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  • Paperback: 125 pages
  • Publisher: Quality Legal Publications, LLC (March 2005)
  • ISBN-10: 0976182106
  • ISBN-13: 978-0976182108
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.2 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,253,093 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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He provides clear examples that cut through the complexity – saving you time, money, and sanity. -- Kate Caldwell, M.A., Geriatric Care Manager, ElderTree, LLC

Mr. Farr offers practical advice with thorough coverage and a keen attention to detail. -- Sandy Kilada, Education Manager, Alzheimer's Association, National Capital Area Chapter

Mr. Farr's book provides this valuable information and guidance, and does so in an easily readable and understandable format. -- Robert Bainum, Founder and President of Fairfax Nursing Center, Inc. and Co-Founder of Manor Care, Inc., now the leading owner and operator of nursing homes in the United States

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Praise For The Virginia Nursing Home Survival Guide
"The Virginia Nursing Home Survival Guide is a valuable tool which offers guidance and clear information for family, friends, and caregivers who are faced with difficult decisions regarding the care of a loved one. Mr. Farr offers practical advice with thorough coverage and a keen attention to detail." – Sandy Kilada, Education Manager, Alzheimer's Association, National Capital Area Chapter
"Evan Farr has written an excellent resource for families in Northern Virginia. He provides clear examples that cut through the complexity – saving you time, money, and sanity." – Kate Caldwell, M.A., Geriatric Care Manager, ElderTree, LLC
"Choosing the right nursing home for a loved one can be one of the biggest financial and health decisions of a lifetime. Most families try in earnest to make a good choice, but they lack good information and guidance. Mr. Farr's book provides this valuable information and guidance, and does so in an easily readable and understandable format. Mr. Farr’s book teaches Virginia families how to:

1. Select the Right Nursing Home

2. Get The Best Possible Care

3. Recognize and Prevent Neglect and Abuse

4. Finance Nursing Home Care Without Depleting All Your Assets I recommend this book to all Virginia families dealing with the possibility of nursing home care and struggling to make the best decisions for themselves or their loves ones." – Robert Bainum, Founder and President of Fairfax Nursing Center, Inc. and Co-Founder of Manor Care, Inc., now the leading owner and operator of nursing homes in the United States


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Evan Farr is widely recognized as one of the leading Elder Law attorneys in the United States and one of foremost experts in the Country in the field of Medicaid Asset Protection and related Trusts.

Evan Farr has been quoted or cited as an expert by numerous sources, including the Washington Post, Newsweek Magazine, Northern Virginia Magazine, Trusts & Estates Magazine, The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the American Bar Association, and has been featured as a guest speaker on numerous radio shows, including WTOP and Washington Post Radio.

Evan has been named by SuperLawyers.com as one of the top 5% of Elder Law and Estate Planning attorneys in Virginia every year since 2007, and in the Washington, DC Metro Area every year since 2008. In 2011, Evan was named by Washingtonian Magazine as one of the top attorneys in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area, and was named in Newsweek Magazine as one of the top attorneys in the country.

Evan is a nationally renowned author and frequent educator of attorneys across the U.S. As an expert to the experts, Evan has educated tens of thousands of attorneys across the country through speaking and writing for numerous national legal organizations.As an As an expert to the experts, Evan has educated tens of thousands of attorneys across the country through speaking and writing for organizations such as the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), the American Law Institute-American Bar Association (ALI-ABA), the National Business Institute (NBI), the Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (VAELA), the Virginia Bar Association (VBA), Virginia Continuing Legal Education (Virginia CLE) , and the District of Columbia Bar Association. His publications include a popular book entitled The Virginia Nursing Home Survival Guide, pictured below and available through Amazon, numerous articles that have appeared in the popular press, and numerous scholarly publications for the legal profession, including two legal treatises published by and available through ALI-ABA: Planning and Defending Asset Protection Trusts and Trusts for Senior Citizens.

Professional Credentials:

♦ Certified Elder Law Attorney, National Elder Law Foundation*
♦ Past Chair, Virginia Bar Association (VBA) Elder Law Section
♦ President, Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (VALEA)
♦ Past-Chair, Fairfax Bar Association (FBA) Elder Law Section
♦ Past Co-Chair, FBA Wills, Trusts & Estates Section
♦ Member, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
♦ Charter Member, Academy of Special Needs Planners
♦ Member, National Care Planning Council

Writing Credentials:
Published books and treatises in the field of Elder Law that Evan Farr has authored or co-authored:

♦ The Virginia Nursing Home Survival Guide,
►available through Amazon
♦ Planning and Defending Asset Protection Trusts,
►published by and available through ALI-ABA
♦ Trusts for Senior Citizens,
►published by and available through ALI-ABA
♦ CPA's Guide to Long-Term Care Planning,
►published by and available through The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Additional Professional Publications include:

♦ Fundamentals of Elder Law (NBI, 2007)
♦ Paying for Long-Term Care (NBI, 2007)
♦ Medicaid Practice and Appeals (NBI, 2007)
♦ Virginia Medicaid Waiver (NBI, 2007)
♦ Asset Protection Using Trusts (NBI, 2007)
♦ Trigger Provisions Creating Special Needs Trusts (NAELA, 2007)
♦ Long-Term Care Insurance: What Is It and Who Needs It? (Virginia CLE, 2008)
♦ Funding a Special Needs Trust: How Much is Enough? (NAELA, 2008)
♦ Demystifying Asset Protection Vehicles: The Use of Trusts in Asset Protection Planning (NBI 2008)
♦ Asset Protection For The Middle Class: Income-Only Trusts & Medicaid Asset Protection (ALI-ABA 2009)
♦ Planning and Defending Asset-Protection Trusts (ALI-ABA 2009)
♦ Asset Protection for the Middle Class: Using Income-Only Trusts for True Asset Protection (ALI-ABA 2009)
♦ Planning and Using Income-Only Trusts for Medicaid and Traditional Asset Protection (NBI 2009)
♦ Using Income Only Trusts to Qualify for Public Benefits (NAELA, 2009)
♦ Protecting Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid (NBI 2010)
♦ Estate Planning for Client with Chronic Illness (Univ. of Richmond 2010)
♦ Qualifying for Medicaid Long-Term Care Programs and Preserving Family Assets (NBI 2010)
♦ Asset Protection for the Middle Class: Strategies for Estate Planners (National Constitution Center 2010)
♦ Protecting Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid (VAELA 2011)
♦ Strategies for Non-Married Crisis Planning (NAELA 2011)

Academic Credentials:

♦ College: University of Pennsylvania, 1984
♦ Law School: College of William & Mary, 1987

In his free time, Evan enjoys reading (especially publications of a spiritual nature), playing racquetball, serving as a Scout leader and archery coach, and spending time with his son. Evan is also a Reiki Master and the founder of the non-profit foundation ROSE (Reiki Outreach Center for Elders).

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kate H. Caldwell, Ma on October 27, 2005
Format: Paperback
Mr. Evan Farr has written an excellent resource for families working through the long-term care maze in northern Virginia. He provides clear examples that cut through the complexity saving you time, money, and sanity.
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