Persons with Alzheimer’s disease and their families face special legal and financial needs. Controlling the high costs of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, and navigating the emotionally and physically demanding requirements of caregiving, require the assistance of a highly skilled and specialized expert in the field of Alzheimer’s Planning. Certified Elder Law Attorney Evan H. Farr is such an expert. Mr. Farr frequently volunteers his time to conduct educational programs for the National Capital Area Alzheimer’s Association and the Alzheimer’s Family Day Center.
What Is Alzheimer’s Planning?
Alzheimer’s Planning is a subspecialty of Elder Law. It involves a unique and complex combination of estate planning, long-term care planning, asset protection, Medicaid planning, and nursing home planning, and requires a specialized knowledge of the legal and financial problems and issues that are unique to families dealing with this devastating illness.
Evan H. Farr is a Certified Elder Law Attorney with a focus on the financial and legal issues surrounding Alzheimer’s disease. Evan and his Alzheimer’s Planning Team Provide life-long guidance, management, and oversight on vital issues such as medical and nursing care, housing options, financial management, estate planning, asset protection, Medicaid eligibility, and more.
One of the primary goals of Alzheimer’s Planning is to ensure the highest possible level of personal dignity and quality care for the remaining lifetime of the Alzheimer’s patient. To achieve this goal, it is often necessary to protect assets as quickly as possible, so that if the Alzheimer’s patient must enter a nursing home, Medicaid can be obtained as soon as possible.
Money that is protected through Alzheimer’s Planning can be used to provide the Alzheimer’s patient with an enhanced level of care and a better quality of life while in the nursing home and receiving Medicaid benefits.
Why Use a Certified Elder Law Attorney?
Evan Farr is one of two Certified Elder Law Attorneys in Fairfax. The CELA is the highest credential awarded in the field of Elder Law. Though Virginia has no procedure for approving certifying organizations, the CELA designation is administered by the Board of Certification of the National Elder Law Foundation, which is accredited by the American Bar Association to certify lawyers in the specialty of Elder Law.
Among the numerous criteria required for certification, CELAs must pass a rigorous full-day examination and receive favorable peer reviews from at least five other attorneys familiar with their competence and qualifications in Elder Law.