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Hofstra Elder Abuse Chat

Date: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 – 12:00pmLocation: Hofstra UniversityTopic: Day-long seminar for Social Workers Cost: FREE 

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What is a Geriatric Care Manager and When do you need one?

 Anne Recht, Geriatric Care Manager and CEO of AMR Care Group, will be hosting free consultations at Cona Elder Law’s Susan C. Snowe Caregiver Resource Center each Thursday in May.  AMR Care Group’s Geriatric Care Managers are trained to assess, plan, monitor and coordinate services for the elderly and their families. Anne Recht from AMR Care Group will be […]

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Medicare Observation Status: Beware of this Coverage Pitfall

 After a 3 day or more in-patient hospital stay, an individual transferred from a hospital directly to a nursing home or rehabilitation center is entitled to Medicare coverage for a certain period of time. However, individuals kept on “observation” status are not entitled to such Medicare coverage.   Imagine that your loved one was in the hospital for 3 […]

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Legal Alert Managed Medicaid Provider GuildNet Not Accepting New Patients on Long Island

GuildNet, a Medicaid provider of long-term care, has announced that it will no longer accept new enrollees from Suffolk, Nassau and Westchester Counties. (Newsday)  This may well be a portent of things to come. According to GuildNet, under Managed Medicaid, the reimbursement rate is too low to sustain care to patients and too low to pay health care workers. […]

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GuildNet Discontinuing Managed Long Term Care Business on Long Island and Westchester Counties

GuildNet, a provider of Managed Long Term Care (MLTC), including home care and nursing home care under New York’s Medicaid program, gave notice to approximately 4,000 Medicaid recipients that they will no longer offer MLTC services in Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties. Medicaid recipients must choose another MLTC before May 18, 2017 to receive uninterrupted services. If […]

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Urgent Action for Seniors: Protect Your Assets Before the Laws Change

LEGAL ALERT:Now that President Trump has been inaugurated, older adults can expect changes to their government benefits, including Medicaid.  Due Process protections have historically allowed those who have planned ahead to be “grandfathered” under the current laws, meaning that the law in effect when they took action will continue to apply to them despite the […]

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Your Social Security Statement: What Is It and Why Should You Save It?

This is the time of year when recipients of Social Security will receive an annual benefit statement from the Social Security Administration. This year’s benefit statement will show a mere 0.3% cost of living increase. Do not throw this statement away!  This document is very important should you need to apply for government benefits (i.e., Medicaid, Veterans […]

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American Health Care Act: What Seniors and Their Loved Ones Need to Know

The Trump Administration released a proposed plan to replace the Affordable Care Act. If passed, Trump’s American Health Care Act (AHCA) will negatively impact older Americans as outlined below.  Premiums and Tax Credits:AHCA provides tax credits based on age. People over age 60 will get a $4,000 tax credit. However, they will be charged more for coverage by the […]

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The Trump Administration: Impact on New York’s Older Adults – Estate Tax

 The New York landscape for older adults may greatly change under a Trump administration.  We will continue to examine the various policies as proposed during the campaign and as they unfold in his presidency.  Estate Tax President-Elect Trump has proposed the elimination of the Estate Tax at the federal level. While this may sound like a boon […]

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The Trump Administration: Impact on New York’s Older Adults – Medicaid Benefits

 The Trump Administration: Impact on New York’s Older Adults The New York landscape for older adults may greatly change under a Trump administration. We will examine the various policies as proposed during the campaign and as they unfold in his presidency. Medicaid Benefits Currently, the Federal government and the States share joint responsibility for administering and funding the Medicaid […]

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