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Attorney Kim Kimbrough talks about the unexpected event that changed his life--and inspired him to dedicate his life to helping others.

Plan for aging before it's too late to plan

Will innocent estate planning mistakes cost you your life’s savings as you and your spouse age? In a series of workshops held in the last few weeks, Elder Law Attorney, W.H. Kimbrough, Jr., J.D. LL.M (in taxation) helped dozens of individuals and families answer questions like these: How can I avoid having my assets wiped out by the cost of care as I get older? How can I transfer property to loved ones without unforeseen tax liabilities for me or them? Are there new ways to pay for for long-term care? What senior care options will help me preserve independence for the future? What can public benefits like Medicare, Medicaid and VA benefits do--and not do? How can I receive Medicaid benefits

Kimbrough Law Firm Unveils New Name, Brand and Website

The Kimbrough Law Firm is unveiling a rebranding effort that includes a new name, a new logo and a new website, company officials announced last week. The firm is now known as Kimbrough Law, and the new website can be found at www.kimbroughlaw.net. “This rebranding effort comes at a defining moment in our firm’s history,” said founder Kim Kimbrough. “It reflects an expanding commitment to help people respond with confidence to the challenges created by sudden illness, aging, chronic conditions, and long life.” Since launching The Kimbrough Law Firm in Athens in 2012 and opening a second location in Gainesville in 2016, the firm has become known as a VA powerhouse, boasting a 100% claim succe

What Has Happened to Long Term Care Insurance?

Over recent years, many people have purchased long term care (LTC) insurance to protect themselves against the rising costs of care in their final years. But lately, policy holders have seen their premiums rise and/or benefits decrease. Two of the largest LTC insurance companies, MetLife and Unum, recently appeared before the Florida insurance commissioner to explain why they asked some of their policy holders to pay double what they paid in premiums the previous year. Unum explained that when it entered this market in the late 1980s, they determined their prices using the best data available about how future experience would develop. But, over the next decades, they discovered their assumpt

Who Will Make Decisions About Your Health Care If You Cannot?

A Health Care Power of Attorney, also called a Health Care Proxy or Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, lets you give legal authority to another person (a proxy or agent) to make decisions about your health care if you are unable to make them yourself. This prevents the courts from getting involved if there is disagreement between family members and/or the medical community as to what actions you would want taken. Keep in mind that you will continue to make decisions about your care for as long as you are able. You are only naming someone as a successor, to step in and act for you when you cannot. This document can be valuable even for short periods of time, such as if you are recover

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About one in eight women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point in their lives. The good news is that many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. If you are a woman age 40 to 49, talk with your doctor about when to start getting mammograms and how often to get them. If you are a woman age 50 to 74, be sure to get a mammogram every 2 years. You may also choose to get them more often. Talk to a doctor about your risk for breast cancer, especially if a close family member has had breast or ovarian cancer. Your doctor can help you decide when and how often to get mammograms. T

Long-term Care Residents Honored During Residents’ Rights Month

Across the country, residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities along with family members, ombudsmen, citizen advocates, facility staff, and others will honor the individual rights of long-term care residents by celebrating Residents’ Rights Month. Residents’ Rights Month is an annual event held in October by the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care (The Consumer Voice) to celebrate and focus on the awareness of dignity, respect and the value of long-term care residents. The theme for Residents’ Rights Month 2016 is “My Vote Matters” with the goals of educating the community about residents’ rights to vote and participate in the political process. “We want pe

Golf Event Raises $80,000 for Downtown Academy

On Monday, September 26, Kimbrough Law sponsored a hole at the 2016 Charity Golf Classic at The Georgia Club in Statham, GA. The fundraiser was sponsored by the Georgia Club Foundation, a non-profit that addresses the unmet educational, spiritual and basic human needs of children in Barrow, Oconee and Clark counties. An estimated $80,000 was raised to help support Downtown Academy. Kim Kimbrough, Lisa Sparks, Bre Simmons, and other Kimbrough Law staff members who spent the day interacting with golfers were grateful for the opportunity to be a part of an event supporting such a worthy cause.

Medications Can Lead to Faulty Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

The main symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease include memory loss, confusion and changes in personality or mood. However, these symptoms can also be caused by medications, supplements and vitamins, or a dangerous mix of these—and often results in a false diagnosis of Alzheimer’s. The list of drugs that can cause dementia-like symptoms is long and includes antidepressants, antihistamines, anti-Parkinson drugs, anti-anxiety medications, cardiovascular drugs, anticonvulsants, corticosteroids, narcotics, sedatives, and statins. The elderly are especially at risk of developing dementia-like symptoms because their bodies are not able to process medications as well as a younger person’s does. A lower m

Medicare Advantage Plans: Do Your Homework

A growing number of Medicare beneficiaries receive their care through HMOs and PPOs, known as Medicare Advantage plans. Yet little is known about the size and scope of the provider networks available to them, and participants can face significant expense if treated by an out-of-network provider. A new study from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation looked at Advantage plans in 20 diverse U.S. counties (accounting for 14% of those enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans nationwide in 2015) to evaluate how these provider networks are structured. Medicare Advantage plans are appealing to many cost-conscious seniors because 1) they include prescription drug coverage; 2) they often include dental c

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