore of Newtown Creek in Queens, and the other in a grassy area […]

Keeping the “Care” in Elder Care

A primary focus of our practice is helping clients access Medicaid to pay for home health aides.  We call this Medicaid Home Care.  Since Medicaid is a means-tested program, we begin with ensuring the client is eligible financially, both income- and asset-wise.  See https://tinyurl.com/qqhcy7l . That can be a complex process, depending on each individual client’s […]

Medicaid Home Care in New York State Part 1 – Income Thresholds

This is part 1 in a series of articles regarding eligibility requirements for Medicaid Home Care in New York State for New Yorkers age 65 and older or less than age 65 who have Medicare.  Generally, Medicare does not cover long-term home care.  Therefore, many New Yorkers age 65 and older or less than age […]

Special Alert

ICS CLOSING MARCH 31, 2019.   As reported in January 2019 Update below, ICS MLTC plan will be closing at the end of March 2019,   Following the “unofficial”  letter of Jan. 7, 2019 announcing the closing from ICS CEO Rick Surpin, the NYS Department of Health sent all ICS members a letter dated January 25, 2019 explaining that  those members […]

New Hyde Park, Queens NY

Neighborhood Service Pages: Elder Law Attorney for New Hyde Park, Queens, NY Elder Law Lawyer, Lori R. Somekh has a great goal for helping our senior population from the financial strains and difficulties of growing older. Lori was admitted to practice law in New York and the Federal Courts. She established her own firm in […]

Elder Law Attorney for Floral Park, Queens, NY

Neighborhood Service Pages: Elder Law Attorney for Floral Park, Queens, NY Elder Law Lawyer, Lori R. Somekh has a great desire for protecting our senior citizens from the financial constraints and burdens of growing older. She was admitted to practice law in New York and the Federal Courts. She established her very own company in […]

Are You Making the Important Decisions?

I often speak to clients who think their planning is simple because they have no spouse or children.  Once we start discussing the possibilities, however, they usually find it very difficult to make important decisions about their health care and their estate.  Take a look at this recent NY Times article. Click here: Read This […]

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