Disabled Adult Child (DAC) Benefits

People receiving SSI benefits (and anyone else, for that matter) can qualify for Disabled Adult Child (DAC) benefits if: they became disabled prior to age 22; one of their parents paid into the Social Security system for … [Read more...]

Seven Marathons in Seven Days with Parkinson’s?

Bret Parker has had Parkinson's for 11 years, since he was 38 years old. Recently, he made an amazing goal for himself of running 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days, and nothing was going to stop him from achieving it. That was … [Read more...]

Relocation and Downsizing Specialists Who Serve the Senior Market

December 12, 2017 | by the National Care Planning Council Article source- http://bit.ly/2l4qEMk As people age, they often become overly attached to their homes and even though there may be compelling reasons to find other … [Read more...]

Our Top 10 Scariest Articles of 2017 (Be Very Afraid!)

  Halloween is today, so it’s the ideal day to present you with this year’s scariest articles. From parents being kidnapped by a professional guardian to people getting Alzheimer’s at 40, we uncovered some scary ground. To … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: YouTube Videos Teach Seniors New Skills

Dear Magic, Welcome to the Farr Law Firm! I hear you really “work your magic” when it comes to technology questions, similar to Commander Bun Bun, so here goes: My mother is a shut-in, but would like to learn new skills to keep … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Financial Scams Targeting Seniors 

Dear Ribbit,  My sister lives alone, and she is a very trusting person. I am constantly afraid someone will take advantage of her. Do you know what some of the common scams that are targeting seniors today are, so I can tell … [Read more...]

The Financial Problems of CCRCs

A Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) is an age-restricted community where, in most cases, incoming residents must be at least age 55 or older. The facilities offer independent-living units, assisted living units, and … [Read more...]

Implications of ACA Repeal for Seniors

Q. It is clear that the Republican congesss wants to pass a measure to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) outright. In my view, the ACA has been good for seniors because it eliminates pre-existing condition exclusions, keeps … [Read more...]

The Bad News: CMS Delays Federal Implementation of NOTICE Act Until Fall 2016

The Good News: Virginia and Maryland already require notice! Observation care is a hospital classification used when patients are not well enough to go home but not sick enough to be admitted to the hospital. In many … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: The Best Way to Leave Assets to Minor Children

Dear Commander Bun Bun, My husband and I were talking about doing estate planning and how to provide for our minor children. Of course, we want to leave almost everything to our children, because we want to make sure that they … [Read more...]