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Sara Meyers Esq.

Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano LLP

Sara Meyers Esq.

Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano LLP

Sara Meyers Esq.

Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano LLP

Ms. Meyers is Member at the firm of Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP. She concentrates her practice on Elder Law and long term care planning strategies, with a focus on Medicaid home care and nursing home issues. Prior to joining Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, Ms. Meyers was the staff attorney at the Sadin Institute on Law of the Brookdale Center on Aging of Hunter College. She concentrated on Medicaid, home care, and the Medicare Part D prescription drug program. She created materials and conducted training seminars for social service providers, attorneys, social workers and geriatric care mangers on topics including Elder Law, Medicaid, Medicare, home care, and Administrative Appeals. Ms. Meyers has authored "Utilizing Medicaid Home Care as a Solution in a Post-DRA World," New York State Bar Association Elder Law Attorney, Summer 2007 and Westchester County Bar Journal, June 2007. Ms. Meyers is a frequent lecturer for Elder Law Programs at the New York State Bar and Westchester County Bar Associations, and the Sadin Law Institute of the Brookdale Center on Aging. She was a Speaker, New York State Bar: "The New Medicaid Law," Seminar, Elder Law Section, Fall 2006; "Basics of Elder Law," Seminar, Elder Law Section, Spring 2007; "Supplemental Needs Trusts," Seminar, Fall 2007. Speaker: "Elder Law Update," Pace Law School CLE, Fall 2004 and Spring 2007; "Medicare Part D," Senior Umbrella Network of Nassau County (SUNN) and Sunnyside Senior Center, Queens, NY; New York City Mayor's Conference on Alzheimer's Disease, Fall 2006; "Early Stage Forum," Alzheimer's Association, Spring 2007; "Advanced Medicaid Update," Department of Health Care & Public Administration, Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus, 2000-2006. Ms. Meyers has been featured in New York Newsday and on BCAT Brooklyn Cable Television, Reporter's Roundtable. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Elder Law Section (Executive Committee and 9th District Delegate), and the Westchester County Bar Association and the Elder Law Committee. Ms. Meyers has a B.A. in history from Brandeis University and a J.D. from the Cardozo School of Law. Ms. Meyers is a volunteer attorney for Legal Services of the Hudson Valley and is a Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Westchester Day School in Mamaroneck, New York.

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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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