Epi 83 What is a Good Free Resource to learn what I Need to Know?
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by Todd Whatley and Sara Scott
5d ago
Sara and Todd today discuss a great resource for our listeners to help them quickly learn what we have been talking about.  Todd's office has a really nice magazine-style resource that they give out to the public.  It talks about the unique estate planning rules for seniors, Powers of Attorney, Medicaid, Medicare and VA. We encourage you to let Todd and Sara send you this resource.  Listen today to learn about this and how to get it in your hands ..read more
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Epi 82 What Role does Mental Health Play in Caregiving?
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by Todd Whatley and Sara Scott
1w ago
Today Todd and Sara talk about the caregiver again.  The caregiver has a very difficult role and it's important for them to have good mental health.  Today's topic is to show you signs of issues and how to get the help you need so that you can continue to care for your loved one. Sara and Todd also talk about how to get the help you need and much of it for free.  Join us today if you're stressed out as a caregiver or know someone who is.  We hope this episode helps ..read more
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Epi 81 Is It Too Late to Apply for Medicaid
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by Todd Whatley and Sara Scott
3w ago
Today we address a common question we get in the office.  People think that different things happen then it's too late.  It's never too late but you don't have to wait until you are broke in order to qualify,   The Medicaid rules are quite generous if you know what to do with the rules.  Today we talk about different situations and how you can apply for Medicaid to get the care you need without going broke.  Today's episode is quick and to the point and can help you or someone you know literally save a large portion of their estate if not their whole estate.  Ple ..read more
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Epi 78 What is the Future of Medicine for Seniors
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by Todd Whatley and Sara Scott
2M ago
Today Todd and Sara have a very special guest, Dr. Harry Lizarte who is a internal medicine doctor that focuses his practice on seeing Seniors in their home.  He has some very strong feelings on how healthcare for Seniors should be and he is implementing some cutting edge technology for senior health. If you have an aging loved one, you MUST listen to this episode.  Dr. Lizarte will educate you on the needs of the seniors and how close of attention you need to keep on them to keep them healthy into their later years.  This is a great show and you don't want to miss it ..read more
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Epi 77 What Rights does a Nursing Home Resident Have?
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by Todd Whatley and Sara Scott
2M ago
On today's episode, Sara and Todd discuss the Federal Law that gives many rights to the resident of a Nursing Home.  You probably don't know about most of these rights, but they are crucial to getting good care. Sara, as a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator is adamant that our listeners know what they should be getting for their loved one in a Nursing Home.  Join Todd and Sara today as they discuss each of these rights and what you should do to really help your loved one. Here is a download of the Federal Nursing Home Resident's Rights: https://downloads.cms.gov/medicare/your_resi ..read more
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Epi 76 What is the Latest with Alzheimer's
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by Todd Whatley and Sara Scott
2M ago
Todd is just back from a conference where one of the speakers was a Neurologist from University of Kentucky Alzheimer's Center.  He brought the latest information and Todd along with Sara bring you the latest findings and possible prevention for this horrible disease. Join us to day and share this with someone who is interested in dementia and Alzheimer's ..read more
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Epi 75 Why Todd Hates Wills (not people named Will, but Last Will and Testaments)
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by Todd Whatley and Sara Scott
2M ago
This is one of Todd's soap boxes in the legal profession.  As an Elder Law Attorney, seniors should not rely on a Last Will and Testament as their sole estate planning tool.  There is no need for one.  And, no attorney who advocates for this has been able to explain how relying on a Will as your estate planning tool is in the client's best interest. Join Sara and Todd today and they discuss Wills and why you need something different.  One of the alternatives is actually free and it's what the vast majority of Todd's clients use ..read more
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Epi 74 How Do I Narrow Down the Search for a New Nursing Home?
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by Todd Whatley and Sara Scott
3M ago
Today, Sara and Todd talk about a chapter in their new book.  They focus on narrowing down the large number of facilities that you could choose from and looking at the best 2-3 facilities.  It's a daunting process but today's episode helps you step by step. Don't forget about their new book.  If you want the whole process in one place from very beginning (Do I even need to start this process?) to the final stages (What if there is a problem once you are there?), you need to get their new book. Here are links: The physical book: https://elderlawcoach.samcart.com/products/conque ..read more
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Bonus - We have the physical version of our book now.
Answers on Aging Podcast
by Todd Whatley and Sara Scott
3M ago
Here is a link to the physical book: https://elderlawcoach.samcart.com/products/conquering-the-maze-of-long-term-care-physical-copy Here is a link to the download copy: https://elderlawcoach.samcart.com/products/nursing-home-book ..read more
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Epi 73 What are some common questions people ask about Aging?
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by Todd Whatley and Sara Scott
3M ago
Today is part II of our common questions series.  Todd does a Q and A twice a month where people ask lots of questions.  Sara writes down those questions and we bring them to the Podcast.   So, we are pretty sure we are going to answer a question that you have about aging in today's Podcast.  If we don't answer a burning question you have, then feel free to drop us a comment and we will do our best to answer your question in a future show ..read more
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