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Do nursing home residents have rights?

If a loved one is in a nursing home, what rights does he or she have? Elder Care Coordinator Pati Bedwell explains.

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Happy Memorial Day 2016

Elder Law Practice of Timothy L. Takacs salutes the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our country. 

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Atul Gawande’s 5 Questions to Ask at Life’s End

The surgeon and writer wants to guide a new kind of care in America.

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Down the River and Through the Woods - A Family Care Partner's Journey

This poignant story outlines the challenges one woman, Linda Arndt, faced when navigating the long-term care maze during her mother's dementia journey. The experience motivated Linda to reach out to state officials to suggest policy changes to make the dementia caregiving journey easier for others. If you're caring for a loved one with dementia, you will identify with this powerful story, which originally appeared in the Positive Approach Online Dementia Journal and is reprinted with permission here. 

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Everyone needs an Advance Directive

May is National Elder Law Month which makes it a great time to finalize those advance care planning documents you've been putting off. Several staff members at Elder Law Practice of Timothy L. Takacs completed their Advance Directives this month, including Elder Care Coordinator Pati Bedwell, (above right) who signed documents in the presence of Attorney Barbara Boone McGinnis (center) and Legal Assistant Chelle Guidry (left). Read on for information about do-it-yourself resources that can help you get started on your own planning.  

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