January 2019

Rehab for the Dying

Are rehab services ever appropriate for people nearing the end of life? This article explores a growing trend and offers tips for anyone whose loved ones are in this situation.

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Debunking the Myths of Older Adult Falls

Many people think falls are a normal part of aging. The truth is, they're not.

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Calculating the Penalty Period

Many people applying for CHOICES try to "spend down" their assets on their own. What they don't know is that the do-it-yourself approach can lead to severe penalties. Public Benefits Specialist Joshua Bey explains the risks.

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Will You Be a Long-Distance Caregiver?

If your parents live more than an hour away, chances are good that you will be a long-distance caregiver as they age. What can you do to prepare? This article offers a few tips.

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Becoming a Partner in Your Loved One's Nursing Home Care

If someone you love is a resident in a nursing home, what can you do to make sure he or she receives the best possible care? This article offers a few tips.

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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.

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How to Take Care of Yourself after a Dementia Diagnosis

If you receive a dementia diagnosis, what should you do next? This article offer a few tips.

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Driving and Memory Loss: Having the Conversation

Is an elderly loved one experiencing memory loss? Do you worry when he or she gets behind the wheel? Here are a few tips for handling this delicate situation.

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Programs Offer Property Tax Relief – Part 2

If you have an older friend or relative who is struggling to pay rising property taxes, there are programs designed to help. In this video, the second in a two-part series, Certified Elder Law Attorney Barbara Boone McGinnis talks about the State of Tennessee’s Property Tax Relief Program.

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Am I Stuck with My Medicare Advantage Plan?

You picked your Medicare Advantage plan, but you’re worried it’s not a good fit for your medical needs. Are you stuck with it until next year’s open enrollment? No, thanks to new policy changes this year from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Read on for details.

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Meet Joshua Hunter

Please help us welcome Joshua Hunter, the newest member of the Takacs McGinnis team. Joshua is a Medicare rock star. When you read his bio, you'll see why!

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Debra King Earns Top Social Worker Designation

We are so proud of Debra King! She has achieved the highest licensing credential possible for a social worker. Way to go, Debra!

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Programs Offer Property Tax Relief – Part 1

If you have an older friend or relative who is struggling to pay rising property taxes, there are programs designed to help. In this video, the first in a two-part series, Certified Elder Law Attorney Barbara Boone McGinnis talks about Sumner County’s Property Tax Freeze Program.

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