Elder Care News Hour

Welcome to the Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law News Hour

 

For nearly three years, Takacs McGinnis Elder Care News Hour explored the issues that can arise due to aging, chronic conditions, disability, and unexpected illness. During its run, the show aired every Friday on Nashville NewsChannel 5+.


Year in Review

 

Getting Ducks in a Row - Essential Estate Planning   Watch Video »

Segment 1: Chris Johnson, Attorney and Partner with Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law, joins Tim and Barbara to talk about why it may be in your best interest to make estate planning a priority in 2019.

Caregiving: A Threat to the Workplace   Watch Video »

Segment 2: Jana Lisle Parham, CFP, CIMA, CPWA, Sr. Vice President and Wealth Advisor at Lisle Parham Wealth Management, joins Tim and Barbara to discuss the unforeseen financial consequences of caregiving. 

Love in the Golden Years: Finding Love in Assisted Living Communities and Nursing Homes   Watch Video »

Segment 3: What happens when older adults find love in a long-term care setting? Elder Care Coordinator Pati Bedwell joins Tim and Barbara to discuss the many complications that can occur.

Spring Cleaning: Hoarding   Watch Video »

Segment 4: Marnie Matthews, MSW, LCSW, Clinical and Crisis Case Management Specialist, joins Tim and Barbara to talk about hoarding as a mental health disorder.

Advance Directives in the Emergency Room   Watch Video »

Segment 5: Dr. Love Anani, Emergency Medicine Physician, APP Emergency Department Medical Director and Robertson County EMS Medical Director, joins Tim and Barbara to discuss how Advance Directives work during a medical emergency.



Dementia Resources

 

Capacity  Watch Video »

Segment 1: Chris Johnson and Barbara McGinnis discuss the concept of decision making capacity among older adults with dementia and other chronic conditions.

 

Rock Steady Boxing  Watch Video »

Segment 2: Colleen Bridges, NSCA certified-personal trainer at Rock Steady Boxing Music City, joins Barbara and Chris to talk about a new exercise regime, Rock Steady Boxing, designed specifically for those with Parkinson’s disease.

Pet Therapy  Watch Video »

Segment 3: Linda Gregg, AKC Evaluator, K9 Psychologist, Therapy Dog, and Crisis Response Dog Trainer, joins Tim and Barbara to discuss the benefits of Pet Therapy when working with patients suffering from chronic conditions.

Music Therapy  Watch Video »

Segment 4: Noelle Goodin, MD, MT-BC, NMT from Music Therapy Nashville, joins Chris and Barbara to discuss the benefits of Music Therapy for older adults dealing with chronic conditions.

Lessons from Teepa Snow  Watch Video »

Segment 5: Dana Hentschel, Positive Approach to Care Certified Independent Trainer for Mental Health America of the MidSouth and Outreach Coordinator at Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law, joins Chris and Barbara to share tips and techniques for interacting with people living with dementia.



Residents' Rights

 

Arbitration Agreements  Watch Video »

Segment 1: Tim and Barbara take on a controversial topic: nursing homes and arbitration agreements.

The Ombudsman Program  Watch Video »

Segment 2: Marie Ferran, a representative from the Upper Cumberland Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, joins Tim and Barbara to talk about what residents and their families can do if they believe their rights have been violated.

Independent, Assisted Living and Memory Care  Watch Video »

Segment 3: Jake Rightmyer, Executive Director of Clarendale at Indian Lake, joins Tim and Barbara to discuss the rights of residents living in Independent, Assisted Living and Memory Care communities.

Skilled Nursing Facilities   Watch Video »

Segment 4: Randy Ashby, Regional Director of Operations for Grace Healthcare Support Services, joins Tim and Barbara to discuss the rights of residents living in skilled nursing facilities.

Advocacy  Watch Video »

Segment 5: Pati Bedwell, Elder Care Coordinator at Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law, joins Tim and Barbara to discuss how families can become advocates for good care.



Little-Known Resources

 

Little Known Resources – Elder Law   Watch Video »

Segment 1: Tim and Barbara discuss little-known facts about elder law, paying for long-term care, asset protection, and estate planning.

Little Known Resources - Legal Aid   Watch Video »

Segment 2: Sonya Bellafant, Director of the Tennessee Senior Alliance, Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands joins Tim and Barbara to talk about little-known legal resources.

Little Known Resources – Prescription Assistance   Watch Video »

Segment 3: Joshua Hunter, Public Benefits Specialist at Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law, joins Tim and Barbara to discuss available resources to help seniors with the cost of prescription drugs.

Little Known Resources - CREVAA   Watch Video »

Segment 4: Amy L. Smith, CREVAA Program Manager, Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability, joins Tim and Barbara to discuss resources for seniors who have been victimized by crime.

Little Known Resources – Grandparents Raising Grandchildren   Watch Video »

Segment 5: Lynn Wood, Aging Services Coordinator at Mental Health America of the MidSouth, joins Tim and Barbara to talk about resources for grandparents that find themselves in this situation.



