Westchester elder law attorney Anthony J. Enea of Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP will address the growing problem of elder abuse in an April 6 presentation to the New York Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals. With millions of baby boomers coming of age, Mr. Enea emphasizes the importance of educating the public on how to identify, report and prevent elder abuse.
Several years ago, after I had concluded an elder law presentation, an attorney in attendance approached me and recounted a conversation he had with the Director of Social Services for the nursing home where his mother was admitted (he was also a member of the Board of Directors for said nursing home). The Director explained to him that because his mother (a widow) had $500,000 in non IRA/retirement savings, she needed to pay the nursing home privately ("spend down") until she had no more than $14,000 in savings. He was further advised that only then would his mother be eligible for Medicaid. The attorney also told me that his mother had already expended $150,000 of the $500,000 on her care at the nursing home.
Westchester elder law attorney Anthony J. Enea of Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP in White Plains, N.Y. recently addressed estate and elder law issues affecting property owners at the New York State Bar Association's (NYSBA) 2016 Senior Lawyers Section Annual Meeting. With millions of baby boomers coming of age, Mr. Enea urges seniors to take a proactive role in planning for the future.
Did you know that 141 out of every 1,000 New Yorkers over the age of 60 have experienced some act of elder abuse? Moreover, elder abuse is not always in the form of physical mistreatment. The practice is sometimes executed via financial exploitation.
Elder law attorney Anthony J. Enea, managing partner at Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP in White Plains and Somers, N.Y., will lecture on the consequences of the unauthorized practice of law at the annual meeting of the National Association of Elder Law Attorney's New York Chapter. Enea, a past president of the organization, will address the practical and legal implications of non-attorneys providing Medicaid planning services.
Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP is pleased to announce the expansion of the firm's White Plains office. The 1,000 square foot addition will allow the firm to meet the growing demand for elder law services in Westchester County and better enable the firm to provide educational seminars to seniors, caregivers and the practicing bar.
For several decades I have been advocating the importance of executing a General Durable Broad Power of Attorney that allows one's nominated agent(s) to do virtually all that the principal of the Power of Attorney could do. This includes executing an expanded version of the New York Statutory Gifts Rider, granting broad gifting powers to the agent(s) in the event of one's incapacity or illness.
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" 2016. This marks the sixth 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.