December 2018

Hiring a Caregiver for Seniors

If you're thinking about hiring a caregiver to come into your elderly loved one's home, it pays to do your homework. Elder Care Coordinator Debra King explains.

Read more.

Fraudulent Calls from Social Security Impersonators

If you're getting threatening calls from people claiming to be from Social Security, you're not alone. These calls are from scammers spoofing Social Security's national service phone number. This notice from the Social Security Administration offers more details about this scheme along with tips for keeping loved ones safe.

Read more.

Six New Year's Resolutions for Alzheimer's Caregivers

If you're caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease, this article by Paula Spencer Scott that first appeared on Caring.com in 2008 is every bit as relevant now as it was then. 

Read more.

Determining Fair Market Value

How is the fair market value of an asset determined when a person is applying for TennCare benefits? Public Benefits Specialist Joshua Bey explains.

Read more.

Pack Your Bag!

When you're caring for an elderly loved one, it's hard to predict what the next calamity may be. That's why it's important to be prepared. Pack a bag ahead of time for those unexpected trips to the ER. Here's what to include.

Read more.

IRS reminder: Deadline Dec. 31 for most retirees who must make required retirement plan distributions

Attention, seniors! Do the required minimum distribution requirements apply to you? It's not too late to double check before the deadline on December 31.

Read more.

Holiday Scams - 2018 Edition

While we shop and cook and hang holiday lights, scammers are busy looking for their next targets. The Better Business Bureau has issued a list of scams to watch for this holiday season along with tips on how to keep yourself (or elderly loved ones) from being the next victim.  

Read more.

Ten Tips for Choosing a Caregiver for an Elder

Many seniors and their families are recognizing the benefits of hiring caregivers so elderly loved ones can live at home longer in greater comfort and safety. What should you look for when choosing a caregiver? Certified Elder Law Attorney Tim Takacs explains.

Read more.

Medicare Preventative Services

Did you know that Medicare offers certain services for free? Medicare Specialist Joshua Hunter talks about preventative services and screenings that are available at no charge to Medicare beneficiaries.

Read more.

Stay Safe When Shopping Online

If you're looking after elderly loved ones who are active on the internet or shop online, these tips from the IRS will help keep them (and you) safe, especially during the holiday season when identity thieves are working overtime. 

Read more.

It Gets Worse Before It Gets Better—Unless You’re Over 50

Are younger people happier than older people? Does happiness decline with age? Do the challenges of caring for elderly loved ones affect how happy people are? The latest research on the subject of happiness has attempted to answer these questions. The findings may surprise you. 

Read more.

Taking Away the Car Keys

When is a good time to take the keys away from your elderly loved one? The answer: NEVER. Elder Care Coordinator Pati Bedwell explains.

Read more.

Palliative Care & Hospice Care: What's the Difference?

Do you know the difference between palliative care and hospice care? If you don't, you're not alone. This article explains the similarities and differences.

Read more.

Flu Shots for Seniors

It’s National Influenza Vaccination Week! If you're looking after elderly loved ones, now is the time to make sure they get their flu shots.

Read more.

Help for Seniors During the Holidays

The holidays are here and families across the country will gather to share good times and create memories. Elder Care Coordinator Debra King shares tips that will help seniors stay happy and healthy during the season.

Read more.

  • Answer the question below:
    Is five = nine ? (true/false)

Contact Us