2023 Key Elder Law Numbers

Every year, the Farr Law Firm releases the newest figures for Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security. Below are figures for 2023 that are frequently used in the Elder Law practice, including the figures for spousal … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Is Nursing Home Eviction Ever Legal?

Q. My Aunt Betsy, who has dementia, was in a nursing home. She sometimes has issues with aggression and had a bad episode recently. She was admitted to a local hospital and when she was discharged, her children tried to get her … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: What Do You Do if You Are Threatened with Eviction from a Nursing Home?

Dear Hayek, I heard about a court case involving a woman with dementia who was evicted from a nursing home. I worry this could happen with my sister, as she has dementia and can become angry and aggressive. What does someone do … [Read more...]

Almost All Nursing Home Beds Are Medicaid Beds

Q. My father is being cared for in our home near Old Town Alexandria but needs more care than we can provide. We are seriously considering nursing home care as the best option for him. With the incredibly high cost of care, we are … [Read more...]

Divorce Rates for Couples 50 and Older Have Doubled Since 1990 — What This Means for Estate Planning and Medicaid Planning

Years ago, the vast majority of couples who weren't happy in their relationship chose to remain married out of convenience or routine, a sense of familiarity, or for their children. This has changed in recent years for many … [Read more...]

Maryland Medicaid Waivers Have a Wait-List of 21,000 Names — Is That Ever Going to Change?

Q. My sister, Freda, age 70, resides in Rockville, Maryland, and is physically disabled. Due to her disability, has been cared for in her home by nursing aides 24/7 for the past several years. Luckily, our parents had amassed … [Read more...]

Has COVID-19 Changed Reverse Mortgages?

Q. My husband, Steven, and I have lived in Northern Virginia for nearly 40 years, and we have no plans of moving. We are original owners of our home, and our mortgage has been paid off since 1998. Our children all live close by, … [Read more...]

Does the No Surprises Act Protect Seniors Against Unanticipated Medical Bills?

Ever open your mailbox to find a surprise medical bill you completely did not expect? Perhaps you had an emergency and had to go to the nearest doctor or hospital to receive care? What if you were not yet on Medicare or have a … [Read more...]

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