Elder Law Services We Offer

Elder Law Services We Offer

At Friedman & Ranzenhofer, there is a wide variety of elder law services we offer. From preservation of assets to probate, our experienced and compassionate are ready to help you in any way we can. For more information, please contact our office today to arrange a consultation. Elder Law Services We Offer | Our Attorneys […]

Stop Elder Abuse Guide

Stop Elder Abuse Guide

Stop Elder Financial Abuse With NY Guardianships 1. WHAT IS ELDER FINANCIAL ABUSE? Financial exploitation is one form of elder abuse. Federal and state laws use a wide variety of definitions and categories for it. Financial exploitation is defined in the U.S. Older Americans Act as: “The fraudulent or otherwise illegal, unauthorized, or improper act or […]

Areas of Elder Law

Areas of Elder Law

There are several different areas of elder law practiced by our experienced Buffalo elder law attorneys at Friedman & Ranzenhofer. If you want experienced lawyers providing sound legal services for the elderly in New York, then contact our office today to schedule a consultation. Areas of Elder Law | Dedicated and Empathetic Attorneys Legal problems […]

Medicaid Advice

Medicaid Advice

Estate planning can be confusing and overwhelming especially if you have no one to help you. Our Buffalo elder law attorneys offer you Medicaid advice that you can consider before calling for a consultation. Medicaid Advice | Emergency Medicaid Planning and Promissory Notes As an experienced Buffalo Medicaid Law Lawyer, I am often contacted by […]

Gifts That Disqualify You from Medicaid

Gifts That Disqualify You from Medicaid

Are you worried about being disqualified from Medicaid because of gift giving?  There are certain gifts that disqualify you from Medicaid. These are only assets that were transferred for purposes of qualifying for Medicaid. If you have been in good health – and that’s why I recommend frequent medical checkups among other things – then […]

Medicaid Questions

Medicaid Questions

No longer being able to offer care to a loved one is a tough situation that many must face. You may be wondering what you can do to help. Here are some answers to frequently asked Medicaid questions. Medicaid Questions | Can I Give Away $15,000 and Still Qualify for Medicaid? Clients often confuse the […]

Hospital Discharge Instructions for Caregivers

Hospital Discharge Instructions for Caregivers

You are being discharged from a New York hospital after surgery.  How do you designate your daughter to be your caregiver when you return home to recuperate? What if your daughter needs instructions on how to care for you? The Caregiver Advise, Record, and Enable (CARE) Act amended the New York Public Health Law to […]

NY Nursing Home Fined for Beating Death

NY Nursing Home Fined for Beating Death

A Buffalo, New York nursing home where an 82-year-old woman  was beaten to death by another resident has been fined the maximum amount of $10,000 by the New York State Health Department.  She mistakenly wandered unsupervised into a male patient’s room in the dementia unit at Emerald South Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  The man reacted […]

Living Trusts Protect Assets from Nursing Home

Living Trusts Protect Assets from Nursing Home

The free New York NURSING HOME MEDICAID GUIDE answers ” does a living trust protect assets from a nursing home?” It also answers these frequently asked  questions: What are the 2020 asset and income levels that allow Medicaid eligibility? What is the 2020 Medicaid penalty regional rates? What resources are not counted when determining Medicaid eligibility?  How can […]