Welcome to Elder Care Conversations, where members of the Kimbrough Law staff talk to experts in the senior care field to share information that every family caregiver needs to know. In this second video in our five-part series on home care, Valerie Darling, owner of Home Care Matters in Flowery Branch, Georgia, joins elder care coordinator Alice Woodard to discuss what you can do to help older family members age safely at home.
Earlier this year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, also known as CMS, made improvements to the Nursing Home Compare and the Five-Star Quality Rating System. These changes make it easier to compare quality between nursing homes. The Nursing Home Compare website and Five-Star Quality Rating System were created to help consumers, their families, and caregivers compare nursing homes and identify areas they may want to ask about when looking at nursing home care. Nur
Welcome to Elder Care Conversations, where members of the Kimbrough Law staff talk to experts in the senior care field to share information that every family caregiver needs to know. Today, in our inaugural episode of Elder Care Conversations and the first video in a five-part series on the topic of home care, Valerie Darling, owner of Home Care Matters in Flowery Branch, Georgia, joins elder care coordinator Alice Woodard to discuss what you can do to help older family membe
After hearing testimony from the victims of military medical negligence, a bipartisan group of House lawmakers announced legislation to do away with the legal rules protecting the Defense Department from medical malpractice lawsuits. The legislation, called the Sergeant First Class Richard Stayskal Military Medical Accountability Act of 2019 is named for a Green Beret who is fighting stage four lung cancer because of Army doctors’ errors. The legislation would allow malpracti
If you’re looking after elderly loved ones who still live at home, you need to know about the Deed Scam, which has been reported in a number of states over the years. It works like this: The homeowner receives an official-looking document in the mail. The document is titled “Recorded Deed Notice.” It looks scarily official, with purchase or transfer dates, document numbers, land value identification, the legal property address, a description of the property zones, and the pro
If the prospect of caring for an aging relative is looming in your future or you know someone who is burning the candle at both ends to care for an elderly loved one, a free workshop in Gainesville will provide insight, tools, and strategies to make the caregiving journey easier. The Elder Care Journey: How Will You Manage? is set for 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at Gardens of Gainesville, 3315 Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville. The program is being ho
Today's article is written by guest blogger Kathy Tuckey, MA. Kathy is a PAC Certified Independent Trainer who writes and speaks regularly on the subject of caring for elderly loved ones with dementia. This article originally appeared in the July 2019 edition of the Online Dementia Journal, a publication produced by dementia educator Teepa Snow. *** The nurse said, “Good morning, I will be taking your blood pressure first.” “No!” Betty said. “You are not!” “It will only take