In 1965, Congress passed the Older Americans Act in response to a concern over a lack of social services for seniors. The Act required each state to create and administer a Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program.
Many people mistakenly believe they are not eligible for Medicaid services in the home because their income is over the Medicaid income limit which is currently $904 per month. This is just not true!
A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia is a jarring experience, but unfortunately, approximately one in three seniors suffers from some type of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently announced that it will start offering financial assistance to help cover funeral costs for individuals who died as a result of COVID-19.
The Medicaid program is jointly funded by the federal government and the individual states. It is administered locally through state and county programs.
Makofsky Law Group, P.C. and Care Answered recently hosted a webinar on the upcoming changes to the community Medicaid program. Attorney Deidre M. Baker discussed the financial changes and the new lookback period while Nicole Christensen discussed the increased medical assessment standards that are expected.
Deidre M. Baker, Esq. of the Makofsky Law Group, P.C. and Nicole Christensen of Care Answered will be discussing the significant upcoming changes to the Community Medicaid program including the new home care lookback and penalty period rules and more stringent medical eligibility rules.
We happily announce that Lisa R. Valente is now a partner at Makofsky Law Group, P.C. Lisa is a long-time employee of the firm, having begun her employment in 1995 in a part-time position.
Congratulations if you are approaching retirement age! Before you plan that big party, however, make sure that you have put some thought into when to claim your Social Security benefits.
2020 was a tough year. Many people are ready to put it in the past, but we cannot forget the lessons 2020 taught us. Our daily lives were upended and many individuals faced the reality that their affairs were not in order during a frightening time.
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