May 2019

The Value of Multigenerational Family Meetings

When it comes to asset protection, communication is everything. That's why family meetings can be so valuable. 

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Curious About the Relationship between Cannabis and Dementia?

Could cannabis help ease the symptoms of a loved one's dementia? Renowned dementia educator Teepa Snow offers her thoughts in this thought-provoking guest column.

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Caregiving Facts

How much do you know about caregiving? 

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Will Your Kids End Up Paying Your Nursing Home Bill?

How comfortable would you be sticking your adult children with your nursing home bill? This article explains how a little-known legal concept called filial responsibility could force adult children in some states to pick up the tab.

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When Sibling Rivalry Doesn't End

What does sibling rivalry among 90-year-olds look like to a 20-something? A young man shares his observations about the nearly century-long feud between his grandmother and his aunt.

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Asset Protection Mistake #10

How much do you know about asset protection? In the Ten Asset Protection Mistakes video series, members of the Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law Team talk about common errors they see. This week, in the last installment in the series, Associate Attorney Chris Johnson talks about Mistake #10.

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Funerals - Part 3

What do you know about death and funerals? Do you know enough to avoid costly mistakes? Elder Care Coordinator Debra King dispels common misconceptions about funerals in this video, the last in a three-part series.  

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New Part D Policies Address Opioid Epidemic

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has introduced new Medicare Part D opioid safety policies to reduce prescription opioid misuse while preserving medically necessary access to these medications. Will these new policies affect you or an elderly loved one? This article provides a brief overview. 

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Presumptive Condition List Related to Agent Orange May Expand

Are you looking after an elderly loved one who served in Vietnam? A decision is expected in the next 90 days about adding bladder cancer, hypothyroidism and Parkinson's-like symptoms to the list of qualifying diseases tied to Agent Orange. If the additions are approved, affected veterans will be eligible for disability compensation and VA healthcare. This article explains more.

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Asset Protection Mistake #9

Could you be making mistakes and not even knowing it? In the Ten Asset Protection Mistakes video series, members of the Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law team talk about common errors they see. This week, Public Benefits Specialist Joshua Bey talks about Mistake #9.

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Relationships in Long-Term Care Facilities

What happens when relationships in long-term care facilities go beyond the platonic? Elder Care Coordinator Pati Bedwell addresses a few common misconceptions.

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Smart Ways to Build a Moat Around Your Wealth

Have you taken steps to protect the assets you have worked so hard to build?

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Barbara McGinnis to Chair Community Life Bridge Board

Our very own Barbara McGinnis has been named chair of the board of Community Life Bridge, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to assisting seniors with unmet needs. Congratulations, Barbara!

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Asset Protection Mistake #8

Could innocent mistakes cause big problems for your family? In the Ten Asset Protection Mistakes video series, members of the Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law team talk about common errors they see. This week, Elder Care Coordinator Debra King talks about Mistake #8.

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What You Should Know about Your Parents' Finances

Elderly parents don't need to share information about their finances with their kids, right? Many people believe this common misconception. Certified Elder Law Attorney Barbara McGinnis offers some tips that will help adult children find out if their parents are prepared for their future.

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The Long-Term Care Maze: Getting Care While Getting Older

As we continue to honor seniors during Older Americans Month, let's look at the sobering reality of getting care as you age. Given that the "long-term care system" in this country isn't really a system at all, seniors (and their families) who fail to plan ahead for their elder care years will face many difficult challenges. This article outlines a few of them. 

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What is Elder Law?

During May, we celebrate Older Americans Month and National Elder Law Month. If you're not sure what elder law is, this article by Barbara McGinnis, Certified Elder Law Attorney and partner of Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law, will clarify things. Barbara shares her personal take on this complex and demanding specialty of law.

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