April 2018

Medicaid Monday: Plan Ahead to Qualify for Medicaid

When is the time to start thinking about qualifying for Medicaid? It's sooner than you might think. Public Benefits Specialist Joshua Bey explains. 

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What Not to Say to a Parent with Dementia

What you don't say to a parent with dementia is as important as what you do. Guest blogger Rosanne Burke explains more.

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Keep Track of Medications with This Worksheet

Keeping track of your elderly loved one's medications can be a challenge. Use this chart to help you make a complete list of the prescription medications, vitamins, and over-the-counter drugs he or she might be taking. Don't forget to bring an updated copy to every doctor's appointment.

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Medicare Monday: Scams Involving New Medicare Cards

How can you protect yourself or someone you love from the many scams involving the new Medicare cards ? Public Benefits Specialist Berkley Crain explains. 

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Are your affairs in order?

Documenting your healthcare preferences and arrangements prior to a crisis can reduce stress on yourself and your family and friends. Use the checklist in this infographic to make sure your healthcare and financial arrangements are in place in case of a serious illness or a healthcare crisis.

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Ten Tips for Choosing a Caregiver for an Elder

Many seniors and their families are recognizing the benefits of hiring caregivers so elderly loved ones can live at home longer in greater comfort and safety. When you decide to get help, what should you look for when choosing a caregiver? This article from the Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law Educational Series explains.

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Pro-Tip Tuesday: Six Reasons for Involuntary Discharge from a Nursing Home

Could your loved one be involuntarily discharged from a nursing home? Elder Care Coordinator Pati Bedwell explains the six reasons why this could happen. 

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Today is National Healthcare Decisions Day

Have you had "the talk" with loved ones about your end-of-life wishes? Most people haven't. Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law is participating in a massive effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making—an effort that has culminated in the formal designation of National Healthcare Decisions Day on April 16. Read on to access free information and resources that can help you and your family have those important conversations and then document your wishes.

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Choosing a Long-Term Care Facility

The decision to move a loved one to a long-term care facility is usually a difficult one to make. How do you know which facility to choose or what to look for? How do you know if your loved one will be well taken care of and happy? If you're not sure what questions to ask, this article offers some helpful tips.

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Aging in Place: Do You Have a Plan?

Most Americans hope to spend their golden years in the homes they love. If that's what you hope to do, a little planning is in order. The hour or so you spend completing this valuable online planning guide may be the best  60 minutes you've spent in a long time.

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Pro-Tip Tuesday: The Role of a Geriatric Case Manager

Elder Care Coordinator Debra King explains how geriatric case managers make life easier for families caring for elderly loved ones.

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Programs Offer Property Tax Relief for Elderly, Disabled and Veterans

If you're a senior citizen or if you care for an elderly loved one who still lives in his or her own home in Middle Tennessee, you need to know about property tax freeze and property tax relief programs. This article explains the basics and includes links to more information so you can take advantage of these tax breaks.

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Pro-Tip Tuesday: How to Title Your Assets

Certified Elder Law Attorney Tim Takacs explains why proper titling of assets is a vital step in the estate planning process.

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