Amendment to the Minimum Wage Order for Home Care Aides Who Work a Shift of 24 Hours

Back in September, the home care industry’s business model was challenged.  Historically, home care agencies paid live-in home care aides as follows – 13 (of 24) hours for work 8 hours for sleep (5 which are uninterrupted), and 3 uninterrupted hours for meals. The NY State Appellate Division decided two cases on the issue of… Read More »

Do I Need a MOLST Form? Part 1

A MOLST (Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) form is a medical order form that tells healthcare providers a patient’s medical orders for life-sustaining treatment. The form includes medical orders and patient preferences regarding resuscitation instructions when the patient has no pulse or is not breathing (CPR order or DNR order); and it also includes orders… Read More »

How Can a Crowdfunding Account Affect a Person on Medicaid and SSI?

Over the past couple of years, when on social media, I have seen more and more crowdfunding and personal fundraising efforts. Crowdfunding sites such as GoFundMe and Kickstarter cut out the middleman of fundraising, allowing the person or organization in need to appeal directly to the general public. In many cases, crowdfunding takes place when… Read More »

GuildNet Drop Out

What will come of Managed Long-Term Care Providers? That is the question many are asking today after New York State’s largest Medicaid Managed Long-Term Care Plan (MLTC), GuildNet, ceases to enroll members in Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties. The company announced this decision due to what they call, “calamitous state of reimbursement,” resulting in incurring… Read More »

Join Us at Our Next Round Table Luncheon for Healthcare Professionals

What: Round Table Luncheon for Healthcare Professionals When: March 30, 2016; 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm Where: Puglia’s of Garden City   On Wednesday, March 30, 2016, Russo Law Group, P.C. will be hosting their next Round Table Luncheon for Healthcare Professionals at Puglia’s of Garden City from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Attorneys from… Read More »

Should the Hospital Inform a Family Caregiver If a Patient is Discharged?

Hospitals will soon be required to provide information to caregivers about their loved one’s discharge and instructions for administering medical aftercare. Thanks to the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act, patients in New York hospitals will be allowed to designate a caregiver in their medical record. Once the caregiver is designated, the hospital is required… Read More »

24th Annual Elder Law Conference for Healthcare Professionals and Luncheon: A Successful Event!

This past Wednesday, June 17, we had over 115 healthcare professionals join us at our 24th Annual Elder Law Conference for Healthcare Professionals and Luncheon at the Coral House in Baldwin. Healthcare Professionals were invited to join us for a comprehensive educational conference promoting working together for success. Attendees enjoyed receiving updates and walking through… Read More »

24th Annual Elder Law Conference for Healthcare Professionals and Luncheon

We are looking forward to hosting our upcoming 24th Annual Elder Law Conference for Healthcare Professionals and Luncheon on Wednesday, June 17, 2015.  This year’s event will be held from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Coral House in Baldwin. This year’s Conference is titled, “Working Together for Success.”  We believe it is very… Read More »

Healthcare Professional Round-Table Luncheon

This past Wednesday, March 4, 2015, we hosted our quarterly Healthcare Professional Round-table Luncheon at Borrelli’s Italian Restaurant of East Meadow. Healthcare professionals were invited to enjoy lunch with some of their colleagues, guest speaker, Robin Marks, the Regional Director of Community & Resident Relations from Amber Court Assisted Living of Westbury, and the attorneys… Read More »