A POLST is a Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment. In the state of New York, it is more commonly referred to as a MOLST (a Medical Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment). The document is a bright pink form that specifically details a person’s wishes regarding end of life care. It is signed by both the patient… Read More »
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Please join us for our 8th Annual Elder Law Open Forum for Health Care Professionals on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at The Cuban of Garden City. Health Care professionals are invited to enjoy lunch with some of their colleagues and attorneys of Russo Law Group while receiving updates on elder laws and special needs. The… Read More »
Date: Mar 21, 2019 Time: 5:45 PM Location: Amber Court
Back in September, the home care industry’s business model was challenged. Historically, home care agencies paid live-in home care aides as follows – 13 (of 24) hours for work 8 hours for sleep (5 which are uninterrupted), and 3 uninterrupted hours for meals. The NY State Appellate Division decided two cases on the issue of… Read More »
In Do I Need a MOLST Form? Part 1, we discussed who might need a MOLST form and in which situations. Below we’ll discuss how a MOLST form is executed. There are certain medical requirements that need to be met in order for a MOLST to be in place for the patient with developmental disabilities.
A MOLST (Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) form is a medical order form that tells healthcare providers a patient’s medical orders for life-sustaining treatment. The form includes medical orders and patient preferences regarding resuscitation instructions when the patient has no pulse or is not breathing (CPR order or DNR order); and it also includes orders… Read More »
Over the past couple of years, when on social media, I have seen more and more crowdfunding and personal fundraising efforts. Crowdfunding sites such as GoFundMe and Kickstarter cut out the middleman of fundraising, allowing the person or organization in need to appeal directly to the general public. In many cases, crowdfunding takes place when… Read More »
What will come of Managed Long-Term Care Providers? That is the question many are asking today after New York State’s largest Medicaid Managed Long-Term Care Plan (MLTC), GuildNet, ceases to enroll members in Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties. The company announced this decision due to what they call, “calamitous state of reimbursement,” resulting in incurring… Read More »
Many years ago, there were certain restrictions for home care. It used to be that, in a home care setting, if somebody wanted to hire help outside of an agency to care for mom and dad, that hired person could not be a family member. Caregivers often ask, “I stopped working because I need to… Read More »
If you are an agent under a healthcare proxy for a loved one, you may be faced with some difficult questions and issues from time-to-time.
As the fourth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy approaches, it is important to remember the loss of life and brutal destruction that was left in the wake of its path—in order to be more prepared for the future. Before the next devastating storm hits our shores, it is crucial to make sure we are ready to… Read More »
If a patient has been determined to lack capacity, then an agent under a Health Care Proxy can complete a Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST) on their behalf.
What: Round Table Luncheon for Healthcare Professionals When: March 30, 2016; 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm Where: Puglia’s of Garden City On Wednesday, March 30, 2016, Russo Law Group, P.C. will be hosting their next Round Table Luncheon for Healthcare Professionals at Puglia’s of Garden City from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Attorneys from… Read More »
Hospitals will soon be required to provide information to caregivers about their loved one’s discharge and instructions for administering medical aftercare. Thanks to the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act, patients in New York hospitals will be allowed to designate a caregiver in their medical record. Once the caregiver is designated, the hospital is required… Read More »
The truth is, nursing homes are full of people who did not want to be there and whose families thought they never would. As an elder law attorney, I often hear: “My mother will never end up in a nursing home,” or “I would never put my dad in a nursing home.” It is all… Read More »