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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Indiana State Department of Health, Covid-19, and Long Term Care Facilities - What You Need to Know


The Indiana State Department of Health website has provided wonderful insight into the guidance and safety measures put in place at Indiana long term care facilities. We have shared their information in today's blog. 

The virus that causes novel coronavirus (COVID-19) can cause outbreaks in nursing homes. Many of our residents are older adults and may have medical conditions putting them at a very high risk of becoming sick, or even severely ill, with COVID-19. Visitors and healthcare personnel (HCP) are the most likely sources of introduction of the virus that causes COVID-19 into a facility.
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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

How to Winterize Yourself - Keeping you and your loved ones safe during the winter months.


Cold weather brings special risks for older adults.  We all are aware of risks and dangers of slips and falls on snow and ice.  Taking precautions against this danger can be as simple as ensuring you are wearing proper footwear; clearing sidewalks, driveways and steps of snow and ice; salting or sanding sidewalks, drives, and steps; and, replacing cane and or walker tips with new rubber stoppers or specialized tips for ice. 

 

Hypothermia is another concern for the elderly during the cold winter months.  This can happen if you are outside, but can happen inside as well.
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Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Using Estate Planning to Prepare for Medicaid


Long-term care involves not only a loss of personal autonomy; it also comes at a tremendous financial price. Proper planning can help your family prepare for the financial toll and protect assets for future generations. 

Long-term care can be very expensive, especially around-the-clock nursing home care. Most people end up paying for nursing home care out of their savings until they run out, at which point they can qualify for Medicaid to pick up the cost. 

Medicaid rules require that recipients have no more than $2,000 in Read more . . .


Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Super Bowl LV - Food and Fun for Game Day


This Sunday February 7, 2021 is Super Bowl LV.  This year it is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers v. the Kansas City Chiefs and the Buccaneers will have a home field advantage as they host this year’s game at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.

Due to the pandemic there will be limited in-person attendance, but that doesn’t mean that all of us watching at home can’t enjoy some tailgating food and fun!  Today’s blog is all about how to kick off an awesome Super Bowl celebration no matter where you are, including at a senior resident community.  Just remember to do so safely and within your communities Covid-19 guidelines!

Food

Because older adults tend to require special diets due to chronic health conditions, finding ways to lighten up traditional Super Bowl party foods is important so everyone can enjoy the party.
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Thursday, January 28, 2021

What is Long Term Care and Who Provides It?


Long-term care is the care you need if you can’t perform daily activities on your own for an extended period of time. There are a number of different ways that long-term care can be provided. 

Most long-term care involves assisting with basic personal needs rather than providing medical care. You are usually determined to need long-term care if you need help with two or more “Read more . . .


Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Planning for the Care of Your Pets After You Are Gone


During 2020, many families made the decision to get a new pet.  Many saw the opportunity because they were home to train and take care of the pet.  Pets become members of the family, so it is important to consider how to provide for them in your estate plan just as you would the human family members. 

While we may think of pets as part of our family, the law considers them to be property. This means that you cannot leave anything in your will directly to a pet.
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Thursday, January 7, 2021

Hoosiers Age 80 and Older Can Register for Covid-19 Vaccine


Gov. Eric J. Holcomb and the Indiana Department of Health today announced that Hoosiers age 80 and older will be eligible to register for a free COVID-19 vaccine beginning Friday, Jan. 8.
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Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Happy Holidays to All!


Santa and Mrs. Clause came and visited our firm early to wish us a Merry Christmas!  While this year's holiday celebrations may be different from those in the past, we hope that you will be filled with the same love and cheer for this unprecedented year.  Our Attorneys and staff will be home with their families to celebrate the holiday, so the firm will be closed from December 24th at Noon and will reopen on Monday December 28th at 8:30 a.m.  We want to wish all of our clients, community partners, family, and friends a happy and safe holiday.
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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Bring Some Holiday Spirit to Your Elderly Loved One with Some Holiday Decorations!


 

During these unprecedented times, the holidays are sure to be especially tough on our elderly friends.  However, nursing home and assisted living facility residents can look forward to bringing in a bit of holiday cheer to their rooms and common areas through festive decorations. Decorating can be an easy way to bring a socially distanced activity to life with some fun crafts while listening to Bing Crosby or Frank Sinatra croon the holiday classics.

Below are some ideas of decorations or craft supplies to donate to an area facility to help brighten these amazing residents day.

Note: before you buy any electrical items, such as the small Christmas trees, make sure to check with the staff of the home to see what restrictions they may have about these kinds of things.
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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Medicare Premiums to Increase Slightly in 2021


Medicare premiums are set to rise a modest amount next year, but still cut into any Social Security gains. The basic monthly premium will increase $3.90, from $144.60 a month to $148.50.
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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

In Honor of Our Veterans, We Celebrate Veterans Day!


Veterans Day is a time for us to pay our respects to those who have served. For one day, we stand united in respect for you, our veterans.

This holiday started as a day to reflect upon the heroism of those who died in our country's service and was originally called 


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