Elder Law Newsletter – December 2018 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 Jennifer Exum, Sally Brewer, and other members of the Elder Law Practice Group of Chambliss Law Firm.
Chambliss Law Firm Monthly Editorial
All I Want for Christmas Is an Advocate
by Sally Brewer, Elder Law Paralegal
Are you a caregiver? If so, I understand your challenges and encourage you to keep up the good fight and to ensure your circle of support is surrounding you during this holiday season and beyond.
If you are not a caregiver, I encourage you to pay close attention to the caregivers in your lives. I implore you to take a moment to give thought to what caregivers experience on a day-to-day basis and to help advance their cause and the causes surrounding the care of the frail-elderly. [Click to read the full article.]
Don’t Make the Mistake of Not Signing up for Medicare Supplemental Coverage
You are turning 65 and enrolling in Medicare, but as a healthy senior do you really need to also sign up for Medicare’s supplemental coverage? Not signing up initially can be very costly down the road.
Can You Put a Surveillance Camera in a Nursing Home Room?
Technological advances have made it easier to install cameras in a loved one’s nursing home room. These so-called “granny cams” have legal and privacy implications.
Learn About Social Security’s Online Tools
With the aging population becoming increasingly tech savvy, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has moved a lot of services online. From applying for Social Security benefits to replacing a card, the SSA has online tools to help.
IRS Issues Long-Term Care Premium Deductibility Limits for 2019
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is increasing the amount taxpayers can deduct from their 2019 income as a result of buying long-term care insurance.