Research Trials

 

Chronic Conditions – How Diagnoses Impact the Legal Plan   Watch Video »

Segment 1: Tim and Barbara talk about the ways that chronic conditions can impact the estate planning process.

Research Trials in the Nashville Area   Watch Video »

Segment 2: Randy Bauch, a Clinical Recruiter with Clinical Research Associates, Inc., joins Tim and Barbara to discuss how clinical trials work and how people can participate.

New Developments in Dementia Treatments   Watch Video »

Segment 3: Dr. David Hutchings, a neuropathologist, founder of Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care, PLLC, and Chief Operations Officer for Spectramed, LLC, joins Tim and Barbara to discuss the latest developments in treatment for dementia and related disorders.

Genetic Testing for Cancer   Watch Video »

Segment 4: Dennis Clifford and Julia Sellers, both with Genetiscope, a company that does genetic testing for cancer, join Tim and Barbara to discuss how genetic testing works and how to access the service.



Chronic Illnesses

 

Chronic Conditions – How Diagnoses Impact the Legal Plan   Watch Video »

Segment 1: Tim and Barbara talk about chronic conditions that can impact lives--and estate plans.

ALS - Lou Gehrig's Disease   Watch Video »

Segment 2: Patty Lane, Director of Care Services for the Tennessee Chapter of ALS, joins Tim and Barbara to discuss the implications of a diagnosis of Lou Gehrig's Disease.

Multiple Sclerosis   Watch Video »

Segment 3: David Haddock, President of the Mid South Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and Tracy Hill, Board Member & Fall Crush Chair, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Mid South Chapter, join Tim and Barbara to discuss the implications of a Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis.

 

Depression in Seniors   Watch Video »

Segment 4: Tom Starling, CEO, Mental Health America of the MidSouth, joins Tim and Barbara to discuss the implications of a depression diagnosis.

Parkinson's Disease   Watch Video »

Segment 5: Kelly Arney, Outreach Coordinator for the Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, joins Tim and Barbara to discuss the implications of a Parkinson's diagnosis.



Tools You Can Use

 

Guardian Medical Monitoring   Watch Video »

Segment 1: Michelle Tomerlin with Guardian Medical Monitoring joins Tim and Barbara to demonstrate how her service helps seniors avoid falls, manage medications, and more.

 

The Electronic Caregiver - Part 1   Watch Video »

Segment 2: Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law attorney Chris Johnson joins Dennis Clifford, Regional Director, for a demonstration of the capabilities of The Electronic Caregiver.

 

The Electronic Caregiver - Part 2   Watch Video »

Segment 3: Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law attorney Chris Johnson joins Dennis Clifford, Regional Director, for a demonstration of the capabilities of The Electronic Caregiver.

 

TeleHealth   Watch Video »

Segment 4: Takacs McGinnis Public Benefits Specialist Josh Hunter talks to Dr. Nicole Salloum, Associate Chief of Staff for Primary Care, about how the VA is using Telehealth to treat veterans.

 

CapTel Captioned Telephone   Watch Video »

Segment 5: Christie Powers joins Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Coordinator Debra King to demonstrate how CapTel Captioned Telephone helps seniors who are hearing impaired.



Spring Cleaning

 

How to Organize Your Legal Documents   Watch Video »

Segment 1: Tim Takacs and Barbara McGinnis discuss spring clean-up of legal documents.

How to Organize Your Finances   Watch Video »

Segment 2: Chadwick D. Richards AWMA CMFC, a Financial Advisor with Waddell & Reed, Inc., joins Tim and Barbara to discuss getting finances in order.

 

How to Organize Tax Documents   Watch Video »

Segment 3: Carl Davis, CPA, Managing Partner at Davis, Brown & Company PLLC, joins Tim and Barbara to talk about organizing tax documents.

 

Cleaning Out the Clutter   Watch Video »

Segment 4: Tina Plichta, Professional Organizer and Owner of Orderly Manner, joins Tim and Barbara to talk about decluttering.

 

Understanding Hoarding Disorder   Watch Video »

Segment 5: Marnie Matthews, MSW, LCSW, Clinical and Crisis Case Management Specialist, joins Tim and Barbara to talk about hoarding as a mental health disorder.



Advance Directives, Healthcare POAs, and Living Wills

 

Advance Directives – The Legal Perspective   Watch Video »

Segment 1: Tim Takacs and Barbara McGinnis discuss the legal aspect of Advance Directives.

Advance Directives- How to Talk with Your Doctor   Watch Video »

Segment 2: Tim and Barbara talk to Dr. Anthony Dallas about how to approach the subject of Advance Directives with your healthcare provider.

