Category Archives: Rochester NY Elder and Estate Law

Nursing Home COVID-19 Data and Inspections Results

Nursing Home COVID-19 Data and Inspections Results

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have posted the first set of underlying coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) nursing home data. On April 19, 2020, CMS announced the requirement that nursing homes inform residents, their families, and their representatives of COVID-19 cases in their facilities. Nursing homes are also required to report COVID-19 cases […]

Nursing Homes Severely Understaffed During Covid-19

Nursing Homes Severely Understaffed During Covid-19

During a crisis, sufficient staffing is critical to a nursing home’s ability to care for their residents. In the months leading up to the Covid-19 pandemic, most facilities failed to maintain sufficient staffing to meet every resident’s needs. The latest data on staffing for every U.S. nursing home can help you identify and assess the extent […]

Rochester Estate Planning Lawyer Discusses Dying Without a Will

Rochester Estate Planning Lawyer Discusses Dying Without a Will

As a Rochester Estate Planning lawyer, clients often ask me what will happen if they die without a will. Contrary to popular belief, your estate will not go to the state of New York if you die without a will in most instances. However, if you have a spouse and children, they will receive your […]

Rochester Estate Planning Lawyer on Health Care Proxies

Rochester Estate Planning Lawyer Discusses Health Care Proxie’s

As a Rochester Estate Planning lawyer, people often ask me about health care proxies. I recommend people of all ages have both a health care proxy and a living will. A health care proxy is a document in which you appoint an agent and an alternate agent to carry out your medical wishes if you […]

How Can I Protect My Heirs From Excessive Tax Penalties When They Inherit My Estate In Buffalo?

Estate planning is a key component of ensuring that your wealth passes to your loved ones with minimal interference from the IRS. There are as many approaches to estate planning as their are estates, but in general, planning for your estate using wills and trusts gives you control over your assets and wealth while you’re […]

I’m Well Off, But Have A Progressive Disease And Want To Protect My Family And Assets In Retirement. How Can I Know I’ll Have The Help I May Need In Buffalo, And Leave A Legacy For My Heirs?

American seniors are healthier than ever, but also live with chronic and progressive diseases that are often well controlled for decades. As you consider retirement, it’s absolutely justified to think about what the future might hold for any ongoing health condition, and take reasonable steps to protect your wealth and your family should additional care […]

Free National Senior Health & Fitness Day Fair

National Senior Health & Fitness Day Fair on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 from 11 AM-2 PM at the Akron-Newstead Senior Center, 5691 Cummings Road, Akron, New York will provide the following absolutely free: Seminars by five speakers. Beth Nicastro, RN and Women’s Health Educator/Community Coordinator WomenCare for Catholic Health System will speak about diabetes. Leanne […]

Should I Prepare a New York Power of Attorney If I Want To Manage My Own Affairs While I Am living?

A New York power of attorney is a form in which you can name someone to handle specific acts on your behalf, typically financial acts. If you were to become unable to manage your affairs while you are living and you do not have a power of attorney, a loved one will have to go […]

New York Mom Sued For Home Gift

A son sued his mother and sister alleging that his sister used duress and undue influence to cause their elderly and ailing mother to transfer her New York assets to her. He claimed that this transfer frustrated his mother’s expressed intent to give her assets equally in her will to her two children. He alleged […]