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Learn the basics (2)+

  • Nursing Homes and Alternatives

    Mobilization for Justice has updated "Nursing Homes and Alternatives,"originally published by Friends & Relatives of the Institutionalized Aged (FRIA). Called "the bible of long-term care for the elderly and their caregivers," this book has been used by many families to ensure that their relatives receive the care they deserve. Content Detail

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    Mobilization for Justice
  • Tony's Top Ten Tips On Long Term Care

    This article provides useful tips when planning for long term care. Read More

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    Center for Elder Law & Justice

Hospice (1)+

  • Hospice for End of Life Care

    This resource provides additional information on Hospice Care and how it works. Note that NYS now has a website to find a hospice in your county at http://homecare.nyhealth.gov/. This is better than links on this AARP page. Content Detail

Selecting long-term care (1)+

Medicaid home care and nursing home care (7)+

  • Applying for Medicaid Personal Care Services in New York City

    Read about the new procedures for applying for Medicaid home care in New York City, for most adults over age 21 who have Medicare and are applying for home care. People under age 21 and those without Medicare still use the old procedures of applying for home care, which are also explained in this article. Content Detail

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    New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG): Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program
  • Applying for Medicaid Personal Care Services Outside New York City

    Explanation of process of applying for Medicaid personal care services, with a guide to filling out the physician's form needed to apply. Download form for Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Content Detail

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    New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG): Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program
  • Medicaid Reimbuirsement of Home Care Expenses

    How to apply for reimbursement when you or your family paid out of pocket for home care before you applied for home care, or while your application was being processed. Content Detail

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    New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG): Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program
  • New York Medicaid Choice website on Managed Long Term Care

    New York Medicaid Choice is a private company under contract to the NYS Dept. of Health to handle all enrollment into Medicaid managed long term care plans across the state. On its website, this company posts updated contact lists for all managed long term care plans, as well as Medicaid Advantage Plus and PACE plans. Also download the Brochures that explain the different types of plans. Content Detail

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    Maximus/ New York Medicaid Choice
  • New York State Medicaid Law for People Needing Nursing Home Care

    Information on Transfer of Asset rules for Medicaid, which can delay coverage by Medicaid for nursing home care. For Medicaid services received while living in the community, there are no transfer of asset penalties. Content Detail

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    Goldfarb, Abrandt Salzman & Kutzin LLP
  • Nursing Home Medicaid Coverage - Basic Financial Eligibility Rules about Income, Resources, and Spousal Protections

    Rules about Financial Eligibility for Medicaid to pay for Nursing Home Care in NYS -- what income must be used to pay for care, what happens to your home, etc. Content Detail

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    New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG): Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program
  • Tools for Selecting a Managed Long Term Care Plan

    How to decide which managed long term care plan is best for you, now that enrollment in these plans is mandatory for most adults in New York City, Long Island and Westchester, who are over age 21 who have Medicare and need long-term care. Adults in other counties will gradually be required to enroll in these plans in 2013 and 2014. Content Detail

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    New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG): Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program

Other alternatives to nursing home care (3)+

  • Directory of NYS Home Care Agencies

    Use this site to find information about home health agencies and hospice programs in New York State. By clicking on a county, you will be linked to a list of certified home health agencies, hospice programs, long term home health care programs, and licensed home care service agencies in that county. On that list, click on the "Learn More" for an explanation of these different programs. Note that this site does not include personal care a/k/a home attendant programs, which are administered by your local county Dept. of Social Services (CASAs in NYC). Content Detail

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    New York State Department of Health
  • Resident's Guide to Assisted Living in NYS

    Guide for people now in assisted living to check how much their residence helps them live as independently as possible. Suggests ways to work with staff and other residents to make it better, and explains resident rights. Content Detail

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    Long Term Care Community Coalition of NYS
  • Thinking of Moving to an Assisted Living Residence? A Guidebook for Finding Choice & Independence

    Guide for people thinking of moving to assisted living to help evaluate the quality of care in the facilities and to choose a residence that helps them live as independently as possible. Explains resident rights. Content Detail

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    Long Term Care Community Coalition of NYS

Your rights while living in a nursing home or as a patient in a VA Hospital (3)+

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