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Signs of 3 types of nursing home abuse

If your spouse, parent or other loved one is in a New York nursing home facility, then you likely worry about the treatment he or she receives when you and other family members are not around. While you can rely on logs, staff updates and other types of communication, these may not necessarily be reliable. This is particularly true in situations where your loved one is being mistreated.

In order to protect your loved one, be on the lookout for any signs of abuse or neglect. It is unlikely that a facility is going to call your attention to substandard care practices or abusive caregivers, so identifying such treatment can be up to you. Below are warning signs of abuse of which you should be aware.

Stepping up for the good of your loved one

If you have fond memories of your loved one caring for you as a child, you may be struggling with watching them grow older, more fragile. Seeing a parent decline in health and mental capacity can be upsetting and concerning, and sometimes it means you have to make difficult decisions.

When parents are no longer able to manage wise financial or medical decisions on their own, someone must act in their best interests. Unless your loved one has a designated power of attorney, you will have to file for guardianship with a New York court.

4 important considerations for protecting your assets

You worked hard for the assets you've accumulated. The last thing you need is to lose your assets because you need medical treatment or long-term nursing care. Your estate plan can help to keep your assets protected as long as you take appropriate steps. Consider these tips as you work on getting your estate plan together.

Why you should talk openly about your estate plans

There's an old Robert Burns poem, "To a Mouse," and you've surely heard a line or two from it. Most importantly, this one: "The best laid schemes of mice and men go often askew." Perhaps it's not the most cheerful line to keep in mind when drafting your last will and testament, but it's definitely a perspective to remember.

White Plains retirees with large families take great pains to devise wills that offer legacies to their loved ones. They do their best to distribute their assets fairly and justly considering their personal wishes, and the circumstances of their families and beneficiaries. However, this does not mean that they will succeed in making everyone happy.

How To Avoid Five Common Estate and Elder Law Planning Mistakes

Formulating an estate and long term care plan is an important step towards financial security, and yet many people fail to have even the most basic plan and advanced directives in place.  One potential hurdle is a fear of putting together a poor plan. Having a basic understanding of these common mistakes can help reduce the risk of making some unfortunate errors. The following are examples of the most common errors made:

Elder Law Attorney Anthony J. Enea Shares Insights on Impact of Aging Baby Boomers on Westchester and Putnam Counties

Elder law attorney Anthony J. Enea of Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP in Somers and White Plains, N.Y. will address the impact of aging baby boomers on Westchester and Putnam County in a series of educational programs to area chambers of commerce. With millions of baby boomers coming of age, Enea urges those in or approaching their elder years to take a proactive role in planning for the future.

How Will a Trump Administration Impact Estate Taxes and Medicaid Benefits for Long Term Care?

While it still remains to be seen which specific legislative policies the administration of President-elect Donald J. Trump will pursue in 2017, it is a relatively safe bet that a repeal of the federal estate tax will be included.

Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano Named "Best Law Firm" by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers

The law firm of Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP has received a Tier 1 ranking for Elder Law in the New York metropolitan region by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" 2017. This marks the seventh consecutive year that the firm has been recognized for its professional excellence. Achieving a top tier ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.   

The Problems with Probate

For most New Yorkers, having a Last Will and Testament is ubiquitous. As one ages, it is not unusual for the topic of a conversation to be whether one has signed their Last Will. Unfortunately, what is often missing from the conversation is that a Last Will only controls assets held by an individual in his or her name alone at the time of his or her death (not jointly held assets or assets with named beneficiaries), and that for the Last Will to be effective as to those assets, it must admitted to Probate in the Surrogate's Court of the County where the decedent resided.

Elder Law Attorney Anthony J. Enea to Receive Dr. Joseph A. Cimino Community Service Award

On November 2, Westchester elder law attorney Anthony J. Enea, managing member of Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP in White Plains and Somers, N.Y., will be honored with the Dr. Joseph A. Cimino Community Service Award at the Dominican Sisters Family Health Service's Hope Gala 2016. The gala, held at Abigail Kirsch at Tappan Hill Mansion in Tarrytown, is the non-profit's largest annual fundraiser.

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