 

On the Front Lines – Emergency Management Services’ Perspective   Watch Video »

Segment 3: Jackson Boyd, Lieutenant and Paramedic with Sumner County Emergency Management Systems, joins Tim and Barbara to discuss how first responders work with Advance Directives.

 

Advance Directives and the Emergency Room   Watch Video »

Segment 4: Dr. Love Anani, Emergency Medicine Physician, APP Emergency Department Medical Director and Robertson County EMS Medical Director, joins Tim and Barbara to discuss how Advance Directives work during a medical emergency.

Advance Directives- Lessons from Hospice   Watch Video »

Segment 5: Jennifer Kennedy, Hospice and Palliative Nurse Practitioner at HighPoint Hospice, joins Tim and Barbara to discuss how the Advance Directive process is affected by hospice care.



Younger Onset Dementia - A Different Set of Challenges

Younger Onset Dementia - The Legal Perspective   Watch Video »

Segment 1: Tim Takacs and Barbara McGinnis discuss legal considerations, including the documents that should be put into place if this or another unexpected illness occurs earlier in life.

Younger Onset Dementia – A Client’s Perspective   Watch Video »

Segment 2: Tim and Barbara talk to Kenna Niles, a client whose husband was diagnosed with younger onset dementia.

On the Front Lines – Younger Onset Dementia and Your Primary Care Physician   Watch Video »

Segment 3: Summers Chaffin, MD, a physician with Highpoint Family Wellness joins Tim and Barbara to discuss questions you should be asking your family doctor.

Abe’s Garden – Challenges in a Community Setting   Watch Video »

Segment 4: Connie Tomlin, Program Manager of Community Projects for Abe’s Garden, joins Tim and Barbara to discuss the challenges related to finding residential communities and programs that can accommodate the needs of younger people with dementia.

Community Resources   Watch Video »

Segment 5: Lynn Wood, Aging Services Coordinator with Mental Health America of the MidSouth joins Tim and Barbara to discuss the programs and resources available for a person with younger onset dementia.



Finding Love in the Golden Years

Considerations for Finding Love Later in Life   Watch Video »

Segment 1: Tim Takacs and Barbara McGinnis address common pitfalls and discuss things to be considered for those who find love later in life.

How Love in Your Golden Years can Impact Your Financial Plan   Watch Video »

Segment 2: Kevin Collier joins Tim and Barbara to discuss financial planning issues that couples marrying later in life might need to address.

How does Divorce, Death or Re-Marriage Impact Veterans’ Benefits?   Watch Video »

Segment 3: Attorney Chris Johnson joins Tim and Barbara to discuss how divorce, death, or remarriage can affect eligibility for veterans' benefits.

 

Effects of Marriage on Social Security & Medicare   Watch Video »

Segment 4: Social Security expert Frank Cardenas joins Tim and Barbara to discuss how later-in-life marriage can affect eligibility for Social Security and Medicare.

Finding Love in Assisted Living Communities and Nursing Homes   Watch Video »

Segment 5: What happens when older adults find love in a long-term care setting? Elder Care Coordinator Pati Bedwell joins Tim and Barbara to discuss the many complications that can occur.



Getting Your Ducks in a Row for a New Year

Scheduling Medicare Wellness Checks and Examining Your Medicare Advantage Coverage   Watch Video »

Segment 1: Josh Hunter, Public Benefits Specialist with Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law, joins Tim and Barbara to talk about Medicare and health coverage for the new year.

Evaluating Your Financial Plan   Watch Video »

Segment 2: Tim and Barbara discuss strategies for getting your financial goals on track for 2019.

What Questions Do You Need to Ask Your CPA?   Watch Video »

Segment 3: Michael W. Crisler, CPA, CITP, CGMA, Member and Chief Manager of Crisler CPA, joins Tim and Barbara to share tips and tricks to prepare for tax season this year.

 

Essential Estate Planning Documents   Watch Video »

Segment 4: Chris Johnson, Associate Attorney with Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law, joins Tim and Barbara to talk about why it may be in your best interest to make estate planning a priority in 2019.

Staying Social & Active   Watch Video »

Segment 5: Jocelyn D. Briddell, Ed.D., Associate Executive Director of Active Aging & Facilities Management for FiftyForward joins Tim and Barbara to talk about the importance of staying physically, mentally, and socially active.



Senior Abuse and Exploitation

Investment Fraud   Watch Video »

Segment 1: Amber Lovelady, Director of Investment Education for the State of Tennessee, talks with Tim and Barbara about the different types of investment fraud.

Other Popular Scams and How to Avoid Them   Watch Video »

Segment 2: Sergeant Henry Particelli, who handles Madison Precinct Community Affairs for the Metro Police Department of Nashville and Davidson County, talks with Tim and Barbara about the types of scams and schemes that are currently most prevalent in Middle Tennessee.

Elder Abuse and Prosecution   Watch Video »

Segment 3: Ardie Griffin, Davidson County Assistant District Attorney, joins Tim and Barbara to talk about other types of crimes that are often committed against older adults, including neglect, physical abuse, and sexual abuse.

