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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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Wednesday, November 4, 2020

STOCK THE PANTRY 2020 FOR HVAF OF INDIANA, INC.


Severns & Howard is proud to support Helping Veterans and Families of Indiana, Inc. (HVAF) again this year by sponsoring our 2nd annual donation drive to Stock the Pantry.

HVAF supports our local veterans and their families by providing a community pantry, job search assistance, help to find housing, and many more amazing services. They are working to end homelessness among veterans. Through a unique partnership with U.


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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

A Modest Social Security Increase for 2021


The Social Security Administration has announced a 1.3 percent increase in benefits in 2021, an increase even smaller than last year’s. 

Cost-of-living increases are tied to the consumer price index, and a modest upturn in inflation rates and gas prices means Social Security recipients will get only a slight boost in 2021. The 1.3 percent increase is similar to last year’s Read more . . .


Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Keeping Up Physically with Your Young-At-Heart To-Do List – A Three-Part Series: Chair Yoga


To finish our three part series "Keeping Up Physically with Your Young-At-Heart To-Do List" today's blog introduces chair yoga.  If you have never experienced the benefits of chair yoga for seniors, you’re in for a treat! 

Why is Chair Yoga for Seniors So Powerful?

By the time you reach your 60th birthday, you have probably taken 2-million steps. You may also dealt with your share of injuries or illnesses. Maybe you have had a hip replacement or a broken ankle. We know instinctually that keeping fit and flexible is essential.
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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Medicare Open Enrollment Starts October 15: Is It Time to Change Plans?


Medicare's Open Enrollment Period, during which you can freely enroll in or switch plans, runs from October 15 to December 7. Now is the time to start shopping around to see whether your current choices are still the best ones for you.  

During this period you may enroll in a Medicare Part D (prescription drug) plan or, if you currently have a plan, you may change plans.
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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Keeping Up Physically with Your Young-At-Heart To-Do List – A Three-Part Series: Balance Exercises


Article Provided by Senior Directory at https://seniordirectory.com/articles/info/3-daily-balance-exercises-for-senior-citizens

Balance is essential for seniors. Without it, a fall or a strain could lead to a painful disability, or worse! That is why David Jacobs and his team at Level 3 Fitness in Denver, Colorado focus on healing, mobility and strength.
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Friday, September 4, 2020

Medicaid's Power to Recoup Benefits Paid: Estate Recovery


We have had a lot of Medicaid clients who ask questions regarding why and how Medicaid recovers what they have paid out on behalf of the Medicaid recipient.  Today’s blog provided by Elder Law Answers provides some answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

Federal law requires the State to attempt to recover certain benefits paid out on behalf of certain Medicaid recipients.

In Indiana, for Medicaid recipients age 55 or older, the State must seek recovery of payments from the individual's estate for nursing facility services, home and community-based services, and related hospital and prescription drug services. States also have the option of recovering all Medicaid benefits from individuals over age 55, including costs for any medical care, not just long-term care benefits.
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