Overwhelmingly older adults and persons with disabilities want to receive care while continuing to live comfortably at home in their communities. In this webinar training, a panel of industry professionals will discuss how the combination of Medicaid eligibility, Supplemental Needs Trusts and ABLE accounts, and Consumer Directed Personal Assistance (CDPA) can make it possible to build age-friendly communities where the people you serve can stay at home and have more control over who provides care and how it is provided.
We will also discuss the impending changes to Medicaid eligibility rules for those seeking coverage for home care and other community-based long-term care services that will go into effect on October 1, 2020. Attendees will learn how these changes could impact people with disabilities and older adults and what you need to know to protect assets and preserve eligibility for Medicaid to allow someone to maintain independence in the community for as long as possible.
• The steps to qualify and maintain eligibility for Medicaid home- and community-based services;
• Legal and financial strategies for Medicaid eligibility, including different financial tools to help protect assets while being able to afford to continue to live in the community for as long as possible;
• What options a person has to receive the necessary home care services, including CDPA;
• How CDPA allows older adults and persons with disabilities to direct and manage their own care while addressing a growing shortage of home health aides;
• How Medicaid benefits and self-directing care can provide support and financial relief to unpaid caregivers.
Jane-Marie Schaeffer, Herzog Law Firm
Jenna McClosky, NY ABLE
Sarah Szewczyk, NYSARC Trust Services
Blaise Bryant, CDChoices