Victory Over Crime   Watch Video »

Segment 4: Ashley Hunter, LMSW, Program Director of Victory Over Crime, joins Tim and Barbara to talk about resources to support seniors who have fallen victim to abuse or exploitation.



Veterans

Introduction to Veterans Benefits   Watch Video »

Segment 1: Chris Johnson, Associate Attorney at Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law, PLLC, joins Tim and Barbara to provide an overview of veterans benefits.

 

Tennessee Valley Healthcare System – Geriatrics and Extended Care   Watch Video »

Segment 2: Dr. Marvin Stubbs, Chief, TVHS Geriatric Extended Care Service, and Dr. John Jackson, TVHS Associate Chief of Staff for Mental Health, join Tim and Barbara to talk about the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System and the benefits available to older seniors and their families.

Tennessee Valley Healthcare System – VA Clinics   Watch Video »

Segment 3: Dr. Marvin Stubbs, Chief, TVHS Geriatric Extended Care Service, and Mr. Charles Noel, TVHS Whole Health Program Manager, talk with Tim and Barbara about VA clinics.

Property Tax Relief   Watch Video »

Segment 4: Kimberly B. Wiggins, MBA, a Montgomery County Trustee, joins Tim and Barbara to talk about property tax relief programs that benefit veterans.

Operation Stand Down   Watch Video »

Segment 5: Mr. John Krenson, CEO, Operation Stand Down Tennessee, and Attorney Bob Tuke, Immediate Past Board President, Operation Stand Down Tennessee, join Tim and Barbara to talk about Operation Stand Down and the services the organization offers to veterans.



Resources for Income-Challenged Seniors

Care Management, Meals on Wheels, and Adult Day Services   Watch Video »

Segment 1: Gretchen Funk, Associate Executive Director for Fifty Forward's Supportive Care Services, joins Tim and Barbara to discuss the resources Fifty Forward offers to income-challenged seniors.

Senior Housing   Watch Video »

Segment 2: Kaitlyn Clifton, Executive Director of CT and M Gallatin, joins Tim and Barbara to talk about housing options and resouces for seniors.

 

TennCare & CHOICES   Watch Video »

Segment 3: Chris Coleman, Attorney with the Tennessee Justice Center, joins Tim and Barbara to discuss how seniors with limited resources can pay for needed care in the home or in a long-term care facility.

 

Prescription Assistance   Watch Video »

Segment 4: Chris Coleman, Attorney with the Tennessee Justice Center, joins Tim and Barbara to talk about programs that can help seniors deal with the rising cost of medications.

 

Locating Resources   Watch Video »

Segment 5: Sarah Jane Glynn, Director of the Area Agency on Aging and Disability, joins Tim and Barbara to talk about ways seniors and their family caregivers can find the services they need.



Aging in Place

Preparing Your Home to Successfully Age in Place   Watch Video »

Segment 1: Cindy Natsch, founder of A Better Nest, joins Tim and Barbara to discuss how modifications to the home can make it easier for seniors to age in familiar surroundings.

 

Medical Care in the Home   Watch Video »

Segment 2: Dr. Bruce Wallstedt, founder of BlueSky HouseCalls, joins Tim and Barbara to talk how a mobile medical practice provides healthcare to seniors in the comfort of their own homes.

Telemedicine   Watch Video »

Segment 3: Rebecca Steele, Independent Representative with Youngevity Telecare, joins Tim and Barbara to discuss how the emerging field of telemedicine brings specialized healthcare to people in even the most remote areas.

Medical Monitoring   Watch Video »

Segment 4: Michelle Tomerlin with Guardian Medical Monitoring joins Tim and Barbara to discuss medical monitoring systems and the powerful technology that makes them possible.

Hearing Loss   Watch Video »

Segment 5: Christie Powers from CapTel Captioned Telephone joins Tim and Barbara to discuss how captioned telephone service can help keep hearing-impaired seniors connected to the outside world.



Addiction and Older Adults

Opioid Crisis Overview   Watch Video »

Segment 1: Thomas Farmer, Special Agent in Charge at the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and Director of the Tennessee Dangerous Drugs Task Force, joins Tim and Barbara to talk about opioid use and addiction.

 

Addiction in Seniors   Watch Video »

Segment 2: Tricia Benitez, a Treatment Specialist with Addiction Campuses, joins Tim and Barbara to discuss the rise of addiction in older adults.

Prescription Safety   Watch Video »

Segment 3: Liz Johnson, Executive Director of Sumner County Anti-Drug Coalition, joins Tim and Barbara to talk about how to use prescription drugs safely.

