As in previous years, Flushing House has scheduled three elder law seminars for the Spring of 2012. The seminars will focus on how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medicaid Re-Design for New York State will impact healthcare and home care services for older adults. Medicare changes arising from the ACA will also be explored, as well as asset protection trusts and estate planning.
Karen Bassuk, LCSW, Visiting Nurse Service of New York, will give the first seminar on Saturday, June 2. Her talk is about the changing landscape of healthcare and home care. She will examine how New York State’s Medicaid Re-Design and the ACA will impact healthcare and home care services for older adults as well as how changes in insurance — Medicare, Managed Care and Medicaid — will impact the scope, choice and delivery of services available for older adults.
Ronald Fatoullah, an elder law attorney, will give the second seminar on Saturday, June 9. He will explore the status of challenges to the ACA. He will also discuss the five essential documents that every senior must have. In addition, he will explain how older adults can qualify for Medicaid and get the care they need, while still protecting their assets.
Ann Margaret Carrozza, an elder law attorney and former NYS Assembly member, will give the third seminar on Saturday, June 16. She will discuss asset protection trusts for the primary residence and estate tax planning, in light of scheduled 2013 federal estate tax changes. She will also update seniors on how to get the care they need through Medicaid, while still protecting their assets.
All three seminars will be from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the Flushing House dining room, 38-20 Bowne St., Flushing. Refreshments will be available plus free handouts from the speakers. The seminars are open to the public and admission is free.
For more information and to RSVP, call Robert Salant, Flushing House director of community relations, at (347) 532-3025 or or send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.