Reducing dependence on nursing homes in favor of smaller community-based congregate care settings and caring for the elderly at home is the top recommendation in a new report issued by the New York State Bar Association’s Task Force on Nursing Homes and Long-Term Care. The task force’s review of the impact of COVID-19 on nursing … Continued
Practice Area: Elder Law & Special Needs
The changes to the New York Statutory Short Form Power of Attorney (POA) are long overdue.
A bill advanced by the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) and signed into law by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo will protect consumers who want a trusted individual to handle their legal affairs should they become incapacitated and need to execute a power of attorney form.
The issue is not whether we will die, but how we will die and who makes decisions at life’s end. For terminally ill patients with decision-making capacity, there are options to hasten death such as stopping life-sustaining treatments or refusing food and water. There is also the medical aid in dying option that David C. … Continued
The coronavirus was simply the spotlight that exposed systemic problems in how care and services are provided to elderly residents in nursing homes across New York. A history of failure to enforce laws and standards of care directly correlates to how facilities could care for their residents when confronted with a pandemic. This was a … Continued
The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) is examining why a disproportionate number of residents died from COVID-19 in nursing homes and long-term care facilities across the state. Nearly 6,700 coronavirus deaths occurred in nursing homes in New York State, the most of any state. According to the New York Times, 40% of all coronavirus … Continued
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