Pain Management   Watch Video »

Segment 4: Dr. Greg L. Thompson, President LifeLinc Corporation and LifeLinc Pain Centers, joins Tim and Barbara to discuss strategies for pain management.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren   Watch Video »

Segment 5: Paula Daigle, Program Manager with the Council on Aging, joins Tim and Barbara to the issue of grandparents raising grandchildren, one of the unfortunate consequences of the opioid crisis.


Legislation Affecting Seniors

Elder Abuse   Watch Video »

Segment 1: The Honorable Lisa Zavogiannis, District Attorney General serving Van Buren and Warren Counties and member of the Elder Abuse Subcommittee, joins Tim and Barbara to talk about elder abuse-related legislation and initiatives.

 

Legislation Affecting Veterans   Watch Video »

Segment 2: Steve Singleton, the legislative liaison for the Montgomery County Veterans Coalition, joins Tim and Barbara to discuss legislation that impacts veterans.

Adult Day Services Legislation   Watch Video »

Segment 3: Bill Zagorski, Executive Director of Centennial Adultcare Center and President of the Tennessee Association of Adult Day Services, and Mary Anne Oglesby-Sutherly, Executive Director of The Veranda, join Tim and Barbara to talk about legislative changes that affect adult day service providers.

 

AARP   Watch Video »

Segment 4: Shelley Corrington, who lobbies for seniors as the advocacy director of AARP, joins Tim and Barbara to discuss legislation that the AARP is hoping to impact.

Legislation Affecting Seniors   Watch Video »

Segment 5: Allen Ramsaur, Attorney, Counselor-At-Law, and former Executive Director of the Tennessee Bar Association, and Vickie Harris, Founder and CEO of CommunityConneXor and Past Board President of Nashville’s Council on Aging, join Tim and Barbara to discuss additional legislative issues that have the potential to impact seniors.


Dementia Types

Neurology Part 1   Watch Video »

Segment 1: Dr. Kristen Assad, a Neurologist at Tristar Centennial Medical Center, joins Tim and Barbara to explain the different types of dementia.

Neurology Part 2   Watch Video »

Segment 2: Barbara and Tim continue their discussion about the various types of dementia with Dr. Kristen Assad, a Neurologist at Tristar Centennial Medical Center.

 

Neuropsychology   Watch Video »

Segment 3: Dr. Jessica Barklay, Ph.D., ABPP-CN from Neuropsychology Associates Nashville joins Tim and Barbara to explain the role of neuropsychology in the treatment of patients with dementia.

Cognitive Therapies   Watch Video »

Segment 4: Michael de Riesthal, Associate Professor of Hearing and Speech Sciences at Vanderbilt and Director of the Pi Beta Phi Rehabilitation Institute at the Bill Wilkerson Center, joins Tim and Barbara to explain how neurorehabilitation therapy helps dementia patients.

 

Alzheimer's Tennessee   Watch Video »

Segment 5: Kara Simmons, MA, Regional Director of Alzheimer’s Tennessee, joins Tim and Barbara to talk about the resources available to family members caring for a loved one with dementia.


The Business of Dying

Hospice & Palliative Care   Watch Video »

Segment 1: Dr. Nikkalynn DeLaurentis, a Palliative Medicine Specialist from Goals of Care, joins Tim and Barbara to talk about palliative care and hospice care.

Funeral Planning   Watch Video »

Segment 2: Barbara and Tim talk to John Smith, owner of Smith Family Funeral & Cremation Services, about sensitive issues related to funerals.

 

Natural Burial - Larkspur Conservation   Watch Video »

Segment 3: John Christian Phifer, Executive Director of Larkspur Conservation, joins Tim and Barbara to discuss alternatives to traditional burial.

Wrapping Up Final Affairs   Watch Video »

Segment 4: Mollie Lacher, owner of Sunny Care Services, talks to Tim and Barbara about the business of making final arrangements after a loved one dies, such as closing accounts, stopping utility services, and more.

 

Organ & Tissue Donation   Watch Video »

Segment 5: Tim and Barbara continue the discussion about palliative and hospice care with Dr. Nikkalynn DeLaurentis, a Palliative Medicine Specialist from Goals of Care.


Transportation for Seniors

Segment 1 Video   Watch »

Segment 1: Transit for Nashville Coalition spokesperson Walter T. Searcy joins Tim and Barbara to talk about the proposed referendum on funding for mass transit and how it will impact seniors.

Segment 2 Video   Watch »

Segment 2: Tim and Barbara speak with Ed Cole, Board Chair of Senior Ride Nashville, and Brenda Payne, Board Chair of Community Life Bridge about ride-sharing services designed specifically for seniors.

Segment 3 Video   Watch »

Segment 3: Amanda Clelland, Public Information Officer for Nashville MTA joins Tim and Barbara to discuss how the AccessRide progam that provides transportation services to people with disabilities.

Segment 4 Video   Watch »

Segment 4: Michael Hogan, Director of Driver Services Issuance for the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, joins Tim and Barbara to discuss stategies for dealing with an elderly loved one who needs to surrender the car keys--but won't.

