April 2019

Asset Protection Mistake #7

Will innocent asset protection mistakes put your family's financial future at risk? In the Ten Asset Protection Mistakes video series, members of the Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law Team talk about common errors. This week, Certified Elder Law Attorney Barbara McGinnis looks at Mistake #7.

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Misconceptions about Capacity - Part 3

Do you think capacity and competence are the same? Associate Attorney Chris Johnson addresses common misconceptions about these terms in the final video in a three-part series.

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Technology Options for Long-Distance Caregiving

Is it possible to be a caregiver from afar? The answer is yes, thanks to new technology. Here's an overview of the basics.

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Do the Facts about Alzheimer's Disease Hit Close to Home?

The facts about Alzheimer's disease are startling. For instance, in 2018, more than 16 million caregivers provided an estimated 18.5 billion hours of unpaid care, a contribution to the nation valued at nearly $234 billion — and $2 billion more than last year. If you're one of the millions of people caring for loved ones with Alzheimer's disease, you don't have to go it alone. Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law can help.

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Asset Protection Mistake #6

Certified Elder Law Attorney Tim Takacs explains Mistake #6 in the Ten Asset Protection Mistakes video series. 

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Misconceptions about Capacity - Part 2

Do you think capacity and competence are the same? Certified Elder Law Attorney Barbara McGinnis addresses common misconceptions about these terms in the second video in a three-part series.

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Scam Alert: Spoofed Phone Calls

If you're looking after elderly loved ones, please make sure that they're aware that fraudsters can use spoofing techniques to impersonate the authorities. This article, originally published by the Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee, offers a few tips to avoid phone and spoofing scams. 

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7 Facts about Advance Directives

National Healthcare Decisions day was yesterday, but that doesn't mean it's too late to document your preferences for care in the event you're not able to make those decisions yourself. Here are some facts to motivate you and some resources to help.

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Asset Protection Mistake #5

Could you be messing up and not even know it? In the Ten Asset Protection Mistakes video series, members of the Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law Team talk about common errors. This week, Associate Attorney Chris Johnson talks about Mistake #5.

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Misconceptions about Capacity - Part 1

Do you think capacity and competence are the same? Certified Elder Law Attorney Barbara McGinnis addresses common misconceptions about these terms.

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When Your Parents Refuse Caregiving Help

If your elderly parents dig in their heels when you suggest getting outside help to make their lives a little easier, what can you do? This article offers some helpful tips. 

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Do you have yours?

Have you had conversations with loved ones about your preferences for healthcare in the event you can't make those decisions yourself? Have you documented those wishes? As National Healthcare Decisions Day approaches, now is the time to get it done.

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Asset Protection Mistake #4

Could well-meaning asset transfers put your family at risk? In the Ten Asset Protection Mistakes video series, members of the Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law team talk about common errors they see. This week, Public Benefits Specialist Joshua Bey talks about Mistake #4.

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Funerals - Part 2

What do you know about death and funerals? Do you know enough to avoid costly mistakes? Elder Care Coordinator Debra King dispels common misconceptions about funerals in this video, the second in a three-part series.  

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VA Drops Appeal of Blue Water Decision

If you or someone you love is a Vietnam veteran, you will want to know that the VA just announced that they will not appeal the recent Procopio decision related to extending coverage of presumptive conditions for Vietnam veterans to those who served within twelve nautical miles of the Republic of Vietnam. This could result in monetary and health benefits for 90,000 Navy veterans who previously could not receive those benefits due to failure to prove "boots on the ground." 

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Dana Hentschel Earns PAC Trainer Certification

Congratulations to our very own Dana Hentschel who is now a Certified Independent Trainer for the Positive Approach® to Care (PAC). This dementia education program is perfect for delivery to support groups, senior centers, civic and community organizations, and more. If you would like to schedule the program for your organization, just give Takacs McGinnis a call at 615.824.2571.

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Asset Protection Mistake #3

Will innocent asset protection mistakes put your family's financial future at risk? In the Ten Asset Protection Mistakes video series, members of the Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law Team talk about the most common errors they see. This week, Certified Elder Law Attorney Barbara McGinnis looks at Mistake #3.

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Funerals - Part 1

What do you know about death and funerals? Do you know enough to avoid costly mistakes? Elder Care Coordinator Debra King dispels common misconceptions about funerals in this video, the first in a three-part series.  

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