November 2019

Online Resources for Caregivers

Today is Thanksgiving, a day when extended families across the country gather to express gratitude. If this year's Thanksgiving trip home has revealed the uncomfortable reality that your elderly parents aren't doing so well, one of the first things to do is to get educated. Fortunately, there are more resources for caregivers than ever before. This article gives you a place to start your information-gathering process.

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A Moment of Gratitude

On this Thanksgiving Day, let's take a moment to be grateful for the blessings  that caregiving can bring. If you're caring for elderly loved ones, what are you grateful for? 

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2020 Medicare Parts A & B Premiums and Deductibles

If you're on Medicare or you're looking after someone who is, you'll want to take note of this summary of the new premiums and deductibles released earlier this month by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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Estate Planning Misconception #7: No Communication

It's Pro-Tip Tuesday and time for the final installment of our seven-part Estate Planning Misconceptions video series. In this video, Certified Elder Law Attorney Tim Takacs talks about the common misconception that if you get all your documents in order, it doesn't matter if no one knows they exist or where to find them.

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Lessons from Teepa Snow: Part 9

What's the best way to physically interact with a person with dementia? In this video, the ninth installment in the Lessons from Teepa Snow series, Outreach Coordinator Dana Hentschel demonstrates the Positive Physical Approach Technique.

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Millions of Medicare Part D Enrollees Face Increases in Cost

Millions of current enrollees in stand-alone Medicare Part D prescription drug plans will face premium and other cost increases next year unless they switch to lower-cost plans during the open enrollment period that began Oct. 15 and ends on Dec. 7, according to a new analysis by Kaiser Family Foundation.

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Arm Yourself with Free Information

When it comes to caring for elderly relatives, things can get complicated. That's why Takacs McGinnis offers a wide variety of resources designed to help you manage the long-term care journey for yourself, a spouse, a parent, or another loved one. Take advantage of everything we offer!

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Estate Planning Misconception #6: I can draft my own will

A will is a simple document that anyone can do on their own, right? Many people who die believing this leave their unfortunate heirs to sort things out afterwards. Elder Care Coordinator Debra King explains why in the latest video in the Estate Planning Misconceptions video series. 

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Lessons from Teepa Snow: Part 8

How does dementia affect a person's ability to control their emotions and their impulses, and their ability to reason? In this video, the eighth installment in the Lessons from Teepa Snow series, Outreach Coordinator Dana Hentschel explains how dementia affects the brain's executive control center.

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Meet Mr. Trust!

Mr. Trust is your new favorite superhero, especially if you want to protect family assets.

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VA Tries New Strategies for Dealing with Suicides among Veterans

Suicide is a growing problem for veterans of all ages. If you're caring for an elderly veteran who may be at risk of suicide, you'll want to listen in on the discussion on a recent edition of the Federal Drive podcast. 

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Estate Planning Misconception #5: Choosing a Health Care Power of Attorney

The person who serves as my Attorney-in-Fact should automatically be the person who makes my healthcare decisions, right? In this installment of the Estate Planning Misconceptions video series, Elder Care Coordinator Pati Bedwell explains why you may not want the same person for both jobs.

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Lessons from Teepa Snow: Part 7

How does dementia affect a person's memory? In this video, the seventh installment in the Lessons from Teepa Snow series, Outreach Coordinator Dana Hentschel talks about memory-related changes common to people with dementia.

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Takacs Recognized by 2019 Mid-South Super Lawyers Magazine

For the thirteenth year in a row, Hendersonville attorney Timothy L. Takacs has been recognized as one of the leading attorneys in the region by Mid-South Super Lawyers Magazine. Only the top five percent of attorneys in Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee receive this honor. 

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Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law Named to 2020 Best Law Firms List

Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law has received a Second Tier ranking in Nashville in Elder Law by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® for the Ninth Edition of Best Law Firms. It's the third year in a row we've been included and we consider it a great honor.

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Estate Planning Misconception #4: Anyone can be an Attorney-in-Fact

If I'm drafting a Power of Attorney, I can choose anyone to be my Attorney-In-Fact, right? Technically, yes, but there's more to it than that. Elder Care Coordinator Debra King explains why in the latest video in the Estate Planning Misconceptions video series. 

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Lessons from Teepa Snow: Part 6

How does dementia affect a person's ability to see? In this video, the sixth installment in the Lessons from Teepa Snow series, Outreach Coordinator Dana Hentschel talks about vision-related changes common to people with dementia.

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