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Medicaid Home Care Changes on the Way

On or after November 8, 2021, new regulations governing Medicaid home care benefits, including Personal Care Services and Consumer Directed Personal Care Services, will go into effect. Significant changes to benefits include: Routine assessments for home care services are reduced from every 6 months to once a year. A physician’s order is no longer required […]

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2021 Power of Attorney Changes: A Step in the Right Direction

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As published in the New York Law Journal on September 13, 2021.By Marcus O’Toole-Gelo, Partner The New York power of attorney is a classic and essential tool that has been through numerous iterations over the years. Prior changes to the statutory form (including 1994, 1997, 2009 and 2010) were intended to modernize and improve the […]

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Why Hire An Elder Law Attorney

If you are concerned with the health and financial welfare of an older adult in your life, you need to hire an Elder Law Attorney. Elder Law is a very specialized area of law that focuses on the legal needs of older adults. It encompasses key issues facing adults as they age, such as long-term […]

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Jennifer Cona is recognized in Long Island Business News as Who's Who 2021 Women in Professional Services

Jennifer Cona Recognized in Who’s Who in Women in Professional Services

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Jennifer B. Cona is the founder and managing partner of Cona Elder Law.  Ms. Cona’s practice focuses on asset protection, Medicaid planning, estate planning, probate and estate administration, estate litigation, special needs planning and guardianships.  Ms. Cona also heads up the firm’s Health Care Reimbursement and Recovery practice group.  Under Ms. Cona’s guidance, the firm […]

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Jennifer B. Cona recognized by Best Lawyers in 2022

Jennifer Cona Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© 2022

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Jennifer Cona Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© 2022 for Elder Law & Health Care Law As the Founder and Managing Partner of Cona Elder Law Jennifer Cona not only efficiently manages the firm but continually seeks to grow and evolve the law firm through creative lawyering, powerful leadership and progressive initiatives. Ms. Cona is recognized as a pioneer […]

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Irrevocable or Revocable: Which Trust Is Right For You?

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As published in Long Island Press, on longislandpress.com and danspapers.com. All trusts are not created equally; there are many different types used for a variety of purposes. Two common types of trusts in estate and asset protection planning are revocable and irrevocable trusts. A revocable trust is a trust where you, the trust creator, reserve […]

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70/40 Staffing Requirement: Anything But “Reform”

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The 2021-22 Executive Budget includes a provision to limit nursing home profit margins by requiring that a minimum of 70% of nursing home revenue be spent on direct resident care, including 40% for resident-facing staff. All nursing homes subject to the 70/40 staffing requirement that fail to comply with this provision on an annual basis, […]

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Suozzi’s WISH Act a Good Start; More is Needed

Opinion by Jennifer B. Cona, Esq. as published in Long Island Business News U.S. Rep Tom Suozzi (D-Glen Cove) introduced federal legislation last week that provides for the creation of a federal long-term care insurance trust fund to help pay for our aging population’s long term health care needs at home. This is smart policy […]

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COVID Wake-up Call: Young Families Realize the Importance of Estate Planning

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As published in Long Island Press, on longislandpress.com and danspapers.com.  Jill’s husband Rob fell critically ill with Covid and was on a ventilator. They did not have wills, and by the time they sought to have a will drafted for Rob, he passed away before it was signed. The laws of intestacy controlled the distribution […]

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Triple Threat Many Face When Working on Planning for Their Future

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Joining us today to discuss what those threats are and how to leverage elder law solutions to solve them is Jennifer Cona founder and managing partner at Cona elder law.

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