Comparing a Certified Medicaid Planner with a Certified Elder Law Attorney

Q. My sister-in-law and my husband have recently been discussing Medicaid Planning for my husband’s mother, who is in an early stage of dementia. You and your law firm represented my parents several years ago when we needed to … [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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Our Top 10 Spookiest Articles of 2022 

2022 has been a bit of a frightening year, but not nearly as scary as recent years past! Since Halloween is in less than a week, it’s an ideal time to catch up on some of the scariest elder law, estate planning, and special needs … [Read more...]

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The Biggest Misconception About Medicaid

Q. I recently came across an article on CNBC.com where I saw you were quoted as an expert. I’m confused about something in the article, and I’m hoping you can clear it up. It’s an article about the expenses of long-term care and … [Read more...]

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Your House Is NOT Protected from Medicaid

Q. My mom and dad built our family home in Arlington 35 years ago. It’s been remodeled twice and expanded to enlarge the kitchen and add a master bedroom suite. Our family still hosts frequent gatherings in the home for holidays … [Read more...]

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Should My Mother Let Her Life Insurance Policy Lapse?

Q. My mother, Sandra, is considering letting her life insurance policy lapse. She claims that she is low on funds and that it is difficult to make the monthly payments. She is also concerned about Medicaid eligibility. Do you have … [Read more...]

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Does Having COVID-19 Make Alzheimer’s Worse? – Top News from 2021 Alzheimer’s Conference

The Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) is the world's largest annual gathering of researchers from around the world focused on Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. Last week, the conference was held … [Read more...]

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The Hippie Who Has Helped Thousands of Families with ALS

Ron Hoffman, 67, spent most of his life haunted by something from his childhood. When he was growing up in Richmond, VA, his father was an alcoholic and was abusive to his mother. One night, when Hoffman was 10, his father snapped … [Read more...]

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