April 2020

Dementia and COVID-19

If someone living with you has dementia, how do you answer their questions about why things are so different now as the COVID-19 situation unfolds? This article offers a few thoughts. 

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A Friend Told Me to Call...

Many people find their way to Takacs McGinnis because someone who has already worked with us told them to call. In this video, a client talks about how a friend's suggestion that he contact us paid off in unexpected ways. 

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COVID-19 Work-from-Home Tips = Self-Care

Just about everywhere you look these days, there’s an article offering tips to help people adjust to the reality of working from home during the COVID-19 crisis. Boil down the tips and you’ll find that they’re all basically pointing to self-care. if you’re caring for an elderly loved one, these tips will sound familiear. Consider them a well-timed review.

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How Does Life Care Planning Compare?

How does Life Care Planning, the innovative approach to elder law pioneered by Takacs McGinnis, stack up against other services that support older adults? This video explains the major points of comparison.

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1135 Waiver May Modify Medicaid Rules

If you’re caring for an elderly loved one who may soon need Medicaid to pay for nursing home care, you’ll be interested in knowing that the COVID-19 situation may result in the temporary removal of certain hurdles to coverage. This article explains more.

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Mythbusters: Medicaid Facilities vs Private Pay

Are nursing homes that accept Medicaid patients worse than nursing homes that only accept people who can pay their own way? Many people believe this. Elder Care Coordinator Pati Bedwell takes on this common myth in this latest installment in our Elder Care Law Mythbusters video series.

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What Your Loved One’s Nursing Home Should Be Doing

What should your loved one’s nursing home be doing to keep residents safe during the COVID-19 pandemic? This article explains recent recommendations from the Tennessee Division of Health Licensure and Regulation and the Tennessee Department of Health.

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Mythbusters: Retirees with Health Coverage Don't Need Medicare

If you're a retiree who has health insurance coverage through your employer, you don't need to sign up for Medicare, right? Medicare Specialist Joshua Hunter address this common misconception in this latest installment of our Elder Care Law Mythbusters video series.

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