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Start Planning Today: Healthcare Coverage Can be Complex

Medicare

Medicare is a federal program enacted in 1965 that was established to provide health coverage to those 65 and older and those with a qualifying disability. Medicare consists of four sections:

Part A – hospital insurance, inpatient care, rehabilitation care in a skilled nursing facility, as well as physical, vocational, and speech therapy, hospice, […]

Be Familiar with a MOLST Form

In 2006, the Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment or MOLST program began in Onondaga and Monroe Counties and was later implemented on a statewide basis. In 2010, the Department of Health updated the MOLST form to remain compliant with the Family Health Care Decisions Act (FHCDA). A MOLST form is an advanced directive that a […]

Elder Abuse Is Common – Look For The Signs!

Elder abuse is a common problem throughout the United States and often goes unnoticed. It is essential for family members and loved ones to be aware of signs of elder abuse in order to protect their aging loved one. Elder abuse may be physically, emotionally, and medically draining on a victim.

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Guardianship Proceedings in New York State

New York State offers two types of guardianship proceedings for adults:

Article 17-A guardianship under the Surrogate’s Court Procedure Act (SCPA) Article 81 guardianship under the Mental Hygiene Law (MHL)

While both of these proceedings involve a court being petitioned to appoint a guardian to care for the needs and property of another, there are […]

Elderly Population and Financial Abuse

Recent reports have found that elder financial abuse is on the rise and almost one million elderly people will be targeted this year. The elderly population in America is most vulnerable to financial abuse, scams, and investment fraud. Fifty-five percent of these cases involve family members or caregivers.

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Guardianship of Incapacitated or Disabled Persons in New York

Caring for an elderly individual with Alzheimer’s can be challenging. Due to the degenerative nature of the condition, a person with Alzheimer’s may reach a point when they are no longer capable of making informed decisions about the assistance or care they need. If an individual becomes incapacitated and did not establish a Power […]

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