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Protect Seniors From Falling Victim To Phone Scams

Those who prey on the elderly through phone and door-to-door scams play on fear and intimidation. Imagine this scenario: Your aging loved one lives alone and receives a phone call stating their [...]

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How To Prepare For A Natural Disaster

Hurricane Harvey, that has inundated Texas with rain and harsh winds is leaving many residents homeless and facing the devastation. As a Rochester Elder Law Attorney, Miles Zatkowsky explains he [...]

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Elder abuse is a health issue that faces hundreds of thousands of adults aged 60 and older. These individuals are neglected, abused mentally and/or physically or are financially exploited. [...]

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Medicare Paying for End of Life Talks

Medicare patients are being urged to discuss advance care planning with their doctors more frequently due to new changes in billing codes. Starting this year, Medicare will allow payments to [...]

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Regulating Adult Day Care Programs

New York State Comptroller, Thomas DiNapoli has conducted many audits and analyses of municipalities and programs throughout the state.  His role is to assess how taxpayers’ money is being used. [...]

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Medicare or Obamacare?

If you are approaching age 65 and are currently getting your health insurance through the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”), should you stay on your plan or switch to Medicare?In most cases, you [...]

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Medicare Nursing Home Grading System Altered

The U.S. government has revamped its grading system for nursing homes, and the new way will make it tougher for homes to get higher grades. Currently, about one-third of homes are below standard. [...]

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When Nursing Homes Control Residents’ Assets

A recent NY Times article focused on how some nursing homes seek control of a resident’s assets and income to insure payment of their monthly bills. While the nursing home is entitled to be [...]

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Overseeing The Investments Of Aging Parents

Plenty of attention has been paid lately to baby boomers and whether they are prepared for retirement. But boomers face another problem: their parents’ finances. Many financial advisors and [...]

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Why Do Old Folks Smile?

A famous medical ethicist wrote that the perfect age to die would be 75. But a column in the New York Times offers that by doing so, the ethicist might be missing out on his happiest years. [...]

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