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What is the New York State Partnership for Long-Term Care?

In the advanced stages of life, home care, nursing home care and living assistance are some of the various realities that many individuals and families need to deal with. These services are often expensive, which means that many people usually rely on federal and state government assistance to make sure that the final years of life are spent comfortably and respectfully. One such assistance program that people in New York should know about is the New York State Partnership for Long-Term Care.

What is Medicaid planning?

Long-term care costs often blindside those in retirement. Because of this, many turn to Medicaid to alleviate some of the financial burden of long-term care. Medicaid is a government health care program that can help with paying costly care expenses. However, Medicaid is a needs-based program that only applies to people with a limited amount of assets.

Advance health care directives recognized in New York

As many of our readers know, advance health care directives are legal documents meant to ensure that a person's wishes are fulfilled even when they are unable to make an independent decision due to advanced age or poor health. Three types of advance heath care directives are recognized in New York State: the New York State Health Care Proxy; a living will; and a Do Not Resuscitate Order.

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