February 2016

Other Medicare Open Enrollment Periods

How does cognitive decline affect an older person's ability to make decisions about his or healthcare? Certified Elder Law Attorney Tim Takacs explains. 

Read more.

IRS Phone Scam Caught Live - Playing Along with Scammers

This video shows how scammers attempt to terrify victims into paying money they don't owe. In this video, one would-be victim decides to play along with the scammers to see what they do.

Read more.

Veterans: Use the Blue Button to share health info between providers

Many Veterans receive care from community non-VA providers as well as from VA. One simple way to share important VA health information such as allergies, medications, test results, and a problem list is to use the Blue Button in My HealtheVet to access a VA Health Summary. This video shows My HealtheVet users how they can access their summary in My HealtheVet with a few simple steps.

Read more.

Are you laboring under misconceptions about long-term care?

If you believe that 1) very few people end up using long-term care, or 2) that Medicare pays for all long-term care needs, you could be in for a rude awakening.

Read more.

Scam Calls and Emails Using IRS as Bait Persist

If you're looking out for the financial health of elderly loved ones, make sure they don't fall for these schemes.

Read more.

Common Nursing Home Questions

Attorney Barbara Boone McGinnis answers frequently-asked questions about nursing homes.

Read more.

The VA appeals process

Most Veterans are aware that claims are rated at the VA regional office (RO), usually in their state. However, a lot of Veterans are not aware that appeals are also reviewed at the regional office before they go to the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (Board). 

Read more.

How to Hire a Caregiver

Do you need help caring for an elderly loved one? Maybe it's time to hire a caregiver. This multi-part series explains the basics. 

Read more.

Patient Liability & Item D Expenses

Do you understand the rules regarding patient liability and Item D expenses? If you or your loved one receives CHOICES (i.e. Medicaid) benefits in a nursing facility, you should. Elder Law Practice public benefits specialists Joshua Bey and Berkley Crain explain more. 

Read more.

  • Enter security code:
     Security code

Contact Us