Can a Family Caregiver Get Paid by Medicaid?

Yes, you can get paid through Medicaid as a Family Caregiver to your loved one through a program called “CDPAP” which means Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program. This is a Medicaid-sponsored plan that empowers you to personally choose, evaluate and hire a friend or family member as your caregiver. Yes, you can get the care… Read More »

When Should I Update My Estate Plan?

Many clients will ask the question, “When should I update my estate plan?” The answer is usually, whenever something big happens in your life. All too often, clients will execute a Durable Power of Attorney, a Health Care Proxy, a Living Will, and a Last Will and Testament and believe they no longer need to… Read More »

Leave A Legacy Event – Learn About The Theresa Foundation Pooled Income Trust of New York

Leaving A Legacy While Enjoying Chocolate and Wine — Interested in learning more about pooled income trust? Join us for our Leave A Legacy Event! Who: Theresa Foundation, a Long Island based non-profit organization helping children with special needs.   What: Theresa Foundation will be holding a “Leaving A Legacy” to raise awareness about the… Read More »

Caregiver’s Support Group: Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Our team of elder law, estate planning and special needs attorneys at Russo Law Group, P.C. have represented the elderly and people with special needs/disabilities since 1985.   We welcome caregivers, families and friends of those with Alzheimer’s/Dementia to join us to share experiences, feelings and information.   During these meeting, you will also learn valuable… Read More »

No, Your Living Will is NOT a DNR

Many individuals who seek counsel in our office come in ready to talk about a DNR (Do Not Resuscitate). They believe it to be a document that allows them to forgo life support in the event of a catastrophic event. However, the document which lets an individual express their wishes to refuse treatment in the… Read More »

What if I Have a Contract to Reduce My Property Taxes, But I Want to Sell My Home?

A constant concern here on Long Island is the continued increase in Property Taxes and the ever-increasing cost of living.  The application for state program real estate tax exemptions (such as Basic STAR, Enhanced STAR or Veterans exemptions) may help to ease the burden, but there are instances where homeowners may not be eligible for… Read More »

Warning Long Islanders of a New Telephone Scam

We would like to share with our subscribers some important news that was published in Newsday: Suffolk County officials warn of new telephone scam By Craig Schneider and Joan Gralla Updated March 7, 2019 9:47 PM In a case involving a Melville man who fell victim, spoofing software made it appear as if the calls… Read More »

Spam, Scams and Phishing

Scams are on the rise! Whether it be in the form of a phone call, email, or direct mailing, scam artists are trying to steal your personal information. The IRS has continuously warned taxpayers to think twice before providing any sensitive information to anyone, even if the request appears to come from the IRS. Scams… Read More »

Healthcare, Social Media, and Digital Communication

Social Media Association Presents “Healthcare, Social Media, and Digital Communication” When: Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 8:30 am to 10:00 am Where: Northwell Health Ralph A. Nappi Campus, Conference Center, Second Floor. 2000 Marcus Avenue, New Hyde Park, NY 11042 Pricing: SMA Members $20, PRPLI/LIVP $25, Non-Members $30, Students $15 Social media and other digital technology… Read More »