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22nd Annual Elder Law Forum


As the federal government struggles to govern, and daily news stories (real and fake) provide the ultimate reality TV, seniors and people with disabilities, along with their 44 million caregivers, continue to suffer.  Managed Long Term Care in New York has deeply impacted Medicaid benefits, resulting in litigation and fair hearings.  Delays and denials have left frail elderly and disabled New Yorkers at risk, while costs for home care, assisted living and nursing homes put paying privately out of reach for the middle class.  Market factors have also caused the LTC insurance market to contract, forcing carriers to offer fewer benefits in policies to keep premiums affordable.

In our 22nd year of the Elder Law Forum, with Baby Boomers turning 71, and government programs and private solutions unable to meet demands, join us and our panel of experts to learn what the facts are in Long Term Care today, and what is being done to solve the seemingly insoluble problems to pave the way for enhanced services tomorrow.

Join us on May 25th for an open and frank discussion with government, provider, insurance, legal and aging experts to get “real news,” and up-to-the-minute information on:

  • NYS Medicaid, Managed LTC, Financing initiatives and navigating the Medicaid system for your clients;

  • Federal proposals (too numerous to list), that could bring radical changes to Medicare, Medicaid, and the Affordable Care Act;

  • Changes for providers of home care, assisted living and nursing home care, and how they are attempting to innovate to survive;

  • Insurance market changes and new product development to cover LTC.

These legal, social and financial issues will be discussed by speakers and panelists representing consumers, providers, advisors, insurers and the government.  The open dialog will give insights into current solutions, and how changes by the federal and state government will impact seniors and persons with disabilities throughout 2017 and beyond.  The program will also give insight into how to create unique strategies to enable people to receive and afford the care they need without becoming impoverished.


  • Individual presentations by leaders in the elder care market
  • An open forum for questions, answers, and discussion
  • Breakout sessions with audience participation that provide in-depth coverage of key topics


Howard Gleckman

Senior Fellow, The Urban Institute


Author, “Caring for our Parents”

Howard Gleckman is the author of Caring for Our Parents and is a Senior Fellow at The Urban Institute, where he is affiliated with both the Tax Policy Center and the Program on Retirement Policy.  

He speaks and writes frequently on long-term care and writes a weekly column on aging issues for 

Mr. Gleckman was a 2006-2007 Media Fellow at the Kaiser Family Foundation and a 2006-2008 Visiting Fellow at the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. He was a senior correspondent in the Washington bureau of Business Week, where he covered health and elder care, as well as tax and budget issues for nearly 20 years.

Mr. Gleckman chairs the Board of Trustees of Suburban Hospital (Bethesda, MD). He serves on the boards of Johns Hopkins Medicine and the Jewish Council for the Aging of Greater Washington and is a trustee of the Armstrong Institute for Quality & Safety. 


Attended annually, drawing 250 stakeholders in LTC, including the most influential people in the New York State marketplace.

Due to the generosity of our sponsors, admission is free, but seating is limited.