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New York Elder Law
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  1. Investigate how Medicaid planning can help elderly people qualify for Medicaid home-care and nursing-home benefits.
  2. Analyze pitfalls in preparing and submitting Medicaid applications.
  3. Evaluate the role of advance directives in legally and ethically ascertaining patients’ preferences for care and ensuring their wishes are carried out.
  4. Determine how a Healthcare Proxy can be utilized to empower another person to make decisions in the event someone is unable to make or communicate decisions about their own medical care.
  5. Investigate Medicaid Waiver Programs for disabled individuals under 65 years of age.
  6. Evaluate your responsibilities as a mandatory reporter when you have suspicions of elder abuse.
What You Need to Know About Legal Capacity
  • Circumstances where an Article 81 Guardianship is needed
  • When should a nursing home bring a guardianship?
  • The rights of the Alleged Incapacitated Person (AIP)
  • Knowing your role: the petitioner, court evaluator, counsel to AIP and the judge
  • Guardianship of the person and the property
  • Turnover proceedings: Protecting seniors from financial abuse
Why Everyone Needs Advance Directives
  • Can a senior diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s draft advanced directives?
  • New York’s New Durable Power of Attorney – goes into effect June 13, 2021
  • An agent’s fiduciary obligations Under POA
  • Health Care Proxy
  • Living Wills
  • DNR
Special Needs Patients
  • How to protect a special needs child
  • Supplemental Needs Trusts for disabled individuals under 65 years old
  • Medicaid Waiver Program: Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Elder Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation
  • Types & signs of elder abuse
  • Prevention
  • Protective placement
  • Mandatory reporting
Medicaid Payment for Long-Term Care:
Qualifying for Benefits and What to Watch For
  • Care at home & facilities
  • What about assisted living facilities?
  • Basic eligibility rules: Individuals & Couples
  • Pooled Income Trust
  • Treatment of certain assets: Home, retirement accounts, trusts
  • Exempt transfers
  • Gifts: Penalty periods
  • Application process
  • Estate recovery
New Developments in Community Medicaid
  • What changed on October 1, 2020 in NYS?
  • New Community Medicaid Lookback Period
  • Change in assessment process
  • Spousal refusal: Safe for now


Jessica Wilson, J.D., is an attorney who concentrates her legal practice in estate planning, probate and elder law. Attorney Wilson helps clients unravel their complicated feelings toward death, aging and inheritance so they can put together a comprehensive estate plan. As an advocate for the elderly and their families, she handles a wide range of legal matters including long term care planning, guardianship, Medicaid and issues related to healthcare.

Attorney Wilson earned her J.D. degree from Lewis & Clark School of Law and is a member of the Kings County and New York County bar associations, the Part 36 Guardianship Panel, and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Jessica Wilson is the founder of the Law Office of Jessica Wilson, PC. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. Jessica has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Jessica Wilson is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA); the New York City Bar Association and the Brooklyn Bar Association.
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