If an elderly loved one is taking many different medicines as well as over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, or supplements, it can be confusing to keep track of everything! This form can help. Because your loved one's medication regimen may change over time, download and copy the blank form so you will always have a clean copy to use. You'll want to track: Drug or supplement names What the drug is for The date the drug was started The doctor who prescribed it The color and s
When dementia strikes, you will likely observe many changes with your loved one’s behavior, language, memory, and ability to perform familiar tasks. One of the areas that dementia will impact dramatically is communication. You may notice that your mom or dad struggles to find certain words, doesn’t seem to understand what you say, and can no longer communicate the way they used to be able to. Changes to how a person communicates can be very frustrating and add to the challeng
Have you had "the talk" with loved ones about your end-of-life wishes? Most people haven't. Kimbrough Law is participating in a massive effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making—an effort that has culminated in the formal designation of National Healthcare Decisions Day on April 16. National Healthcare Decisions Day is an important day of awareness and education focused on encouraging everyone, including those who are healthy and in the prime of
Are you a caregiver to someone with a chronic illness? Do you ever feel alone on your journey? Do you wonder who is there for you? Caregiving can be a difficult, frustrating, and lonely role to be in. Despite the best intentions of friends and families, reaching out to them for support can sometimes leave you feeling like they just don’t care or understand the difficulties that you face every day. One solution is to join a caregiver support group. Many people will be quick to
Alice Woodard has joined Kimbrough Law as Elder Care Coordinator, Kimbrough Law founder W.H. “Kim” Kimbrough, Jr. announced today. Alice will be based in the firm’s Gainesville office. “We are delighted to welcome Alice to the team,” said Mr. Kimbrough, whose Athens and Gainesville-based elder law firm provides support to those caring for elderly loved ones. “Her educational background, work experience, and compassionate approach come together to help families respond with co
April is National Health Care Decision Month and there has never been a better time to document your health care preferences in the event you're unable to make those decisions yourself. It's one of the best gifts you can give to your loved ones. In this video, Elder Care Coordinator Alice Woodard talks about her experience with a family member and an advance directive.