 

Segment 5 Video   Watch »

Segment 5: Shelley Courington, AARP Advocacy Director, joins Tim and Barbara to discuss programs that enable seniors to keep driving safely well into old age.


Caregiving from Afar

Segment 1 Video   Watch »

Segment 1: Newschannel 5 anchor and MorningLine host Nick Beres joins Tim and Barbara to talk about his experience caring for an elderly loved one from afar.

Segment 2 Video   Watch »

Segment 2: Tim and Barbara speak with Gretchen Napier, CEO of LifeLinks, to discuss the basics of managing an elderly loved one's care.

Segment 3 Video   Watch »

Segment 3: Kathy Johnson–Warner, MSW, a social worker with Senior Helpers, joins Tim and Barbara to discuss options for caring for loved ones living at home when you aren't in a position to provide that care yourself.

Segment 4 Video   Watch »

Segment 4: Glenda Jordan, B.S. N., Healthcare Account Executive with A Place for Mom, joins Tim and Barbara to discuss finding a long-term care setting for an elderly loved one when living it home is no longer possible or safe.

 

Segment 5 Video   Watch »

Segment 5: Brittney Forrister from Everything But the House, joins Tim and Barbara to discuss the challenges of dealing with a lifetime of possessions when an elderly loved one downsizes or moves to a long-term care facility.


Caregiving: A Threat to Workplace Productivity and More

Segment 1 Video   Watch »

Segment 1: Tim and Barbara speak with Peter Rosenberger, an author, radio show host, and 30-year caregiver who hosts the #1 show in the nation for family caregivers.

Segment 2 Video   Watch »

Segment 2: Jana Lisle Parham, CFP, CIMA, CPWA, Sr. Vice President and Wealth Advisor at Lisle Parham Wealth Management, joins Tim and Barbara to discuss the unforeseen financial consequences of caregiving.

Segment 3 Video   Watch »

Segment 3: Paula Murray, MHR, SPHR, and Jade Wilkerson, PHR, SHRM-CP, both members of the Middle Tennessee Society for Human Resources Management (MT|SHRM), join Tim and Barbara to discuss the impact caregiving can have on employees and employers.

Segment 4 Video   Watch »

Segment 4: Kraig Smith, President of AARP Tennessee, joins Tim and Barbara to discuss balancing caregiving with employment and how to better prepare to become a caregiver.

 

Segment 5 Video   Watch »

Segment 5: Jennifer Abernathy, Executive Director of the Tennessee Respite Coalition, and Mary Anne Oglesby-Sutherly, Executive Director of The Veranda, join Tim and Barbara to discuss resources available to assist caregivers.


Aging Issues and the Judicial System

Segment 1 Video   Watch »

Segment 1: Judge Randy Kennedy of the Seventh Circuit Court joins Tim and Barbara to talk about probate matters. Judge Kennedy handles all Probate and Estate Administration cases for Davidson County.

Segment 2 Video   Watch »

Segment 2: Tim and Barbara continue their discussion with Judge Randy Kennedy of the Seventh Circuit Court, looking at conservatorships and guardianships in this segment.

Segment 3 Video   Watch »

Segment 3: Rachelle Gallimore-Scruggs, Director of the Office of Conservatorship Management, joins Barbara and Tim to discuss how the Office of Conservatorship Management serves both the local court system and families seeking conservatorships.

Segment 4 Video   Watch »

Segment 4: Gretchen Funk, Associate Executive Director of Supportive Care at FiftyForward, joins Tim and Barbara to discuss how Fifty Forward serves as conservator for individuals who can no longer make safe or appropriate decisions for themselves due to cognitive and/or physical disabilities.

 

Segment 5 Video   Watch »

Segment 5: Tim and Barbara speak to Sara Figal, Executive Director of Nashville Conflict Resolution Center, about the basics of mediation and how it compares to other methods of conflict resolution.


Residential Options

Segment 1 Video   Watch »

Segment 1: Pati Bedwell, Elder Care Coordinator at Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law, PLLC, and Dana Hentschel, Outreach Coordinator at Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law, PLLC, join Tim and Barbara to talk about some of the issues families confront when faced with the need to find a new living option for an elderly loved one.

Segment 2 Video   Watch »

Segment 2: Chris Heeren, Administrator at NHC Healthcare Hendersonville, and Mary Wester from House Share Nashville, join Tim and Barbara to take a look at residential options at opposite ends of the care continuum.

Segment 3 Video   Watch »

Segment 3: Susan Gardner, CPO-CD, Owner of Clearing the Way Home, and Sara Beth Warne, Owner of Aging in Place Transition Services, join Tim and Barbara to talk about what needs to be considered before elderly loved ones make a housing transition.

Segment 4 Video   Watch »

Segment 4: Richard Robinson, Long Term Care Ombudsman for Region 5, joins Tim and Barbara to discuss the Long-Term Care Ombudsman program and how it helps protect the rights of seniors living in long-term care facilities.

