Critter Corner: Is Nursing Home Compare a Reliable Tool?

Dear Magic, My father’s Alzheimer’s is getting worse and he will likely need skilled nursing home care in the near future. I found Nursing Home Compare in a Google search. Can I rely on this resource to help me find the right … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: The High Stakes of Caregiver Stress

Dear Ribbit, My father has dementia, and right now, my mother is his primary caregiver. I could tell that she is extremely stressed in her role. I know that can’t be good for my father. Have there been any studies about how … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Is There a Drug that Treats Aging?

Dear BeBe, I know you are an older cat at 17. I’m also getting old -- way too quickly. There seems to be a pill for everything. Is there anything out there that can slow down aging? Thanks for your help! A. … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Does Medicare Cover Diabetes Screenings and Treatments?

Dear Magic, My mother is pre-diabetic, and we’re worried that she could develop diabetes. Does Medicare cover diabetes screenings and treatments? Di Abeeties ----- Dear Di, Unfortunately, a large number of Americans … [Read more...]

Critter Corner:  FAQs About Hybrid Insurance Policies

Dear Ribbit, I am considering a hybrid insurance policy, but I have several questions. If I send them to you, can you help me answer them to clarify some things to help me make a decision. Thanks very much! Hy … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: An ABLE Account for a Loved One with a Disability

Dear Angel, I have an intellectually disabled daughter, and I’ve seen a lot of information this month from the ABLE National Resource Center through their #ABLEtoSave campaign. I understand that it’s state run, and that … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Can Poor Sleep Cause Alzheimer’s?

Dear Ribbit I have been an insomniac for most of my adult life. Now, I hear that poor sleep can cause Alzheimer’s. Is that true? Anita Moore-Sleep ---- Dear Anita Similar to your situation, 1 in 3 Americans don't get … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: The Benefits of Pet Therapy

Dear Bebe, Welcome to the Farr Law Firm! I saw you the last time I came to the office, and you were so friendly and comforting. So, I figured you would know a little something about pet therapy. I was wondering, what are the … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Questions to Ask About Medicare if You Have Other Insurance Coverage

Dear Baxter, I am turning 65 this year, and will be eligible for Medicare soon. However, I still work and have insurance through my job. I am unsure how things work in this situation, and although I have read about it, I need … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Coping with the Death of a Pet

Dear Angel, My mother’s beloved lap cat just passed away at the age of 17 and my mom is inconsolable. I've never lost a pet, so I don’t quite understand how she is feeling. How would you suggest she deal with the passing of a … [Read more...]