November 2015

How do you find residential care for someone with Alzheimer’s?

When a loved one can no longer live at home, what do you do next? 

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NES scan targets elderly

Be on the lookout for scammers claiming to represent Nashville Electric Service (NES) who are threatening customers with service disconnection unless they receive payment. 

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What do you do when an elderly parent resists care?

Should you back off? Keep pushing? What's the right thing to do?

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Have you made your Medicare selections?

Medicare Open Enrollment ends one week from today. Still have questions? Read on.

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Thanksgiving holiday often reveals the truth about aging parents' health

More than 40 million Americans are expected to take to the roadways, railways and airways as they head home for the Thanksgiving holiday. This time-honored tradition, one of the few occasions when multiple generations gather under one roof, is often the first time that adult children may observe unmistakable signs of physical or cognitive decline in aging loved ones.

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Thanksgiving Wishes

May the good things of life be yours in abundance today and throughout the coming year.

Happy Thanksgiving from Elder Law Practice of Timothy L. Takacs.

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Barbara's elder care story

Supporting a loved one during the long-term care journey can be life changing. Associate Attorney Barbara Boone McGinnis shares her elder care story.

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Holidays and Alzheimer's Families

The holidays are a time when family and friends often come together. But for families living with Alzheimer's and other dementias, the holidays can be challenging. Take a deep breath. With some planning and adjusted expectations, your celebrations can still be happy, memorable occasions.

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Small Residences for the Elderly Provide More Personal, Homelike Care

In a shift that could remake long-term care, some seniors are moving to privately owned care homes that are often unmarked in residential neighborhoods. 

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VA Benefits Seminar Draws a Crowd to Hendersonville VFW

A panel of experts helped demystify veterans’ benefits for more than 40 veterans, family members and long-term care professionals at a free educational seminar at the Hendersonville VFW on November 10, 2015.

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2016 Medicare Parts A & B Premiums and Deductibles Announced

Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the 2016 premiums and deductibles for the Medicare inpatient hospital (Part A) and physician and outpatient hospital services (Part B) programs.

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Veterans Benefits FAQ

Wondering whether you or someone you love is eligible for Veterans benefits? Elder Law Practice Associate Attorney Barbara Boone McGinnis answers some of the most common questions.

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Medicare Open Enrollment is in Full Swing

Have you made your Medicare Open Enrollment choices for 2016? If you're putting it off, these FAQs may provide some motivation.

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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, this planning guide created by the National Aging in Place Council will help you prepare. 

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November is Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month

Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Watch to learn the latest facts on the impact of Alzheimer’s disease. 

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November is National Family Caregivers Month

The staff of Elder Law Practice of Timothy L. Takacs is proud to honor and support those who have taken on the responsibilities of caring for spouses, parents, siblings and children with health issues. 

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Today we honor the nation's Veterans

On Veterans Day, Elder Law Practice pays tribute to members of the armed forces past and present who have fought to preserve our cherished freedoms. It is an honor and privilege to serve veterans.

 

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Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop

When you're caring for elderly loved ones, you never know when the next crisis will happen. Packing an emergency bag for yourself and your loved one can ease stress. Here's what to include.

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Medicare's Hospice Benefit

Does Medicare cover hospice benefits? Elder Care Coordinator Debra King explains.

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Medicare Drug Plan Enrollees Would Face Average 13 Percent Premium Increase Unless They Switch Plans During Open Enrollment, New Analysis Finds

Here's something to think about during Medicare Open Enrollment: current enrollees in stand-alone Medicare Part D plans are projected to face an average 13 percent increase in premiums if they remain in their current plan for 2016, a new analysis finds. 

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Fall Prevention: Dealing with Resistance

Autumn is a good time to plan ahead for fall prevention, especially if you're caring for an elderly loved one who doesn't want anything to do with personal emergency response devices. 

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Welcome New Staffers

There are a few new faces on the Elder Law Practice team.

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Is There a Difference Between Caring for Moms and Dads?

While a multitude of parenting books provide information on the difference between raising boys and girls, little has been written on the different challenges we may have in caring for our aging moms compared to caring for our aging dads.

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Check out The Continuum

The fall issue of The Continuum, Elder Law Practice's quarterly newsletter, is now available. View the print edition here. Click on the link below to subscribe to the digital edition.  

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