 

Segment 5 Video   Watch »

Segment 5: Tim and Barbara speak to Zachary Watson, CEO of HoneyCo Homes about ways that technology can make it easier for older adults to stay safely in their homes.


Veterans Benefits

Segment 1 Video   Watch »

Segment 1: Berkley Crain, Public Benefits Specialist at Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law, PLLC, joins Tim and Barbara to talk about the basics of Veterans benefits.

Segment 2 Video   Watch »

Segment 2: Ms. Jennifer Vedral-Baron, Director of Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, and Dr. Marvin Stubbs, Chief of the TVHS Geriatric Extended Care Program, join Tim and Barbara to take a look at the benefits for veterans offered by the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System.

Segment 3 Video   Watch »

Segment 3: Sandra Wyatt-Moore, Director of Clinical Services at the Tennessee State Veterans Homes, joins Tim and Barbara to talk about the benefits and services the homes provide.

Segment 4 Video   Watch »

Segment 4: Mr. John Krenson, CEO of Operation Stand Down, and his Support Services Manager, Nicole Bridges, MSW, join Tim and Barbara to discuss how their organization helps veterans.

 

Segment 5 Video   Watch »

Segment 5: Tim and Barbara speak to representatives of two organizations advocating for veterans: Mike Scott, State Commander of the VFW, and Sherry Pickering, Executive Director of Montgomery County Veteran’s Coalition.


Medicare and Medicaid

Segment 1 Video   Watch »

Segment 1: Joshua Bey and Berkley Crain, both Public Benefits Specialist at Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law, PLLC, join Tim and Barbara to talk about the basics of Medicare and Medicaid.

Segment 2 Video   Watch »

Segment 2: Frank Cardenas, founder of FEDlogic, joins Tim and Barbara to take a closer look at Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and how these three important public benefits work together.

Segment 3 Video   Watch »

Segment 3: Ryan Ramsey, Development and Quality Assurance Coordinator for the State Health Insurance Program for Medicare participants, joins Tim and Barbara to talk about the SHIP program, who it serves, and how it works with other programs.

Segment 4 Video   Watch »

Segment 4: Tempra Mosley, owner of Tempra InsurancePlus3, shares her knowledge about Medicare Advantage Plans with Tim and Barbara.

 

Segment 5 Video   Watch »

Segment 5: Attorney Chris Coleman of the Tennessee Justice Center joins Tim and Barbara to dive into the details of Medicaid, TennCare, and CHOICES.


Geriatrics for Dummies

Segment 1 Video   Watch »

Segment 1: Dr. Ruth Garrett, the founder of a Geriatrics Certificate Program taught at Meharry, Vanderbilt, and Tennessee State, joins Tim and Barbara to talk about both the upside and downside of aging, misconceptions about aging, dealing with loss, and more.

Segment 2 Video   Watch »

Segment 2: If you have concerns about an elderly loved one behind the wheel, how do you have the conversation about taking away the car keys? Occupational Therapist and Certified Driver Rehab Specialist Nancy Ramsey joins Tim and Barbara to talk about this sensitive topic.

Segment 3 Video   Watch »

Segment 3: Is healthcare different for seniors? Why are urinary tract infections in seniors so common? Are seniors taking to many medications? Tim and Barbara pose these questions and more to Dr. Tom Miller from Miller Health Group in Hendersonville.

Segment 4 Video   Watch »

Segment 4: What impact does Alzheimer's disease have on the aging process? What are the caregiving challenges? Tiffany Cloud Mann, Vice President of Programs for the Mid-South Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, joins Tim and Barbara to talk about Alzheimer's disease and how people can prepare for and respond to the difficult realities posed by this chronic condition.

 

Segment 5 Video   Watch »

Segment 5: Brent Peterson, founder and chairman of Peterson for Parkinson's, joins Tim and Barbara to share facts and information about Parkinson's disease and to share his personal experience with this chronic condition.


Sidestepping Scams

Segment 1 Video   Watch »

Segment 1: Jamie Owens, Community Outreach Coordinator, Hendersonville Police Department, and Grace Smith, Executive Director, Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee, give an overview of the types of scams most often seen in Middle Tennessee along with tips for preventing scams and how to respond if a person falls victim to a scammer.

Segment 2 Video   Watch »

Segment 2: What role does Adult Protective Services play in protecting seniors from scams and financial abuse? Renee Bouchillon, Program Director of Adult Protective Services, joins Tim and Barbara to discuss how this important agency supports and protects seniors and their families.

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Segment 3: When it comes to scams, can victims get justice? What types of cases get prosecuted? How are they prosecuted? Tim and Barbara pose these question to General Ray Whitley, District Attorney General, Sumner County, and Honorable Allegra Walker, General Sessions Court Judge, Division IV.

