Will New York State take my home and my other assets before I can qualify for Medicaid to pay for a nursing home or home care?

Will New York State take my home and my other assets before I can qualify for Medicaid to pay for a nursing home or home care?

The greatest concern expressed by my clients is whether or not they will outlive their money, particularly when it comes to paying for nursing home care. Many times they are under the misconception that their regular coverage, such as Medicare, will pay for Read More …

What should I look for when choosing a New Jersey divorce lawyer?

Wills in addition to General Financial Powers of Attorney and Medical Durable Powers of Attorney (POA) are highly recommended estate planning documents. Additionally, individuals may choose to execute CPR directives or purchase Long-Term Care insurance from their respective health care Read More …

How do I file a Complaint against a nursing home in California?

How do I file a Complaint against a nursing home in California?

There are several types of complaint you should consider filing, and I will discuss each in turn. In California, most nursing homes are regulated by the Department of Public Health, Licensing and Certification division (“Licensing”). If you believe a loved Read More …

Has Someone You Know in California Been a Victim of Elder Abuse?

Has Someone You Know in California Been a Victim of Elder Abuse?

When you have an elderly loved one who cannot live on his or her own any longer, it can be frustrating to question whether they’re receiving proper care. Whether the older adult lives at home with an in-home caregiver, or Read More …

What Constitutes Undue Influence in California?

What Constitutes Undue Influence in California?

How do older adults in California make decisions about important financial issues and healthcare matters? And when should we worry that they may have been unduly influenced by another person? In 2014, California law defining undue influence changed; legislators were Read More …

What if I suspect elder financial abuse is occurring in California?

What if I suspect elder financial abuse is occurring in California?

You should report it to local agencies tasked with protecting seniors, including but not limited to local law enforcement and Adult Protective Services. An investigation may be conducted, but if you are not the senior or dependent adult, you are Read More …