Digging In Their Heels

Do you see red flags that your mom and dad aren’t doing as well at home as they used to? Is the housekeeping not up to standard? Is it difficult for them to get to appointments or run errands? Are you afraid they’ll fall in the bathroom? If this is the case, it seems logical that the next step is to suggest they need help. There are several companies available that can assist with a variety of household tasks. You tell your parents that you’ll make some phone calls and will arrange to have caregivers come in three times a week. They can sit back in their golden years and you’ll have peace of mind knowing that everything is taken care of. Easy, right? Wrong. It’s very common for older people

Managing the Parent/Child Role Reversal

You're the parent and your elderly parent is the child. It's disorienting. It's difficult. Unfortunately, it happens frequently during a parent's elder care journey. How do you handle it when your world turns upside down? Elder Care Coordinator Bre Nunley offers a few tips.

VA extends Agent Orange presumption to ‘Blue Water Navy’ Veterans

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is preparing to process Agent Orange exposure claims for “Blue Water Navy” Veterans who served offshore of the Republic of Vietnam between Jan. 9, 1962, and May 7, 1975. These Veterans may be eligible for presumption of herbicide exposure through Public Law 116-23, Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019, which was signed into law June 25, 2019, and goes into effect Jan. 1, 2020. They may also qualify for a presumption of service connection if they have a disease that is recognized as being associated with herbicide exposure. The bipartisan Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act gives VA until Jan. 1, 2020, to begin deciding Blue Water Navy rel

Beware of the "One-Ring" Phone Scam

We are looking forward to the day when we can say with confidence that scams are a thing of the past. Unfortunately, today is not that day. We've learned that the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) is warning people about the “one-ring” phone scam. Fraudsters often target older adults. This scam works exactly as the name implies. Scammers call your number, let your phone ring once, and then hang up. Their goal is to get you to call back. It's human nature to check caller ID to see who the caller was and then to call them back. The fraudsters want you to call back. You'll incur HIGH long distance phone charges when you do. Many reports indicate that the calls are coming from area codes fr

When to Call Your Elder Care Coordinator

One of the benefits of getting a Life Care Plan for your elderly loved one is access to the services of an elder care coordinator to guide you throughout the long-term care journey. If you're wondering what types of issues warrant a call, this video by Alice Woodard, one of Kimbrough Law's Elder Care Coordinators, will help. View more educational videos on Kimbrough Law's YouTube channel.

ABLE Accounts: Making Life Better for People with Disabilities

On December 19th, 2019, the Stephen Beck, Jr. Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE) will be five years old. Why are we excited? Because this five-year-old has influenced 41,000 people to open ABLE accounts that can earn tax-free income. The ABLE Act allows an estimated eight million Americans with disabilities to save money for qualified disability expenses for their short-term needs and long-term future. ABLE account holders can use the funds for qualified disability-related expenses including housing and maintenance, as well as costs related to employment, transportation, health, technology and financial and benefits planning. Forty-two states and the District of Columbia have ABLE

Taxes: What You Don't Know Can Cost You

Will you be one of the many people who trusted their elderly parents or loved ones to get their estate planning right, and then were shocked by a massive tax bill? When it comes to taxes, it pays to work with experts. Listen carefully as Kim Kimbrough, a tax attorney and estate planning expert, shares two powerful stories about how he helped a family avoid mistakes that would have resulted in a $500,000 tax bill. View more educational videos on Kimbrough Law's YouTube channel.

Understanding Yourself as a Caregiver

Someone you love needs help and support at home. You may find yourself wondering what you should do. How should you help? It may be tempting to jump in and do everything it takes. Or you may resist the call to help due to everything else on your plate. Families today are spread far and wide. If a senior is lucky, he or she will have an adult child or close relative living nearby. All too often, caregiving responsibilities default to the person who is geographically closest to the relative. Is that fair or always appropriate? No, but it happens, and in general, it is easier for the people who are miles away to not shoulder as much of the responsibility. If an elderly loved ones needs help, wh

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