July 2016

Wondering about long-term care insurance?

Attorney Barbara Boone McGinnis answers frequently-asked questions about long-term care insurance. 

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4 things to try when your aging parent seems irrational

What should you do if an older parent starts bringing up a concern that seems irrational? How should you respond if they get angry when you don't believe them or resist your efforts at reassurance? 

 

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IRS Summertime Tax Tips

If you're responsible for an elderly loved one's taxes and you're corresponding with the IRS, keep these tips in mind. 

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Sobering facts about dementia care

Care pioneers, care partners and people who live with dementia are calling for radical change before they system collapses and we break the bank. Are their warnings accurate or alarmist? 

 

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What is MediGap Open Enrollment?

Medicare Specialist Bonnie Woodard explains how MediGap coverage can help seniors protect their financial future. 

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Check out ElderLawEducation.com

Are you interested in learning more about caregiving-related topics? Whether you're a family caregiver looking after a cherished loved one or a professional who serves the long-term care community, you'll find a wealth of educational opportunities on www.ElderLawEducation.com. 

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Many elderly people are receiving and using prescription medications inappropriately

A new study from Belgium indicates that the majority of community-dwelling elderly adults are taking prescription medications inappropriately. 

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Pitfalls of Giving Away Your Home

If you're a little older and you're thinking that you can beat the system by signing over your home to a child, you might want to think again. This article from the Elder Law Practice's Family Education Center explains the potential risks.Though this article was written many years ago, it is still as relevant as ever.

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Vaccines aren't just for kids

It's particularly important for older adults to be diligent about keeping up with their vaccines. 

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A loved one has been diagnosed with dementia. Now what?

Attorney Barbara Boone McGinnis explains the four most important things families should know and do as soon as possible after a dementia diagnosis. 

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A sibling's guide to caring for aging parents

Siblings often disagree on the best approach to caring for aging loved ones. Mapping out a plan at the outset together can help. 

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Long-Term Care Community Gathers for Time Out Workshop

The amphitheater at One Century Place Conference Center in Nashville was filled to capacity on June 16 as more than 200 professionals who serve the long-term care community gathered for the Time Out Workshop, a professional education event sponsored by Elder Law Practice of Timothy L. Takacs, PLLC. The event drew social workers, case managers, nurses, discharge planners, nursing home administrators and other geriatric care professionals from throughout Middle Tennessee.

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Client Training Module - Getting the Most from Your Life Care Plan

One of the benefits of working with Elder Law Practice of Timothy L. Takacs is access to family education. At tomorrow's client training session from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. at the Elder Law Practice office, staff members will explain how to get the most from a Life Care Plan. We will also be expressing our deep appreciation for the families we serve by providing homemade summertime refreshments! If you're planning to attend, let us know by phone (615.824.2571) or email. Don't forget to bring your Life Care Plan binder.

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Are you a stealth caregiver?

Are you caring for an elderly loved one and reluctant to tell your employer? You're not alone. The National Alliance for Caregiving estimates that half of working caregivers are reluctant to tell their supervisor about their caregiving responsibilities.

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What is the veterans pension benefit?

Certified Elder Law Attorney Tim Takacs explains the basics of veterans pension benefits.

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Why aging at home is getting easier for some families

In 2013, for the first time, the majority of Medicaid spending on long-term care services was for care delivered in a home or community setting, not for care in nursing homes, according to a report last month from the Bipartisan Policy Center.

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Every person has an elder care story

Elder Care Coordinator Debra King talks about factors that enhance her ability to serve clients, including her own experience as a caregiver to elderly father in-law. 

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Client Training Module - Non-dementia health decisions

One of the benefits of working with Elder Law Practice of Timothy L. Takacs is access to family education. At the July 7 client training session, Elder Law Practice staff will discuss the issues family caregivers face when making healthcare decisions for loved ones with dementia.

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New study helps determine which older adults might need help taking medications

Is your elderly loved one likely to have a problem taking his or her medications? A new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society may help you assess the risk. 

 

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Happy Independence Day!

The 4th of July is here and it's time to celebrate our nation's independence. These 25 fun facts about Independence Day will help you get into the patriotic spirit.

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7 Common Drugs Linked to Higher Risk of Dementia

Several widely used medications can be toxic for older adults' brains.

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June is Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month

The Alzheimer’s Association invites you to uncover the truth about Alzheimer’s disease and learn what you can do to make a difference.

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