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Patricia A. Bave

Kommer Bave & Ollman LLP

Patricia A. Bave

Kommer Bave & Ollman LLP

Patricia A. Bave

Kommer Bave & Ollman LLP

Patricia A. Bave is a partner at Kommer Bave & Ollman LLP. She handles a broad range of matters, specializing in elder law, including Medicaid planning and applications, estate planning, including will and trust drafting, estate and trust administration, guardianship proceedings under Article 81 of the Mental Hygiene Law and Article 17A of the Surrogate’s Court Procedure Act and special needs planning.

Ms. Bave is the immediate past co-chair of the Guardianship Committee of the Elder Law and Special Needs Section of the New York State Bar Association and a member of the Trusts and Estates Section. She is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Estate Planning Council of Westchester and is a member and has served as past-chair of the Elder Law Committee and the Adult Guardianship Committee of the Westchester Women’s Bar Association and the Westchester County Bar Association.

Ms. Bave is admitted to practice in New York, Connecticut, and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Firm Description

Kommer Bave & Ollman LLP is a general practice law firm, specializing in personal injury claims and litigation, civil litigation, trusts and estates, elder law, guardianship, special needs planning, business law, family law and real estate transactions. Our attorneys and staff combine a wide range of experience, attention to detail and close personal attention to our clients to achieve the best possible results on their behalf. Importantly, our attorneys and legal professionals work together as a team to develop and implement a winning strategy to achieve success in the client’s transaction or litigation.

Our firm has been an integral part of the Westchester County and New Rochelle Communities for more than 30 years. Robert C. Ollman served as Judge of the City Court of New Rochelle where he heard both civil and criminal matters. Our attorneys have volunteered their time to serve as Arbitrators in the local Courts and have served in many community organizations including the Westchester County and New Rochelle Bar Associations, Lions Club, Boy Scouts, Guidance Center and churches in the New Rochelle area.

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Monday 8:30 AM 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM 6:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM

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5237 145 Huguenot St #402
New Rochelle, NY 10801

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Medicaid 101
What Medicaid Covers

In addition to nursing home care, Medicaid may cover home care and some care in an assisted living facility. Coverage in your state may depend on waivers of federal rules.

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How to Qualify for Medicaid

To be eligible for Medicaid long-term care, recipients must have limited incomes and no more than $2,000 (in most states). Special rules apply for the home and other assets.

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Medicaid’s Protections for Spouses

Spouses of Medicaid nursing home residents have special protections to keep them from becoming impoverished.

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What Medicaid Covers

In addition to nursing home care, Medicaid may cover home care and some care in an assisted living facility. Coverage in your state may depend on waivers of federal rules.

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How to Qualify for Medicaid

To be eligible for Medicaid long-term care, recipients must have limited incomes and no more than $2,000 (in most states). Special rules apply for the home and other assets.

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Medicaid’s Protections for Spouses

Spouses of Medicaid nursing home residents have special protections to keep them from becoming impoverished.

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Medicaid Planning Strategies

Careful planning for potentially devastating long-term care costs can help protect your estate, whether for your spouse or for your children.

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Estate Recovery: Can Medicaid Take My House After I’m Gone?

If steps aren't taken to protect the Medicaid recipient's house from the state’s attempts to recover benefits paid, the house may need to be sold.

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Help Qualifying and Paying for Medicaid, Or Avoiding Nursing Home Care

There are ways to handle excess income or assets and still qualify for Medicaid long-term care, and programs that deliver care at home rather than in a nursing home.

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Are Adult Children Responsible for Their Parents’ Care?

Most states have laws on the books making adult children responsible if their parents can't afford to take care of themselves.

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Applying for Medicaid

Applying for Medicaid is a highly technical and complex process, and bad advice can actually make it more difficult to qualify for benefits.

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Alternatives to Medicaid

Medicare's coverage of nursing home care is quite limited. For those who can afford it and who can qualify for coverage, long-term care insurance is the best alternative to Medicaid.

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ElderLaw 101
Estate Planning

Distinguish the key concepts in estate planning, including the will, the trust, probate, the power of attorney, and how to avoid estate taxes.

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Grandchildren

Learn about grandparents’ visitation rights and how to avoid tax and public benefit issues when making gifts to grandchildren.

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Guardianship/Conservatorship

Understand when and how a court appoints a guardian or conservator for an adult who becomes incapacitated, and how to avoid guardianship.

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Health Care Decisions

We need to plan for the possibility that we will become unable to make our own medical decisions. This may take the form of a health care proxy, a medical directive, a living will, or a combination of these.

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Estate Planning

Distinguish the key concepts in estate planning, including the will, the trust, probate, the power of attorney, and how to avoid estate taxes.

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Grandchildren

Learn about grandparents’ visitation rights and how to avoid tax and public benefit issues when making gifts to grandchildren.

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Guardianship/Conservatorship

Understand when and how a court appoints a guardian or conservator for an adult who becomes incapacitated, and how to avoid guardianship.

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Health Care Decisions

We need to plan for the possibility that we will become unable to make our own medical decisions. This may take the form of a health care proxy, a medical directive, a living will, or a combination of these.

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Long-Term Care Insurance

Understand the ins and outs of insurance to cover the high cost of nursing home care, including when to buy it, how much to buy, and which spouse should get the coverage.

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Medicare

Learn who qualifies for Medicare, what the program covers, all about Medicare Advantage, and how to supplement Medicare’s coverage.

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Retirement Planning

We explain the five phases of retirement planning, the difference between a 401(k) and an IRA, types of investments, asset diversification, the required minimum distribution rules, and more.

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Senior Living

Find out how to choose a nursing home or assisted living facility, when to fight a discharge, the rights of nursing home residents, all about reverse mortgages, and more.

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Social Security

Get a solid grounding in Social Security, including who is eligible, how to apply, spousal benefits, the taxation of benefits, how work affects payments, and SSDI and SSI.

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Special Needs Planning

Learn how a special needs trust can preserve assets for a person with disabilities without jeopardizing Medicaid and SSI, and how to plan for when caregivers are gone.

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Veterans Benefits

Explore benefits for older veterans, including the VA’s disability pension benefit, aid and attendance, and long-term care coverage for veterans and surviving spouses.

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