November 2018

Does Dad Need a Driver's License?

If a parent is ill and no longer drives, do you need to renew his or her driver’s license? Certified Elder Law Attorney Barbara Boone McGinnis answers this frequently-asked question.

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Avoid Medicare Scams

Medicare Open Enrollment time is scam time! If you're looking out for an elderly loved one, make sure that everyone is up to date on the latest schemes. 

 

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Guns and Dementia

What happens when a gun-owning elderly loved one develops dementia? This article lays out the risks and offers a few tips for family caregivers who are concerned about their loved ones'--and their own--safety.

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5 Things That Can Go Wrong If You Don’t Have an Estate Plan

If you’re putting off estate planning like so many people do, your procrastination could create real problems for those who survive you. Certified Elder Law Attorney Tim Takacs explains.

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Thanksgiving Wishes

On this Thanksgiving Day, we pause to express our gratitude to the clients who have placed their confidence in us, to our families who are always there for us, to the veterans who have fought and died to protect us, and to the community that supports us.

From our family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving.

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Humor and Caregiving

Laughter is the best medicine. This expression is as true for caregivers as it is for patients. How can you find the humor in your situation? This article offers a few tips.

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VA Benefit Changes

If someone you know is hoping to get reimbursement for care-related expenses from the VA’s Aid & Attendance program, you need to know that effective October 18, 2018, the eligibility requirements for VA benefits have changed. Associate Attorney Chris Johnson explains.

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Takacs Recognized by 2018 Mid-South Super Lawyers Magazine

For the twelfth year in a row, Hendersonville attorney Timothy L. Takacs has been recognized as one of the leading attorneys in the region by Mid-South Super Lawyers Magazine. Only the top five percent of attorneys in Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee receive this honor. 

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Two Cards and a Toilet: A Cautionary Tale

What happens if you’re a member of the Takacs McGinnis staff and you experience a minor misfortune that involves a toilet bowl? If that misfortune represents a teachable moment, you share it with the world!

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Chris Johnson: Journey to Elder Law

On Veterans Day, Associate Attorney Chris Johnson, a veteran of the U.S. Marines, talks about the factors that make him so passionate about his work with older adults, especially veterans.

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Beware the Publisher's Clearinghouse Scam

There's a new scam involving fraudsters impersonating representatives from Publisher's Clearing House. Fraudsters are targeting seniors in Middle Tennessee. If you're looking after elderly loved ones, make sure they're aware of this latest scheme.

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Sleep and Dementia

The lack of good quality sleep can take a toll on both the person living with dementia and the caregiver. Simple lifestyle changes can help. This article explains more.

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Older Adults and the Flu

Flu season is here. What should older adults do to prepare? Elder Care Coordinator Pati Bedwell explains.

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CMS Proposes to Modernize Medicare Advantage, Expand Telehealth Access for Patients

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is considering updates that would strengthen the popular system for private health insurance plans to provide Medicare coverage, increase plan flexibility to offer telehealth benefits, and improve coordination for dual-eligible beneficiaries. 

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Takacs McGinnis Named to 2019 Best Law Firms List

We're excited to announce that Takacs McGinnis has been named to the Best Law Firms list for the second year in a row! 

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