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Home Care Costs Rise Sharply in Annual Long-Term Care Cost Survey

When it comes to long-term care costs, the charges for home care are now rising faster than those for nursing home care, according to Genworth’s 2019 Cost of Care survey….

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Substantial Changes to Virginia Employment Laws

On July 1, 2020, several pieces of legislation that significantly change the Virginia employment law landscape went into effect.  These laws are generally employee friendly. Increased Discrimination Protections Discrimination on the…

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How Do Divorce and Remarriage Affect Social Security Benefits?

It is common knowledge that husbands and wives are entitled to collect Social Security benefits on their spouses’ work records. Less well-known is that this benefit applies to divorced spouses…

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The Overuse of Anti-Psychotic Drugs in Nursing Homes

Many nursing homes are improperly prescribing anti-psychotic drugs to patients even though federal law restricts their use. Almost 300-000 nursing home residents are currently receiving antipsychotic drugs normally used to…

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Activities of Daily Living Measure the Need for Long-Term Care Assistance

Most long-term care involves assisting with basic personal needs rather than providing medical care. The long-term care community measures personal needs by looking at whether an individual requires help with…

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Four Provisions People Forget to Include in Their Estate Plan

Even if you’ve created an estate plan- are you sure you included everything you need to? There are certain provisions that people often forget to put in in a will…

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Fourth Circuit Clarifies that Bankruptcy Proceedings Need Not Defeat Your Unperfected Mechanics Lien

The statutory mechanics lien is a powerful tool for contractors and suppliers aggrieved by an owner or prime contractor who fails or refuses to pay. Before a mechanics lien may…

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Individualized Hiring Assessments and the EEOC

In a well-publicized enforcement agreement, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has reaffirmed its belief in the importance of following its enforcement guidance on the use of applicant criminal background…

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Be on the Lookout for New Medicare Cards (and New Card-Related Scams)

The federal government is issuing new Medicare cards to all Medicare beneficiaries. To prevent fraud and fight identity theft- the new cards will no longer have beneficiaries’ Social Security numbers on…

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John O’Herron to present at Virginia CLE Appellate Advocacy Academy

John O’Herron will serve as a presenter at Virginia CLE’s Appellate Advocacy Academy, alongside leading Virginia appellate attorneys, judges from the Court of Appeals of Virginia and the Fourth Circuit…