March 2020

Living Options for Your Parents

What if living at home is no longer suitable for your elderly parents? Where can they go and what options are available? This article outlines a few of the most common options.

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Understanding the Elder Care Continuum

Have you ever wondered what we do here at Takacs McGinnis? Attorney Chris Johnson explains the conceptual model behind Takacs McGinnis' groundbreaking approach to elder care law.

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Beware the New Twist on an Old Scam

Criminals trying to pull the Social Security scam on seniors aren't just using robocalls. They're now sending letters. Here's what authorities are saying about the latest iteration of this common scam.

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CMS Releases Recommendations on Non-Essential Procedures During COVID-19 Response

If someone you love is on Medicare and was planning a non-essential medical, surgical, or dental procedure, they'll most likely need to reschedule. This article explains more.

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COVID-19 and Medicare Rule Changes: What You Need to Know

To help combat and contain the spread of 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has relaxed some of the rules that apply to healthcare providers. In this article, Medicare Specialist Joshua Hunter explains how these changes may impact you and the other Medicare beneficiaries in your life.

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Beware the Coronavirus Scams

There’s nothing like a pandemic to get a fraudster’s blood pumping. Here’s what to watch for.

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CMS Announces New Measures to Protect Nursing Home Residents from COVID-19

Some nursing homes have closed their doors to outside visitors. If someone you love is affected by this response to the COVID-19 outbreak, this article will help you understand what is happening—and why—and offers some tips for you to stay connected to your loved one.

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Mythbusters: Married People Don't Need Power of Attorney

If you're married, you don't need to get a Power of Attorney because your spouse can handle everything for you if you're incapacitated, right? Certified Elder Law Attorney Barbara McGinnis dispels this common misconception in our latest Elder Care Law Mythbusters video.

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COVID-19: Straight Talk from Our Elder Care Coordinators

If you’re looking after an elderly loved one and you’re worried about how the COVID-19 outbreak may affect your relative, you’re not alone. What’s real? What’s hype? Takacs McGinnis' elder care coordinators weigh in.

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When Disaster Strikes: Keeping Your Records Safe

We've been reminded in a big way that we're in severe weather season. What can you do to make sure that important documents are safe if your home is damaged by a storm? Here are a few tips.

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It Pays to Shop Around - Part 2

We love talking about how we've been able to help our clients spend less on their Medicare Part D prescription drug costs. In this article, the second in a three-part series, another client explains how the simple act of switching plans cut their costs by nearly $6,000. 

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A Client Speaks

All of us at Takacs McGinnis consider it a privilege to walk alongside seniors and their families during the long-term care journey. In this video, one of our clients talks about his experience working with Joshua Hunter, our Medicare Specialist.

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It Pays to Shop Around - Part 1

You've heard us talk before about how we've been able to help our clients save big money on their Medicare Part D prescription drug costs. In this article, the first in a three-part series, one of our clients explains in her own words how Joshua Hunter, the firm's Medicare Specialist, helped her save more than $7,000. 

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Was Someone You Love Exposed to Nuclear Radiation?

Was someone you love exposed to radiation as a result of the United States military’s domestic nuclear testing program? The Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) can offer up to $100k in compensation for those who may have developed cancer or other specified diseases after such exposure. Attorney Chris Johnson explains.

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