Signs Your Elderly Parents Need Help

If you're one of the many people who went home for the holidays last month, you may have discovered that your elderly parents aren't doing as well as you thought they were. Now comes the hard part: trying to figure out what to do next. Attorney Kim Kimbrough addressed this subject recently on a radio spot on 88.9 The Reach that is running throughout the month of January. Listen to the segment by clicking HERE and then clicking on PLAY on the audio file. Here's a recap of what Kim covered. Aging parents and their children are often in denial that there is a problem. It’s often hard for parents to admit that they need help, and no one wants to lose their independence, but the tasks of daily li

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A Winning Record

When it comes to VA claims won, no one in North Georgia can touch Kimbrough Law's track record of success. In early January, we won our 350th claim--in a row. We consider it a high honor and a great privilege to help our veterans and their families receive the benefits they're entitled to. If you or someone you know is having difficulty getting a VA claim approved, or they're dealing with denial after denial, Kimbrough Law can help. Just give us a call at 760.850.6910.

Safety in the Home

What can you do to keep elderly loved ones living at home for as long as possible? Eliminating the presence of hazards is a start. Elder Care Coordinator Emily McCord explains more.

What Happens if a Family Member Becomes Incapacitated? The Unpopular Topic of Discussion Every Famil

Just bringing up the possibility of someone in your family becoming mentally or physically incapacitated is often difficult. We tend to think of only the very elderly needing long-term, hands-on care, but a 2015 report by the Alzheimer’s Association found that one in nine Americans age 65 or older currently have Alzheimer’s. With the baby boom generation aging and people living longer, that number may nearly triple by 2050. Dementia isn’t the only reason for long-term care, of course, but almost everyone knows someone already affected by it. Waiting too late to plan can throw a family into confusion about what the Mom or Dad would want, what options are available, and what resources can help

6 Reasons to Update Your Estate Plan

Little is certain in life—except the fact that life is unpredictable. You never know when the next curve ball will come. Most people forget that. Many people who come to our office think that once you have an estate plan, you’re done. Not true. As your life changes, your estate plan should also evolve. A recent article in Forbes outlined the top six life events that should trigger an update to your estate plan. You get a divorce. Unless you want your ex-spouse to inherit your assets or make decisions about your health care when you’re not able to, update your estate planning documents. Wills, powers of attorney, advance directives, living wills—they all need to be updated. You remarry. Once

Journey to Elder Law

What motivates a former banker and business owner to make a career change? Firm administrator Pam Parks talks about what attracted her to Kimbrough Law and the importance of the work the firm is doing.

Inside the Brain: Unraveling the Mystery of Alzheimer's Disease

What's the science behind Alzheimer's disease? This 4-minute captioned video by the National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health shows the intricate mechanisms involved in the progression of Alzheimer's disease in the brain. It's a must-see for anyone caring for an elderly loved one with a brain disease like Alzheimer's or dementia.

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

Glaucoma is an eye disease that causes loss of vision by damaging the optic nerve, which sends information from your eyes to your brain. For more information, visit the National Institutes for Health, National Eye Institute's website. Prevent vision loss by finding and treating problems early. Medicare covers a glaucoma test once every 12 months for people at high risk for glaucoma. All people with Part B who are at high risk for glaucoma are covered. You're at high risk if you have diabetes, a family history of glaucoma, are African American and 50 or older, or are Hispanic American and 65 or older. Learn More

From Veteran to Paralegal

Tabetha Clark, one of Kimbrough Law's paralegals, talks about what attracted her to Kimbrough Law and why she is so passionate about the firm's work.

Utility Scams: What to Look For and How to Protect Yourself

Scammers manipulate people easily with utility scams because everyone is dependent on utilities. Water, electricity, heat , and air conditioning are things most people rely on daily. Scammers use fear tactics to make people react and do things they normally wouldn’t do, and senior customers are prime targets. Here are some ways to protect yourself and those you look out for. If someone shows up at your door from a utility company, ask to see their ID badge. Make them wait outside (with the door locked) while you contact the company to verify their information. Keep in mind that utility employees typically wear uniforms and/or carry ID badges. Company vehicles are marked with a logo and/or ve

Improve Balance in the Elderly and Prevent Falls

Falls are the leading cause of death from injury among seniors, and the risk increases with age. Fully one third of those over age 65 fall each year, and many suffer severe or even fatal injuries. Researchers at the Mobility and Brain Function Program at the Institute for Aging Research (Harvard Medical School) are concentrating on understanding what causes older adults to fall, which will hopefully lead to development of preventive measures. They have found a direct correlation between balance and reduction of fall risk in older adults. In a recent article, Dr. Brad Manor, the program’s director, explains that as we grow older, our ability to efficiently perform multiple tasks at the same t

The Elder Care Reality Check

Attorney Kim Kimbrough explains how he helps families face the facts about an elderly loved one's long-term care situation.

Late-Life Anxiety is Common—and Treatable

Anxiety occurs in older Americans with surprising frequency. Some reports estimate between 10 and 20% of seniors have generalized anxiety. This number could be even higher, as many often deny having psychological issues when asked by their doctors, focusing more on the physical symptoms anxiety can cause. In a recent article, Hany Abdelaal, President of VNSNY Choice Health Plans, describes late-life anxiety this way. “It’s a pattern familiar to many of us with aging parents: the overwhelming worry or constant nervousness over day-to-day tasks, from taking medications to parking the car. Left untreated, this anxiety-related agitation in the elderly can disrupt sleep and eating, exacerbate chr

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