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...]

Have You Hugged Your Certified Elder Law Attorney Today?

  . . . well, if you haven’t, then maybe you should. Why? Because, today is “Be Kind to Lawyers Day.” “Be Kind to Lawyers Day” falls on the second Tuesday of April every year. This was the date of choice, … [Read more...]

Her Hospital Bracelet Said She Was “Admitted.” But We Found Out After Her Discharge That She Wasn’t.

This question was sent in by J.R., in response to my article about observation status in the March 2016 Golden Gazette.  See also our recent blog posting on this topic:  … [Read more...]

We’re Giving Away My Best-Selling Books

Greetings! Being a Certified Elder Law Attorney is an extraordinarily fulfilling calling. Why? Because every day I and my team provide people the utmost peace of mind that their wishes will be met, their hard-earned assets will … [Read more...]