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Elder Law Newsletter - August 2019 Legal Update


Chambliss Elder Law Newsletter is a bi-monthly e-newsletter of legal developments and other trends of vital interest to seniors and their advocates. This newsletter is brought to you by Dana Perry and other members of the Elder Law Practice Group of Chambliss Law Firm.


Chambliss Law Firm Monthly Editorial

Facing the Challenges of Long-Distance Caregiving Head On

by Rebecca Miller

Your mom is 84 years old and lives by herself. You and your siblings all live more than an hour away. Mom is relatively independent, but the last time you visited, you noticed she is having a little trouble remembering things and may need some help with daily tasks. 

We've worked with many families over the years who know this scenario well. Caring for aging parents can be difficult when you are nearby, but long distance caregiving presents extra challenges. We encourage any long distance caregivers to try these practical tips. [Click to read the full story.]


Boomers Are Shaking up the World of Senior Living

August 22, 2019 | 8:30am-2:30pm | DoubleTree Downtown Chattanooga


Featuring Keynote Speaker - Marc Freedman
National Leading Expert on the Longevity Revolution 

Program Highlights
 Nutrition & Wellness | Estate, Trust, and Financial Planning | Medicare and Benefits Planning | Downsizing and Organizing at Home


For details, visit

Medicaid's Gift to Children Who Help Parents Postpone Nursing Home Care
There are circumstances in which transferring a house will not result in a Medicaid penalty period, and one of those is if the Medicaid applicant transfers the house to a "caretaker child."

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Should You Sell Your Life Insurance Policy? 
Older Americans with a life insurance policy that they no longer need have the option to sell the policy to investors. These transactions, called "life settlements," can bring in needed cash, but are they a good idea?

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