Articles by Evan H. Farr, CELA, CAP

About Evan H Farr, CELA, CAP

Evan H. Farr is a 4-time Best-Selling author in the field of Elder Law and Estate Planning. In addition to being one of approximately 500 Certified Elder Law Attorneys in the Country, Evan is one of approximately 100 members of the Council of Advanced Practitioners of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and is a Charter Member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners.

Maximize Your Impact with Your 2021 Charitable Giving

Q. My dad and I enjoy running races. In the coming weeks, there aren’t any races coming up for the causes we care most about, so we were hoping to go on our own and donate to them ourselves. Are there any rules we should know … [Read more...]

How to Prepare for the Final Step: Words of Wisdom from an Optimistic Death Doula

Ruth McGill talks about death every day. She listens to her clients, all of whom are terminally ill, and helps them to decide where they might like to die – at home, in a hospice, or someplace else. She helps them to have … [Read more...]

Does Intermittent Fasting Slow Cognitive Decline?

Q. My father was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Similar to many who have been given such a devastating diagnosis, we’d like to do what we can to slow the cognitive decline for as long as possible. I read somewhere … [Read more...]

CMS lifts COVID-19 Nursing Home Visitation Restrictions

Before the pandemic and even more so during it, social isolation and loneliness have been considered serious health risks for older Americans. Judith Gimbel worries that isolation is killing her mother, Ida, who she hasn’t seen … [Read more...]

Hospices are Turning People Away

Q. My mother, Claire, has Parkinson’s and she’s at the point where she can no longer swallow and will need a feeding tube. She still lives at home with my father, who is having a hard time taking care of her. She has been … [Read more...]

What is the Financial and Emotional Impact of Caregiving? – The 2021 Fidelity American Caregivers Study

November is National Family Caregivers Month - a time to celebrate, recognize, and honor the contributions of family caregivers across the country. This commemorative month offers an opportunity to raise awareness of caregiving … [Read more...]

Been the Victim of a Scam? The ReST Program Can Help!

You get a new text message from a number you've never seen before. It reads something like, “Hey is this Bonnie? It’s Steve. We chatted on a silver seniors dating site before when I came to visit my granddaughter, but we never met … [Read more...]

Key Elder Law Dollar Amounts

Q. Every year, the Farr Law Firm releases the newest figures for Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security. I was wondering if they are available this year and if you can provide a summary of changes for these programs. Thanks for … [Read more...]

What Joe Namath isn’t Telling you About Medicare…

Many of you have seen the Joe Namath commercial talking about the free benefits you can get with Medicare, such as rides to medical appointments, private home aides, delivered home meals, and more. I’m happy to say that the … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: What’s the Deal with the Donut Hole in 2022?

Dear Angel,   This year, the 2022 Medicare and You handbook didn’t include all the information regarding the Medicare Part D deductibles and the “Donut Hole.” What am I missing? Thanks for your help!   Missy … [Read more...]

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