COVID -19 is Causing Nursing Homes to Evict Vulnerable Residents

As the nation continues to try to stem the transmission of the novel coronavirus, a disturbing trend among nursing homes is coming to light. The stress of the pandemic is causing nursing homes to evict some of the most vulnerable people throughout the United States. A New York Times investigative report uncovered data from at least 18 states, suggesting that at least 6,400 individuals have been discharged from nursing homes to make room for COVID-19 patients who bring in more money.  » Read More

Community Medicaid Receives a Look-Back Period

New Yorkers who are concerned about their financial future should know about a significant change to Community Medicaid that is taking effect later this year. In April of 2020, Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature signed the approved 2020/2021 state budget for the state. Included in the new budget is a financial look-back period for Community Medicaid that will determine if any non-exempt assets were gifted to others in the two-and-a half year period before they apply for benefits.  » Read More

Can my Nursing Home Take my Stimulus Check?

The recent global pandemic caused by COVID-19 has left millions of people out of work and shut the doors on businesses across the country. To assist those in need, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in March 2020.

The CARES Act includes an economic impact payment of up to $1,200 for every adult meeting certain income parameters.  » Read More

How Does the Nursing Home Reform Act Protect Elderly Residents?

Senior citizens typically enter a nursing home because their health and safety can no longer be assured if they continue to live independently. As a result, nursing home residents are extremely vulnerable to the actions of the facility to which they have been admitted. Fortunately, laws exist at the federal and state levels to protect our senior citizens. The most significant of these laws is the Nursing Home Reform Act (NHRA).  » Read More

Tips to Help Seniors Avoid Common Coronavirus Scams

As nations across the globe continue to deal with the spread of COVID-19, another threat looms along with the virus. Besides staying safe and healthy while social distancing, people across the country should now watch out for coronavirus scams.

Unfortunately, criminals monopolize on fear and uncertainty to prey upon society’s most vulnerable individuals, the elderly. These COVID-19 scams can come in multiple forms,  » Read More

Ways to Protect Your House from Medicaid Estate Recovery

For some, Medicaid and Medicare are the only options available for obtaining health insurance. They are slightly different from one another, but they are both federal programs that provide health coverage to those who need it.

Medicare is for disabled people who cannot work or are for people over 65 years old, regardless of income. Medicaid, on the other hand,  » Read More