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Segment 4: What are some of the latest scams in the banking industry and what are banks doing to protect our savings? Daisy Casey, President of First Tennessee State Bank, Sumner Division, joins Tim and Barbara to explain the steps financial institutions are taking to protect seniors.

 

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Segment 5: Daisy Casey, President of First Tennessee State Bank, Sumner Division returns, along with Amy Heaslet, Senior Vice President and Deputy Counsel, Tennessee Bankers Association, to talk with Tim and Barbara about regulatory changes expected in 2018 that will do even more to protect seniors against financial abuse.


Estate Planning, Taxes and Trusts

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Segment 1: Tim Takacs interviews Barbara Boone McGinnis, CELA and Debra King, LMSW, and elder care coordinator at Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law, PLLC about the basics of estate planning.

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Segment 2: Kristy Brassell, a certified public accountant with McMurray, Fox & Associates, a public accounting firm in the Nashville area, and Frank Cardenas, the founder of FEDlogic, LLC, discuss estate planning for traditional couples.

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Segment 3: Kristy Brassell, a certified public accountant with McMurray, Fox & Associates, a public accounting firm in the Nashville area, and Frank Cardenas, the founder of FEDlogic, LLC, discuss estate planning for unmarried and non-traditional couples.

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Segment 4: Jana Lisle Parham, a Certified Financial Planner and Senior Vice President of Lisle Parham Wealth Management in Nashville, talks about estate planning as it relates to women.

 

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Segment 5: Rosemary Frank, Principal of Rosemary Frank Financial in Brentwood, talks about the estate planning implications for women when divorce is a factor in their equation.


Planning for Retirement

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Segment 1: Hank Parrott, President of Estate & Financial Strategies, Inc. and a Channel 5+ veteran, talks about funding the retirement years.

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Segment 2: Phyllis Shelton, President of Got LTCi, explains how long-term care costs can create challenges during the elder care years.

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Segment 3: Darlene Kemp, Executive Director of Vista Points, Inc. talks about retirement considerations for people caring for disabled dependents, and the role that pooled trusts and Special Needs Trusts can play in retirement planning.

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Segment 4: James Vandiver, Director of the Harpeth Hills Resource Center on Aging, joins Tim and Barbara to explore the impact that retirement can have on a person’s emotional and mental health, and what it takes to find meaning and purpose in this phase of life.

 

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Segment 5: Hank Parrott and James Vandiver return to discuss whether it's possible to be too frugal during the retirement years.


Aging in the Community

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Segment 1: Barbara McGinnis interviews Tim Takacs, who talks about the complicated set of issues aging creates—for those getting older, for family members who will eventually be called up on to look after elderly loved ones, and for the community at large and the way it may (or may not) be organized to meet the needs of older adults. In segment 1, Barbara McGinnis interviews Tim Takacs, who talks about the complicated set of issues aging creates—for those getting older, for family members who will eventually be called up on to look after elderly loved ones, and for the community at large and the way it may (or may not) be organized to meet the needs of older adults.

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Segment 2: Dr. James Powers, a professor at Vanderbilt School of Medicine, offers the doctor’s perspective on how the experience of aging is being transformed. Dr. Powers is nationally known for his work in the field of geriatrics, palliative care, and long-term care.

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Segment 3: Tim and Barbara continue their discussion with Dr. James Powers, whose work is helping to change the way people experience (and view) aging.

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Segment 4: What role does the community play in supporting older adults and their caregivers? Grace Sutherland Smith, Executive Director of the Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee, and Ed Cole, Chairperson of the Senior Transportation Leadership Coalition in Nashville, join Tim and Barbara for the discussion.

 

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Segment 5: What can people can do to create an environment for healthy aging, both as individuals and as communities? Joining Tim and Barbara for the discussion are Dr. James Powers from Vanderbilt School of Medicine and Grace Sutherland Smith from the Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee.


Advance Care Planning & End-of-Life Decision-Making

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Segment 1: Dr. Chet Gentry joins Tim and Barbara to offer a doctor's perspective on advance care planning and end-of-life decision making.

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Segment 2: Barbara Brennan, Chief Operations Officer of Alive Hospice, joins Dr. Chet Gentry to continue the discussion of advance care planning and end-of-life decision making from a medical perspective.

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Segment 3: Cheri Crowley, Executive Director of HighPoint Hospice, joins Tim and Barbara to talk about the role of hospice in end-of-life planning.

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Segment 4: Tim and Barbara discuss the spiritual aspects of advance care planning and end-of-life decision making with Rebecca Hixson, R.N., Palliative Care Nurse and the founder of the Vanderbilt Vigil Volunteers program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center; and Matthew Frierdich, Palliative Care Chaplain at Vanderbilt Medical Center.

 

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Segment 5: Elder Care Coordinator Debra King joins Tim and Barbara to talk about the practical aspects of helping clients make decisions about end-of-life care.