January 2018

Tools and Resources to Fill a Dementia Caregiver’s Toolbox

Caring for an elderly loved one with dementia or Alzheimer's disease can be stressful. These seven tips will make life a little easier. 

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Check out the Takacs McGinnis Learning Corner

When you're caring for an elderly loved one, you don't know what you don't know. At Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law, we want you to make the best decisions about the personal, financial, and legal well-being of older relatives. That's why we created the Learning Corner on our website. It's a place you can go to find videos that answer dozens of questions about caregiving, estate planning, Medicare, VA benefits, Alzheimer's care, dementia, aging in the home, choosing a long-term care facility, end-of-life decision making, and much more. 

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Pro-Tip Tuesday: End-of-Life Care for Loved Ones with Alzheimer's Disease

How can caregivers navigate difficult end-of-life care issues for loved one with Alzheimer's disease? Elder Care Coordinator Debra King explains. 

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How to Deal with Hoarding, Hiding or Collecting

If an elderly loved one has dementia, don't be surprised if you notice hoarding behavior. This article offers a few tips for caregivers.

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Caregivers: Get tips for helping at doctor’s appointments

Working with doctors and other healthcare professionals can be an important part of being a caregiver. If you go with the person you care for to see his or her doctor, check out these tips to help you be an ally and an advocate.

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Trusted Guides During the Journey

At Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law, we consider it a great honor and privilege to help our clients navigate the twists and turns of the long-term care journey. How do we help families? These videos tell the stories in our clients' own words. 

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Could VA Benefits Help Your Loved One?

If you're caring for an elderly loved one who happens to be a veteran or if you're the spouse or dependent of a veteran, VA benefits may help offset the cost of certain types of care. If you haven't tried to access these benefits, now may be the time to give it a go. Both Tim Takacs and Barbara Boone McGinnis are VA-accredited attorneys who can help you navigate the claims process. Read on to find out how much these benefits pay. 

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Medicaid Monday: 2018 Changes in SSI Spousal Impoverishment Standards

Public Benefits Specialist Joshua Bey recaps 2018 changes in SSI Spousal Impoverishment Standards.

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Medicaid Monday: TennCare Renewal Packet

Public Benefits Specialist Joshua Bey explains what to expect in the TennCare Renewal Packet.

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What's it like to work with Takacs McGinnis?

What happens when you work with Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law? This video series explains what to expect before, during, and after your first meeting with us.

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Urinary Tract Infections: The Great Imposter

Urinary tract infections are often missed in older adults because they masquerade as other health problems. If you're caring for an elderly loved one, you need to know about UTIs.

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Pro-Tip Tuesday: 2018 Tax Changes

Certified Elder Law Attorney Barbara Boone McGinnis recaps several important tax changes for 2018.

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Medicaid Eligibility FAQs

Qualifying for Medicaid can be a long and winding road. Certified Elder Law Attorney Barbara Boone McGinnis answers frequently-asked questions about qualifying for this important government benefit.

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Why Join a Caregiver Support Group?

Caring for an elderly loved one can be a long, lonely journey. Connecting with a caregiver support group can make all the difference. 

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