Medicaid Planning

Quality nursing home care can cost over $15,000 per month and can potentially deplete your family’s life savings in no time unless you make a plan with an experienced elder law attorney…

Special Needs Planning

A supplemental needs trust is a special type of trust created pursuant to New York State law for a person under the age of 65 with a “severe and chronic or persistent disability”. If the trust is properly created, the assets of the trust will not impact the disabled beneficiary’s eligibility for Medicaid

Elder Law

An elder law attorney can help you plan today for tomorrow. Elder law is a combination of numerous legal practice areas such as trusts, estates, estate administration, long-term care planning, tax, and special needs planning…

Wills, Trusts, and Estate

You work hard all your life to save for your retirement, a rainy day, and to insure that you can pass your savings on to your loved ones. Worrying about estate taxes and ensuring that there is enough money …

Guardianship Protection

A guardianship proceeding is usually commenced if someone can no longer make decisions and needs assistance with personal and/or financial affairs and is incapable of attending to such needs on their own…

New Client Intake Forms

Please download and complete the following forms prior to our first meeting. Bring the forms with you to our first meeting or fax them prior to your appointment so that we may begin the process of protecting you and yours…

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“By failing to plan – you are planning to fail”

– Benjamin Franklin –

Salvatore is a partner in the law firm Maker, Fragale & Di Costanzo, LLP, located in Rye, New York, and Yorktown Heights, New York. Salvatore is an attorney and accountant whose main area of practice is elder law, estate planning, and special needs planning, including  wills, trusts, probate and administration of estates, Medicaid law, asset preservation, nursing home and home care planning, and planning for individuals with special needs.

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My dad had a stroke, which has led to aphasia and mild dementia. He can't communicate the right words but he seems to be able to understand, although he forgets things. Before his stroke, he put me on his bank account to manage paying his bills. I am also the beneficiary on his life insurance and annuities. Do I still need to have him sign a power of attorney or something?

I just applied for Medicaid for my mom and dad to receive home care. I don't think either of them will move into a nursing home because they have friends and family nearby. My mom is confined to a wheelchair and needs daily assistance with eating and bathing. My dad will be starting dialysis soon. My question is, will Medicaid attach itself to my parents' home if they are receiving home aid? Currently the deed is only in my dad’s name.

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