September 2017

Welcome New Takacs McGinnis Employees

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are two new faces at Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law: Associate Attorney Elizabeth Greer and Outreach Coordinator Dana Hentschel. Please join us in welcoming them to the team!

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25th Anniversary Reflections: Joining Takacs McGinnis

What is it about Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law that makes it an attractive place to practice elder law? Associate Attorney Elizabeth Greer explains.

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Successful Aging Tip #4

Welcome to the Ten Tips for Successful Aging video series. Associate Attorney Elizabeth Greer shares Tip #4.

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EQUIFAX BREACH: Do These Things Now

The Equifax data breach is a terrifying reminder of just how easy it is for our personal information to get into the hands of criminals. When you're assessing the damage to your own credit, don't forget to assess the impact on elderly loved ones and loved ones who have died. 

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Tips to Avoid Charity Scams

As people all over the world try to help survivors of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma with donations of food and water, clothes, shelter and money, we want to remind you to be aware of charity scams. Scammers will use any method to manipulate your generosity.  The Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee offers up these tips to protect yourself and loved ones.

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25th Anniversary Reflections: Transition to Elder Law

What motivates a geriatric nurse practitioner and long-term care facility executive to return to law school late in life? Certified Elder Law Attorney Barbara Boone McGinnis explains her transition to elder law.

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Successful Aging Tip #3

Welcome to the Ten Tips for Successful Aging video series. Public Benefits Specialist Joshua Bey shares Tip #3.

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Basics of the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary Program

What is the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary Program? Why does it exist? Who benefits from it? Public Benefits Specialist Berkely Crain explains the basics of this important program.

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A Client Speaks Out

What's it like to work with the team at Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law? Kip Kubin talks about his experience.

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25th Anniversary Reflections: Getting Started in Elder Law

Today, Certified Elder Law Attorney Tim Takacs is one of the nation's most well-known elder law attorneys. But it wasn't always that way. How did a general practice attorney in Hendersonville decide to specialize in the then-emerging field of elder law? In this video, Tim Takacs explains how it all started.

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Successful Aging Tip #2

Welcome to the Ten Tips for Successful Aging video series. Elder Care Coordinator Debra King shares Tip #2.

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Equitable Relief Opportunity for Marketplace Enrollees Who Need Medicare Expires on September 30

If you purchased insurance through the Insurance Marketplace (also known as Obamacare) and then qualified for Medicare, you may have made a costly mistake. If you didn't enroll in Medicare because you thought your Marketplace subsidies would continue, you may now face Medicare Part B late enrollment penalties and gaps in coverage if you enroll in Medicare now. If this situation describes you, keep reading to learn about a Special Enrollment Period that will offer rellief from Part B late enrollment penalties. The deadline for equitable relief is fast approaching and the best way to apply is through an in-person visit to a Social Security office. Don't wait until the last minute to apply.  

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Government Agencies Issue Advisories in Wake of Hurricane Threats

In the face of recent and oncoming hurricane threats, several government agencies have issued advisories that may be important to older adults and their caregivers. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Internal Revenue Service, the Social Security Administration, and other federal agencies have made special provisions for people in the path of these storms. Here's a compilation of information and resources that may be helpful if someone you love and care for has been (or will be) affected by one of these devastating storms.

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Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law Celebrates 25 Years

For the last 25 years, Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law has been making life better for our elderly clients and the families who love and care for them. How did the firm gets its start? What's ahead? This video takes a look back…and ahead…as we gear up to celebrate our anniversary milestone this month.

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Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law Celebrates 25-Year Anniversary with Community Open House

We're celebrating the firm's 25th anniversary with a community open house on Thursday, September 21 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at our office at 201 Walton Ferry Rd. in Hendersonville. Everyone is welcome. We hope to see you there!

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Successful Aging Tip #1

Welcome to the Ten Tips for Successful Aging video series. Certified Elder Law Attorney Barbara Boone McGinnis shares Tip #1.

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Caregiver Spouses Group Meets September 7

Elder Care Coordinator Pati Bedwell talks about the upcoming Caregiver Spouse Group on September 7, 2017. The discussion topic will be "Handling Disagreements." ​Dessert and coffee will be served. 

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Common Medicare Myths

Do you have the facts about Medicare? Or do you believe the myths about this government program? Medicare Specialist Berkely Crain talks about common Medicare myths that can have negative consequences if you don’t understand them beforehand.

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