Why Medicaid?

There’s a light at the end of the health insurance tunnel, and it’s called Medicaid! Whether you like or dislike government assistance, it’s a matter of fact, that your elderly or disabled loved one’s have the following choices: 1)         deplete their life savings, use the equity of their homes, and use their income to pay… Read more »

Managed Long Term Care Plan

THINGS TO KNOW In 2015 Medicaid recipients 21 years old or older, who are dual eligible, have both Medicare and Medicaid, and receive either home care services or nursing home care through a Managed Long Term Care Agency (MLTCA) will be eligible to join FIDA (Fully Integrated Dual Advantage) program. Current MLTCA plan provides the following… Read more »

Spousal Impoverishment Budgeting

New Changes in Spousal Impoverishment Budgeting: On August 5, 2014 New York State Department of Health issued their famous GIS (General Information System), GIS 14 MA/015, which basically eliminated the use of a pooled income trust for a married individual.  It meant that excess or surplus income (in 2014 $809 per month), was not allowed… Read more »

Accessing Medicaid Home Care Services

Don’t Let The New Regulation Discourage You From Accessing Medicaid Home-Care Services  New regulation recently passed regarding the use of the “Spousal Refusal,” is discouraging many eligible applicants from applying for Medicaid. However, once the applicant understands the new regulation, they will see that there are still opportunities to protect their life savings and receive… Read more »

Medicaid v. Private

Several times a week, when I discuss Medicaid eligibility, I hear the following reaction:   “I am not going to subject my parents to a Medicaid home attendant,” or “I am not going to subject my parents to a Medicaid nursing facility”.  Moreover, they would prefer spending down their loved one’s life-savings thinking their loved one’s will receive… Read more »

Is Medicaid for me?

With the ever changing health insurance rules and regulations, and the fact that no one truly has a clear understanding of what the new Affordable Care Act will offer or take, one thing is very clear, more and more elderly and disabled individuals will explore Medicaid eligibility. Most elderly and disabled individuals earned the right… Read more »

It’s never too late to apply for Medicaid

Individuals privately paying for home-care services or in need of nursing home care and are afraid to apply for Medicaid medical assistance, because of the five (5) year look back period, will deplete their life savings for no reason at all.   Applicants can and are able to protect some or all of their income, resources,… Read more »

Should I apply for Medicaid?

With the ever changing health insurance rules and regulations, and the fact that no one truly has a clear understanding of what the new Affordable Care Act will offer or take, one thing is very clear, more and more elderly and disabled individuals will explore Medicaid eligibility.   Most elderly and disabled individuals earned the… Read more »

We’ve Moved!

Elder Care Services, Inc. is proud to announce the move of our office to 108-18 Queens Boulevard, Suite 801 in Forest Hills, New York! With the recent move, our clients will reap many benefits including a more centralized location and a larger office.   Moving from the suburbs of Queens to the heart of Forest… Read more »

What Can I Expect from Mediciad Home Health Care?

With the ever-changing state of the government, it’s no surprise individuals, especially those on Medicaid and in need of additional health care, don’t have the knowledge to understand and receive the care they deserve. While we recommend individuals consult with a knowledgeable Medicaid professional, we are going to outline some of the basics of home… Read more »