July 2019

Avoid Summertime Scams

Getting scammed is a great way to ruin a perfectly good vacation. These tips, compiled by the Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee, will help keep you and elderly loved ones safe during summertime fun.

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Nursing Home Problem #9

Could internal policies at your elderly loved one's nursing home be in violation of federal law? In the Nursing Home Problems Video Series, members of the Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law team discuss some of the most common issues encountered by nursing home residents and their families. This week, Elder Care Coordinator Debra King talks about Problem #9.

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Medicare Supplement Change Coming Soon

Big changes are coming to the Medicare supplement world in 2020. What do you need to know? Medicare Specialist Joshua Hunter explains.

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ABLE Accounts

If someone in your life is facing a disability, ABLE accounts can be a lifesaver. This article explains the basics and connects you to information about Tennessee's ABLE account program.

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VA extends Agent Orange presumption to ‘Blue Water Navy’ Veterans

Could a Vietnam veteran you know now be entitled to disability compensation benefits? This news from the VA regarding the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act may offer some insight.

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Nursing Home Problem #8

Could internal policies at your elderly loved one's nursing home be in violation of federal law? In the Nursing Home Problems Video Series, members of the Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law team discuss some of the most common issues encountered by nursing home residents and their families. This week, Elder Care Coordinator Pati Bedwell talks about Problem #8.

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What is a Qualified Income Trust?

What is a Qualified Income Trust? What role can it play in a Medicaid application? Public Benefits Specialist Joshua Bey explains the basics. 

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Takacs McGinnis is Moving....Soon

On Wednesday, July 10, Takacs McGinnis staff members and friends of the firm gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony at 104 Wyncrest Way in Hendersonville, the land that will house the firm's eventual new home. We are excited about the project and will keep you updated on its progress.

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Nursing Home Problem #7

Could internal policies at your elderly loved one's nursing home be in violation of federal law? In the Nursing Home Problems Video Series, members of the Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law team discuss some of the most common issues encountered by nursing home residents and their families. This week, Medicare Specialist Joshua Hunter talks about Problem #7.

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Misconception Monday: Living Trusts

It's Misconception Monday! Let's talk about living trusts, an important tool in the estate planning toolbox. Are living trusts for everyone? The person trying to sell you one will tell you they are. But you might want to pause before signing on the dotted line. Certified Elder Law Attorney Tim Takacs explains more.

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Chris Johnson Named to Leadership Sumner Board

Congratulations to Associate Attorney Chris Johnson, who was recently appointed to the Leadership Sumner Board of Directors. Johnson is a 2019 graduate of the Leadership Sumner program.

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When Your Siblings Won't Help

If you're looking after elderly parents and you're shouldering the burden without help from your siblings, what can you do? This article offers some tips.

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Nursing Home Problem #6

Could internal policies at your elderly loved one's nursing home be in violation of federal law? In the Nursing Home Problems Video Series, members of the Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law team discuss some of the most common issues encountered by nursing home residents and their families. This week, Public Benefits Specialist Joshua Bey talks about Problem #6.

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Can a Tattoo Replace a DNR?

Is having "Do Not Resuscitate" tattooed on your chest a good way to express your preferences about life-sustaining treatment? Associate Attorney Chris Johnson weighs in on this complicated issue. 

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Reflections on Independence Day

Does the celebration of his summer holiday trigger mixed emotions? It can if you're caring for an elderly loved one whose reliance on you increases by the day. If that's your situation, this blog post is for you.

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Joshua Hunter Earns Certificate in Elder Care Coordination

Our very own Joshua Hunter just earned a Certificate in Elder Care Coordination! The program was offered by the Life Care Planning Law Firms Association in collaboration with the Stockton Center on Successful Aging at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. Congratulations, Joshua!

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Nursing Home Problem #5

Could internal policies at your elderly loved one's nursing home be in violation of federal law? In the Nursing Home Problems Video Series, members of the Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law team discuss some of the most common issues encountered by nursing home residents and their families. This week, Associate Attorney Chris Johnson talks about Problem #5.

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Personal Independence

As Independence Day approaches, why not take a few minutes to think about what what it might take for you to live independently at home as you age? Elder Care Coordinator Pati Bedwell offers some tips.  

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