Navigating Nursing Homes and Other Facilities During a Pandemic

Navigating Nursing Homes and Other Facilities During a Pandemic

Over the last several months we have seen story after story about families being unable to visit their loved ones living in skilled nursing facilities, group homes or other congregate settings. The stories we hear from our friends and colleagues are often...
Dear Grandma and Grandpa: A Holiday Tradition…

Dear Grandma and Grandpa: A Holiday Tradition…

We send The Special Needs Estate Planner to over 4,000 email recipients, and over the years our newsletters get passed along to people across the state and beyond. By far the most popular issue has been the one originally entitled, “Dear Grandma and...
Considering Home Care? Think again…

Considering Home Care? Think again…

  A crisis is unfolding. We have enjoyed the expansion of Medicaid home care benefits through the Nursing Home Transition and Diversion (NHTD) Waiver, the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP), the Managed Long Term Care (MLTC) Program and similar...
Taking a Closer Look at ABLE Accounts

Taking a Closer Look at ABLE Accounts

The Achieving a Better Life Experience (“ABLE”) Act was signed into law by President Obama in December of 2014. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed New York’s ABLE Act into law in December of 2015, but it took until September 10, 2017 for New Yorkers to be...