New York, NY (PRWEB) December 13, 2005
Cutner & Associates, P.C., one of the leading law firms in New York that services the needs of the elderly and disabled, has announced that it will be providing free seminars for health care professionals on topics of current interest. These seminars are targeted for administration and staff of nursing homes, hospitals, social service agencies, adult day care and home care agencies, and for geriatric social workers.
Professionals in this field know that obtaining needed services for the elderly or disabled can be a daunting task. The rules and regulations, and the application forms, are not at all “user friendly.” At best, they are frustrating and difficult, and, at worst, they can be overwhelming obstacles,
Cutner & Associates’ seminars focus on the practical problems that confront health care professionals every day, and present clear, easy-to-follow, explanations of complicated legal requirements.
First and foremost among the concerns of the elderly or disabled is usually how to obtain and pay for long term care. Cutner & Associates’ seminars include detailed discussions concerning eligibility for non-institutional Medicaid (home care), and eligibility for institutional (nursing home) care. Health care professionals will take away a clear understanding of the requirements concerning resources, income, and burial accounts.
The seminars also provide an in-depth look at the issues concerning transferring assets, determining the penalty period, and transferring title to the patient’s home. Health care professionals know that patients and their families have numerous questions about these issues. After attending one of Cutner & Associates’ seminars, health care professionals will be much better prepared to respond to these questions.
The use of trusts and pooled-income trusts are an important part of this discussion. When properly employed, these legal strategies can make a striking difference in the lives of the elderly or disabled. Health care professionals who have a clear understanding of how and when trusts should be part of planning for long term care, will be able to provide an immeasurable service to their patients.
Cutner & Associates’ seminars are borne of a compassionate understanding of the needs of the elderly and disabled, and the knowledge that health care professionals are on the front lines of the battle to preserve their lives and their dignity. Cutner & Associates cares, and its free seminars are part of its ongoing efforts to aid and assist the elderly and disabled.
For further information about Cutner & Associates and its free seminars, see its website, http://www.elder-law-lawyer.com. Also, you will want to bookmark Cutner & Associates’ blog, http://www.elder-law-blog.com.
# # #