Learn How to Plan for Long-Term Care at Free Lunch & Learn Program on Dec. 6 in Gainesville

If you’re 55 or older, you’ve probably seen what happens as your parents age. Chronic illnesses can linger, creating the need for long-term care that can last for decades. The decline is emotionally and physically taxing for all concerned, but it’s the financial consequences that leave the most lasting scars. Perhaps the family nest egg was spent on nursing home costs. Maybe the responsibility for providing or paying for care fell to you. Maybe you sacrificed your own financial well-being in the process. If you watched elderly loved ones experience financial devastation --and you want to avoid the same fate—you won’t want to miss this FREE lunchtime presentation co-sponsored by The Cason Gro

Tech Tools Help Seniors Stay Healthy, Safe and Connected

Do you think today’s seniors are sitting in rocking chairs passing the hours in front of the television? Think again! You are more likely to find a senior in front of a computer researching a topic, connecting with a loved one or playing a game. Many seniors and retirees have embraced technology and the benefits it can bring to their lives. There may be a variety of motivating factors at play such as the desire to connect with family or friends, the need to manage their health or a concern around home safety. The benefits can also be extended to family members. Here are six tech tools that can make a difference for both you and a senior in your life: A tablet or e-reader Don’t know what to b

Coming Soon: A New Book on Medicaid Secrets from Kimbrough Law

If you're one of the millions of people who will need long-term care as you age or if you're looking after someone who might need care outside the home in the not-so-distant future, you'll want to know about a new book that will soon be available. The attorneys and VA benefits professionals at Kimbrough Law are putting the finishing touches on the 2018 edition of Medicaid Secrets: How to Protect Your Family's Assets from Devastating Nursing Home Costs. This self-help manual is a financial and legal guide to the ins and outs of Medicaid, the only government program that will pay for long-term nursing home care of your loved ones. The bills of more than half of all nursing home residents are p

What is an Advocate?

If you're caring for older family members, chances are good that you'll be called upon to be an advocate on their behalf. What is an advocate? What does an advocate do? Why is advocacy so important? Elder Care Coordinator Emily McCord explains.

SAVE THE DATE: Free Lunch & Learn Event in Gainesville on Dec. 6

If you’re 55 or older, you’ve probably seen what happens as your parents age. Chronic illnesses can linger, creating the need for long-term care that can last for decades. The decline is emotionally and physically taxing for all concerned, but it’s the financial consequences that leave the most lasting scars. Perhaps the family nest egg was spent on nursing home costs. Maybe the responsibility for providing or paying for care fell to you. Maybe you sacrificed your own financial well-being in the process. If you watched elderly loved ones experience financial devastation --and you want to avoid the same fate—you won’t want to miss this FREE lunchtime presentation co-sponsored by The Cason Gro

How to Avoid Caregiver Burnout

Caregiver burnout is a common issue. In order to prevent burnout from happening to you, you must first understand what burnout is and be able to recognize the signs. According to Merriam-Webster, burnout is “exhaustion of physical or emotional strength or motivation usually as a result of prolonged stress or frustration.” In other words, you feel like you can’t go on as a result of the situation that you’re living in. Stress and frustration are common elements of the caregiving experience. Here are some signs to watch for: Caregiving has become your whole life. You do very little else outside of caregiving. You always feel tired or exhausted even if you do manage to get a good night’s sleep.

Estate Planning Can Save Thousands in Taxes

Attorney Kim Kimbrough explains how he uses his specialized knowledge in tax law to minimize Uncle Sam's share of his clients' estates. And if you think only the wealthy need to be worried about the tax bite, think again. The smaller your estate, the more you should care.

Volunteer for new Alzheimer’s, MCI, TBI, HIV dementia, and caregiving studies

Interested in volunteering for research on Alzheimer’s, related dementias, and cognitive health? Search for clinical trials and studies near you with NIA’s clinical trials finder. Below are the newest listings. Click on the trial name for details, including contact information. Biomarkers and Brain Imaging OCTA in Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer's Disease (Durham, NC) Drugs and Hormones JNJ-54861911 in Older Adults at Risk for Alzheimer's (EARLY) (multiple sites) Prazosin in Veterans with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (Seattle, WA) Other Cognitive Function in Adults With and Without HIV (Nashville, TN) Cross-Cultural Comparison of Alzheimer's Symptoms and Caregiving (Amherst, MA) Regis

Kim Kimbrough on WDUN

During his October 2, 2017 appearance on WDUN's Morning News, Kim Kimbrough talked to Bill and Joel about how limited liability companies be used to help protect family assets. LISTEN TO THE SEGMENT HERE. Kim Kimbrough appears weekly on WDUN's Morning News with Bill and Joel to answer questions about estate planning, elder law, long-term care planning, and more. Tune in on AM 550 or FM 102.9, or listen live at www.WDUN.com.

The Dangers of Denying Aging

In many families, older loved ones resist talking about their aging and eventual decline. Elder Care Coordinator Bre Simmons talks about the risks of such resistance.

Kim Kimbrough on WDUN

During his September 18, 2017 appearance on WDUN's Morning News, Kim Kimbrough talked to Bill and Joel about things that happen that might put your assets at risk (like an unexpected lawsuit) and what you can do to protect yourself and your family. As you'll see, this is an issue that goes way beyond planning for long-term care. LISTEN TO THE SEGMENT HERE. Kim Kimbrough appears weekly on WDUN's Morning News with Bill and Joel to answer questions about estate planning, elder law, long-term care planning, and more. Tune in on AM 550 or FM 102.9, or listen live at www.WDUN.com.

EQUIFAX BREACH: Do These Things Now

The recent Equifax data breach is a terrifying reminder of just how easy it is for our personal information to get into the hands of criminals. When you're assessing the damage to your own credit, don't forget to assess the impact on elderly loved ones and loved ones who have died. Check Your Credit When you're looking to see if your information has breached, don't forget to check the credif of your aging loved ones as well anyone who has died. The statistics on identity theft of people who have passed on is astounding. Sign Up for Free Credit Monitoring You may want to take advantage of the free credit monitoring Equifax is offering. Get more information and sign up for free monitoring here

Tips for Taking Away the Car Keys

When you have concerns about an elderly loved one's ability to drive, how can you address this sensitive topic? Attorney Bayli Fields offers a few sensible strategies for addressing the issue without causing World War III.

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