February 2018

Tips for Overcoming Bathing Challenges with an Elderly Loved One

Helping someone to bathe can be a challenge for many caregivers. Why does a person resist your help when they are no longer taking care of their personal hygiene?

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The Facts about Unpaid Eldercare

Are you an unpaid caregiver? If so, you're not alone. Unpaid caregivers are the unsung heroes of our society whose contributions go largely unrecognized and uncelebrated.

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Pro-Tip Tuesday: Choosing an Assisted Living Facility

If you're in the market for an assisted living facility for an elderly loved one, how do you go about choosing the right one? Elder Care Coordinator Debra King offers these tips.

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When Dad Doesn't Want to Stop Driving

Is it time to have “the talk” with dad? The one you’ve been putting off for months because you know it will erupt into an argument? Explaining to a parent that you think he or she should no longer drive is one of the most difficult topics you will ever have to tackle. This article offers some gentle guidance. 

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Your loved one's identity has been stolen. Now what?

It's the news no caregiver ever wants to get--an elderly loved one has been the victim of a data breach and his identity has been stolen. It's a common occurrence these days. So what happens next?

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Pro-Tip Tuesday: Five-Step Trust Process

What's involved in a trust? How do you create one? How do you fund one? How do you administer one? Certified Elder Law Attorneys Tim Takacs and Barbara Boone McGinnis discuss the five-step trust process. 

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New Dementia Studies Enrolling Volunteers

Volunteers for dementia-related clinical trials and studies are needed. Would you or someone you know be interested? There are opportunities nationwide, including some that would work for residents of Tennessee.

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Do I Need an ID for Dad?

If you're caring for an elderly loved one who no longer drives, what do you do if he or she needs a valid ID? This article explains the options if your loved one lives in Tennessee.

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FAQ about Service Animals

Have you ever wondered about the rules governing the use of service animals? Certified Elder Law Attorney Barbara Boone McGinnis answers frequently-asked questions on the topic. 

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Medicare Monday: Medicare Preventive Health Services

What preventive health services does Medicare offer? Public Benefits Specialist Berkley Crain explains.

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Paranoid Parents: Dos and Don'ts

Mom thinks your stealing her money. Dad wants to bolt the front door shut at night, so the strangers don’t come in. Are these thoughts a normal part of aging or is there something else going on? Why is your parent being irrational? Should you just shrug it off and let it go, or be concerned? This article offers some tips.

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Tax Season Means Tax Scams

Crooks are ramping up their efforts to separate seniors from their hard-earned money, not to mention their identities. If you're caring for elderly loved ones, be on the lookout for this new email scam that targets people who have email accounts on Hotmail.

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Pro-Tip Tuesday: Special Needs Estate Planning

If you have a loved one with special needs, estate planning is extremely important. Certified Elder Law Attorney Barbara Boone McGinnis explains why.

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