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New York State’s Home Care Worker Wage Parity Law will be applicable to Personal Assistants

New York State’s Home Care Worker Wage Parity Law will be applicable to Personal Assistants

POLICY ALERT:  Effective October 13, 2017, New York State’s Home Care Worker Wage Parity Law will be applicable to Personal Assistants providing home care and related services through the Medicaid CDPAS program.  The Wage Parity Law establishes a minimum rate of compensation for any home care aide providing services that is paid for by a government agency.

The Wage Parity Law is already applicable to other categories of home care aides, including home health aides, personal care aides and home attendants employed by certified home health agencies, long term home health care programs and managed care plans.  The requirement to pay more to home care aides means that the “overhead” costs of providing care will increase.

If State funding of the Medicaid program does not also increase, this creates an incentive for managed care plans and their vendors to limit home care service hours.  This has negative consequences for the people in need of care, and for the people who earn their living providing it.

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Outstanding Women in Business & Community Leadership: Judith and Joanne

Outstanding Women in Business & Community Leadership: Judith and Joanne

Grimaldi & Yeung LLP is proud to announce that their partners, Judith D. Grimaldi and Joanne Seminara are once again being honored for their outstanding achievements in business and in the community! 

NIA Community Services Network will be honoring both Ms. Grimaldi and Ms. Seminara as Outstanding Women in Business & Community Leadership at the NIA’s 19th Annual Community Recognition Awards Dinner on Thursday, September 28, 2017. 

The NIA Community Services Network, Inc., is a not-for-profit community service organization dedicated to addressing issues that impact youth, families, and seniors. NIA’s mission, “Building strong children, strong families and strong communities,”  located in the diverse and underserved neighborhoods of New York City.

We congratulate them on this highly esteemed and very deserving honor!

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Phone: 718-238-6960
Brooklyn and Manhattan Offices:

9201 4th Ave, 6th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11209

546 Fifth Avenue, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10036

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New Medicare cards: more protection to over 55 million Americans

New Medicare cards: more protection to over 55 million Americans

To prevent fraud and illegal use, the new Medicare cards won’t include Social Security numbers

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is preparing a fraud prevention initiative that removes Social Security numbers from Medicare cards to help prevent identity theft.

The new cards will use a unique, randomly-assigned number called a Medicare Beneficiary Identifier, to replace the Social Security-based Health Insurance Claim Number currently used on the Medicare card. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will begin mailing new cards in April 2018 and will meet the congressional deadline for replacing all Medicare cards by April 2019.

Providers and beneficiaries will both be able to use secure look-up tools that will provide access to the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier number when they need them. There will also be a 21-month transition period where providers will be able to use either the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier number or the Social Security-based Health Insurance Claim number to help ease the transition for a comprehensive plan for the removal of Social Security numbers and transition to the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier numbers.

Read full press release here

Personal identity theft affects a large and growing number of individuals, especially people age 65 or older who are increasingly the victims of this type of crime. Identity theft can take not only an emotional toll on those who experience it, but also a financial one. It can also disrupt lives, damage credit ratings and result in inaccuracies in medical records and costly false claims.

For more information about Social Security, visit the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services website

 

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Phone: 718-238-6960
Brooklyn and Manhattan Offices:

9201 4th Ave, 6th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11209

546 Fifth Avenue, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10036

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Judith D. Grimaldi speaks at the NYSBA Elder Law and Special Needs Summer Meeting

Judith D. Grimaldi speaks at the NYSBA Elder Law and Special Needs Summer Meeting

This month, the New York State Bar Association’s Elder Law and Special Needs Section Summer Meeting invited Judith D Grimaldi to speak on:

New Developments in Elder Law: New Medicaid Eligibility Rules, Federal & State Legislative Changes, Recent Cases and Decisions of Interest, Administrative Pronouncements

               

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9201 4th Ave, 6th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11209

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New York, NY 10036

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CaringKind Alzheimer’s Walk — September 24, 2017

CaringKind Alzheimer’s Walk — September 24, 2017

Grimaldi & Yeung LLP will participate in this year’s CaringKind Alzheimer’s Walk!

Please join us on Sunday, September 24, 2017 as we gather together for a day full of remembrance, promise and hope!

WHEN:
The Walk will be held on Sunday, September 24, 2017
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM

WHERE:
Coney Island Boardwalk:
15th Street & Boardwalk, Brooklyn, NY

ABOUT THE CHARITY
On December 1, 2015, the New York City Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association separated from the National Alzheimer’s Association, to return to their roots as a stand-alone, independent charity. The nation’s leading experts in Alzheimer’s care, education and support can still be found at 360 Lexington Avenue under the new name, CaringKind, The Heart of Alzheimer’s Caregiving.

 Plus: Team Grimaldi & Yeung will be invited to a post-walk lunch at a local Coney Island Restaurant.

If you are interested in donating and/or joining us for this cause, kindly visit Grimaldi & Yeung’s team page by clicking on the link below: https://give.caringkindnyc.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donordrive.team&teamID=8945

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It’s Coming! Senior Tech Day hosted by Bay Ridge Center

It’s Coming! Senior Tech Day hosted by Bay Ridge Center

Senior Tech Day will bring the latest tech tools and innovations designed to help seniors and their caregivers.  Also instructors will explain how to use technology to help with everyday tasks. 

How-to Senior Sessions *Computers Made Simple* *Social Media for Seniors* *Smart Phone 101* *Smart TV Lessons*  *How to bank Online*
*Caretaker Aid Products* *Cool Senior Gadgets*
FREE REFRESHMENTS & BEVERAGES
LIMITED SENIOR BROWN BAG LUNCH

When: 
Saturday, June 24, 2017, 12PM – 5PM
WhereOur Lady of Angels, 7420 4th Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11209

For:
Seniors 55 + …and caregivers of all ages!
Why: Bay Ridge Center wants you to learn about innovative tech solutions, products, and services available for seniors and caregivers.

Co-sponsored by Community Board Ten’ s Senior Issues, Housing Health &Welfare Committee

For further information please call Bay Ridge Center at 718-748-0650, X115

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