Estate & Elder Law: Securing Medicaid Coverage in Flushing, Queens

As the senior residents of Flushing, Queens get older, making sure that they receive the medical care they need is of vital importance. Paying for long term care can cost up to $15,000 per month, so planning ahead is crucial. Some seniors have purchased long term care insurance. Others have sufficient savings to afford in home care or even nursing home care. However, for the majority of Flushing residents who have not purchased long term care insurance or who can not (or do not wish to) spend thousands of dollars a month for long term care, Medicaid may become necessary at some point. If you have never thought enough about your long term healthcare options, it’s probably a good time to discuss the matter with a medicaid or elder lawyer. For now, I will try to share some valuable information regarding qualifying for medicaid in NY and help get you going.

       Medicaid is a joint state and federal program which provides medical and long term care coverage for residents below certain income and asset levels. More about qualifying for Medicaid can be found by clicking here. What New York residents may not know is that while Medicaid doesn’t count your home as a resource if you reside there, they will come after your home when you pass away, leaving your children with the bill. As such, it is important to consider the various options available in order to effectively protect your home from Medicaid liens and recovery. If planned properly, seniors can receive the car they need while protecting the assets they worked so hard for.  Such planning options include trusts and life estates, and should only be implemented in consultation with a qualified Queens elder lawyer.

Contributed by Roman Aminov:

Law Offices of Roman Aminov 147-17 Union Tpke, Flushing, NY 11367 (347) 766-2685

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Bayside House of the Week 11/10/18

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The Bayside House of the Week is a beautiful two-family colonial.

The house features two three-bedroom apartments on each floor with two full baths, living room, formal dining room and an eat-in-kitchen. There’s also a family room, full bathroom and 2-car garage on the ground floor.

The home is located next door to the LIRR (an easy commute!) and Bell Boulevard. It’s a must see!

This property is listed by Carollo Real Estate for $1,588,000.


NYC Aces Tennis holding tryouts this Sunday

NYC Aces Tryout Nov 11thIs your child interested in tennis? If so, you should take them to the NYC Aces Tennis Scholarship Program Tryouts. The program will allow your child to access high-quality tennis instruction at a low cost or for free.

The tryouts are open for pre-K through grade 3 students and no prior tennis experience is required. Loaner racquets are available.

The tryouts occur from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Queens College Indoor Tennis Center, which is located at 65-30 Kissena Blvd.


Tree planting at Alley Pond Park

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This Saturday, swing by Alley Pond Park for a tree planting event.

Volunteers with the Stewardship Team will help add more trees, which improve air quality, reduce pollution and lower energy costs.

All volunteers will be trained in proper planting techniques.

Attendees are encouraged to come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing you don’t mind getting dirty.

Bring your own water bottle as well.

Volunteers under 18 must have a chaperone.

Register for the event here.


Whitestone House of the Week 11/3/18

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The Whitestone House of the Week is a beautiful brick ranch on an oversized lot.
In addition to the 5,000-square-foot lot, there are hardwood floors throughout the home as well as a den with a working fireplace, a large master bedroom, an eat-in-kitchen, two bathrooms and a large entertaining finished basement with access to the garage.
The property is listed by Carollo Real Estate for $1,149,888.

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Flushing Town Hall hosts fundraiser


The Fragrance of the Moon Night fundraiser for FTH returns with special guests from the Danny DeGennaro Foundation in Pennsylvania. Enjoy a night of hard rock n’ roll, jazz, and pop music and celebrate the season of gratitude and appreciation with our hosts Dr. Hsing-Lih Chou and Ms. Joann Hsieh. Ages 21 and up.

The event is taking place on Sunday, November 4 at 6 p.m. Enjoy cocktails and 6 p.m. followed by a concert at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $30 Balcony/$70 Orchestra/$100 Box/$200 VIP (Call 718-463-7700 ext. 222 for VIP & Box Seats)