How Much Money Can I Keep And Still Qualify For Medicaid For A Nursing Home in New York?

Medicaid is a program that pays for medical expenses and nursing home costs. Medicaid is a joint federal and state government program, so the rules about Medicaid eligibility vary from state to state. The requirements are generally fairly strict, because the program is intended to only pay for nursing home expenses of individuals with low…

What Is The Difference Between A Living Trust And A Living Will?

Many people use the terms “living trust” and “living will” interchangeably. Although both contain the word “living”, they are very different legal documents that accomplish different goals. A person may prepare both a living trust and a living will as a part of an estate plan. A living trust is a document that a person…

What Can I Do If I Don’t Have a Power of Attorney For My Parents and They Become Unable to Handle Their Affairs?

Unfortunately, many people find themselves in the position of wanting to help their elderly loved ones, but legally being unable to do so. If a parent failed to do any planning for their incapacity, it may become necessary to seek a guardianship. Typically, when a person does estate planning, the attorney will prepare a power…

Can I Give Away My Assets So That Medicaid Will Pay For My Nursing Home Care in New York?

Medicaid is a program that is jointly funded between the federal government and individual states. Medicaid pays for medical care for certain low-income individuals. One of the most important benefits of Medicaid for many seniors is the nursing home payment – Medicaid will pay for long-term care in a nursing home. However, in order to…

Does My Estate Have To Go Through Probate in New York When I Pass Away?

Many clients are fearful about their loved ones going through probate when they pass away. They may have heard horror stories about how complicated, expensive, or time consuming probate is. Whether your estate has to go through probate depends on which assets you own, how they are titled, and whether you have completed transfer on…

National Senior Health & Fitness Day

National Senior Health & Fitness Day is being celebrated at a completely free fair on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 from 12-4 PM at the Akron-Newstead Senior Center, 5691 Cummings Road, Akron, NY. The goal of this health and fitness day is to promote the importance of regular physical activity and to improve the health and…