On January 28, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched a new app that gives consumers a modernized Medicare experience with direct access on a mobile device to some of the most-used content on Medicare.gov. The new “What’s Covered” app lets people with Original Medicare, caregivers and others quickly see whether Medicare covers a specific medical item or service. Consumers can now use their mobile device to more easily get accurate, consistent Origin
Laughter is the best medicine. This expression is as true for caregivers as it is for patients. As a caregiver, you may feel as though you have nothing to laugh about. Or you may think it is inappropriate to laugh if it involves the person you care for and your role as their caregiver. Or you may feel guilty about laughing and injecting any fun in your day when your loved one is sick and needs your help. There is nothing to feel guilty about. Not only should you not feel guil
If you have tried to help your parents or grandparents downsize, it’s very possible you have met some resistance. Elder Care Coordinator Alice Woodard shares some steps you can take to make the process a little less painful for everyone. View more educational videos on Kimbrough Law's YouTube channel.
On January 29, 2019, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit passed a new law in late January that will now allow veterans who served within twelve nautical miles of the Republic of Vietnam to be entitled to service connected benefits based upon a condition that is presumptive to exposure to Agent Orange. This is also a win for the eligible survivors of these veterans. Prior to this decision, only those veterans with "boots on the ground" were entitled pres
Could your elderly loved one benefit from a Life Care Plan? Elder Care Coordinator Bre Simmons outlines the most common signs that a Life Care Plan might be the right move for all concerned. View more educational videos on the Kimbrough Law YouTube Channel.
Alzheimer’s disease affects 5.7 million Americans. The majority of people who are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s are over the age of 65. However, it is not just a disease of old people. Up to five percent of the people who have Alzheimer’s, or as many as 200,000 individuals, are younger than 65. This type of Alzheimer’s is referred to as younger-onset Alzheimer’s. People in the prime of their lives do not expect to receive a diagnosis of dementia and many doctors do not look for
Have you ever thought of going online, downloading some forms, and doing your own estate planning? Attorney Kim Kimbrough weighs in on this common practice. View more educational videos on Kimbrough Law's YouTube channel.