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...]

Our Top 23 Articles of 2023 

Happy New Year! As our loyal readers know, we’ve covered a lot of ground in 2023. From incredible technological advances involving artificial intelligence to new diagnostic methods and treatments for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, … [Read more...]

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...]

2024 Key Elder Law Numbers 

When Bob Dylan said, "The times they are a-changin'," his lyrics referenced societal changes in the 1960s. The same lyrics could also apply to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security today.  Every year, the Farr Law Firm … [Read more...]

Baby Boomers Face Spike in Homelessness — How to Prepare so It Never Happens to You!

Q. I read in The Washington Post that a quarter of a million baby boomers in the US are estimated by the government to be homeless. That seems like a lot of seniors who don’t have a place to live and likely can’t afford food to … [Read more...]

Is Medicaid Going to Want Us to Pay Them Back?

Q. I recently heard a horror story on NPR about a woman whose mother had Lewy body dementia, and Medicaid paid for her care. When she died, the state sent the family a letter that they owed over $200,000 in recovery payments. I … [Read more...]

Important Client Update About Medicaid Redeterminations

Enacted soon after the beginning of the pandemic, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act included a requirement that Medicaid programs in every state, in order to receive enhanced federal funding, keep people on Medicaid who … [Read more...]

Our 22 Top Articles of 2022

Those who read our newsletter or follow our blog know that we covered a lot of ground this past year. The COVID-19 pandemic public health emergency has been in place for more than two and a half years at this time, and although … [Read more...]

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 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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