NY Managed Long Term Care Companies (MLTC) Are Killing Elders By Refusing Mandated Services. – My Elder Advocate, LLC
The New York Legal Assistance Group has filed a federal class action lawsuit in the Eastern District of New York to challenge threatened and actual reductions in Medicaid-funded home care services. Named Plaintiffs and the class they seek to represent are people with disabling conditions who need home care services to remain safely in their homes and communities.
When the family of Bobby Glenn Tweed made the difficult decision to have him admitted to a nursing home in January 2013, little did they realize he would have just months left to live. While diagnosed with dementia, Tweed, 78, was still a vigorous man.
But without his family’s consent, Tweed was given psychotropic drugs that are known to be fatal among older patients with dementia. In 10 months, he was dead. Read more
This article (Copyright 2016 – News & Record, Greensboro, N.C.) appeared in the online CPA Practice Advisor online publication, discusses proactive initiatives taken in Greensboro, North Carolina to teach senior citizens the warning signs of fraud at free training sessions, then encourage them to spread the information to their friends and neighbors. Perhaps we might be interested in offering a similar program in the greater NY area?
Submitted by Perry Shulman, CPA 12/30/2016 firstname.lastname@example.org