Medicaid And Disability Planning In New York

We Want To Help You Achieve The Seemingly Impossible

It can be daunting and intimidating to look at the cost of long-term care in New York. When you calculate in nursing home expenses, doctors' visits, prescription medications, potential surgeries and other common costs, you may despair of ever being able to care for yourself or your aging family members.

At Cohen & Lombardo, P.C., we understand the challenges you face, and we are here to see you through them. From assisting you with a Medicaid application to creating a special trust as part of a unique disability planning strategy, our lawyers have the experience you can count on.

Past clients return to us time after time because they are so pleased with the quality of the services we provide. In fact, families throughout the Buffalo area and beyond have remained loyal to our law firm for generations.

Creating A Strategy Today For A Secure Future Tomorrow

Because Medicaid has a five-year "look back" period, it's critical that you know ahead of time what you need to do now in regard to:

  • Keeping financial records
  • Gifting property to friends and family
  • Protecting your legacy

Our goal is to protect you from having to hand over all your assets to the government in order to pay for nursing home care. In some cases, this may mean drafting trusts or other estate planning documents. In other cases, we can advise you about long-term care insurance, which can be an effective route for many people.

We will review all your options with you and give you the information you need today so that you feel prepared for whatever comes. Read some frequently asked questions about Medicaid planning and eligibility in New York, or contact our law firm today for a consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.

Contact Cohen & Lombardo, P.C.,

Call our Elmwood Village or Amherst office at 716-262-8428 or send us an email to start planning for your own or a loved one's retirement years. Our team is here to offer the insightful counsel you seek.

Resources-

"Genworth, a long-term care insurer, annually surveys providers as to the cost of homemaker and home health aide services; adult day care, assisted living and nursing home residence. The results are included in a report which can be found at https://www.genworth.com/dam/Americas/US/PDFs/Consumer/corporate/New-York-040114.pdf."

"Medicare's Nursing Home Compare website provides a way of measuring and contrasting the performance of skilled nursing facilities throughout the U.S. See, http://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare Nursing Home Compare rates each facility in three categories: Quality Measures, Staffing and Health Inspections. In each category, the facility is rated on a 1 to 5 star scale (1 is much below average, 5 is much above average), and then an Overall rating is assigned."