Welcome to the Martin Petroff & Associates web site…

Trying to understand the options available to help pay the costs of long-term care is overwhelming. Paying out-of-pocket is often a time-limited venture. Few families are in a position to pay privately for an extended period of time.

The law firm of Martin Petroff & Associates is dedicated to assisting the disabled and the elderly in their efforts to access health-care services and avoid impoverishment.

The attorneys at Martin Petroff & Associates believe it is essential to know that there are many ways to protect an individual's assets and still obtain necessary long-term care. In fact, it is not necessary to dissipate or spend down savings or income to a bare-bones level to become eligible for those services.

As attorneys we focus on the legal needs of the elderly, working with a variety of legal tools and techniques to meet the goals and objectives of the older client. The firm also represents disabled clients under 65 years of age who have long-term care needs similar to those of the elderly.

Martin Petroff & Associates addresses general estate-planning issues and counsels clients about planning for incapacity with alternative decision-making documents, such as durable powers-of-attorney and health-care proxies.

We assist the elderly and younger disabled clients in planning for possible long-term-care needs, including nursing-home care, assisted living, home care and day care.

Locating the appropriate type of care, coordinating private and public resources to finance the cost of care and working to ensure our clients' right to quality care, are all part of our specific practice.


MARTIN PETROFF, formerly staff attorney for health affairs for the New York City Department for the Aging, is a member of the Executive Board of the State Bar Association's Elder Law Section where he serves on the Medicaid and Guardianship Committees.  He is a member of the Advisory Council of the Senior Companion Program and a member of the board of directors of the Long Term Care Community Coalition.