May 2020

Caregiving Tip #3: Ask for Help

If you're caring for an elderly loved one during these most unusual times, it's easy to become overwhelmed. In this installment of Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law's Caregiving Tips Series, Public Benefits Specialist Joshua Hunter explains why it's more important than ever to ask for help.

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Tax Relief Deadline Extended to July 1

If you take advantage of the tax relief and tax freeze programs offered by the state of Tennessee and local governments, you'll want to know that the deadline to apply has been extended to July 1, 2020, thanks to the COVID-19 crisis. This article explains more about both programs.

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Executing Legal Documents during COVID-19

How do you handle getting legal documents signed, witnessed, and notarized during a pandemic when everyone is sheltering in place? Attorney and Partner Chris Johnson explains how we handle it here at Takacs McGinnis.

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Caregiving Tip #2: Utilize Technology

Technology can be a godsend when you're providing care to older adults who are sheltering in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this installment of Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law's Caregiving Tips Series, Elder Care Coordinator Debra King explains some of the most common ways technology can make caregiving easier.

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Provisioning for a Crisis That Just Won't End

If you're sheltering in place during the COVID-19 crisis and your supplies are running low, here are some ways to get what you need.

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Non-Medical Home Health and COVID-19

How does social distancing work when an older adult relies on professional caregivers who come into the home to provide care? Elder Care Coordinator Pati Bedwell offers a few suggestions.

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Caregiving Tip #1: Social Distancing, Not Social Isolation

Isolation can be detrimental for anyone, especially for seniors. In this installment of Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law's Caregiving Tips Series, Elder Care Coordinator Pati Bedwell explains how to keep social distancing from creating social isolation.

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May is National Elder Law Month

With 10,000 Americans turning 65 every day, elder law has never been more important. During National Elder Law Month, why not take a few minutes to get acquainted with this unique specialty of law? This article explains the basics.

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COVID-19 Scam Update

New crisis. New scams. Here's what we're seeing related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Mythbusters: When Does Spend Down Start

If you're trying to qualify an elderly loved one for Medicaid, spend down starts when TennCare processes the application, right? Public Benefits Specialist Joshua Bey address this common misconception in our latest Elder Care Law Mythbusters video.

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