Navigating the Complexity of Medicaid and Medicare Dual Eligibility

Q. I am aware that many people are eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare. How does dual eligibility work? It seems like anything involving Medicaid and/or Medicare can be pretty complicated. Can you tell me more about it and … [Read more...]

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Critter Corner: One-Stop Resource for Medicare Offerings

Dear Angel,I recently signed up for Medicare. What is the best place to go to find out about all of the offerings, including preventative care and chronic care management?Thanks for your help!Juan Stopp---Dear … [Read more...]

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Long-Term Care Planning

Guest Post by Michael Feinberg CLU, ChFC, Director of Insurance for Madison Financial StrategiesAs the population has continued to age over the last 30-40 years, one major risk to the financial wellbeing of individuals and … [Read more...]

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Misinformation about Medicaid in Popular Media and Journalists Getting Legal Information from Non-Lawyers

Medicaid turns 59 in July 2024! In the summer of 1965, President Johnson addressed a joint session of Congress asking that we honor a basic commitment to our seniors. He asked that the later years of their lives not be filled with … [Read more...]

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What Are the Top Eight Questions to Ask a Medicaid Asset Protection Attorney?

May is National Elder Law Month! Elder Law Attorneys across the country, including those at the Farr Law Firm, are taking the opportunity to educate seniors about their legal options in the communities we serve. Now is the perfect … [Read more...]

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Is Alzheimer’s Disease Genetic?  

Years of research has found that the most common gene linked to Alzheimer's disease is a risk gene called apolipoprotein E (APOE). Recent research built upon what was already known about APOE, finding that people with two copies … [Read more...]

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New Federal Rule Sets Minimum Staffing Requirements for Nursing Homes — the Biggest Reform in Nursing Home Policy in Decades

A federal mandate that sets minimum staffing requirements for nursing homes was finalized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) last week. Three final rules were issued to “fulfill President Biden’s commitment to … [Read more...]

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Should I Enroll in Medicare if I have Federal Retiree Coverage?   

Q. In your latest article, you discuss how elder care lawyers help seniors with planning in advance for the financial and health concerns that occur as we age. I really appreciate the assistance and advice your elder law firm … [Read more...]

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Critter Corner: More than Half of Adults are Unprepared, Confused, and Anxious about Long-Term Care

Dear Angel,I follow Mr. Farr’s newsletter and understand the need to plan in advance for long-term care, since it’s only getting more expensive. Others I know do not see this as a priority. Is the lack of preparation in … [Read more...]

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Will My Mother Face Financial Ruin Paying for a Nursing Home? 

Q. My mother has Parkinson’s, and it is progressively getting more difficult for her to do things on her own. She has fallen several times and is having trouble swallowing. We have an aide who comes to help her, but this level of … [Read more...]

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