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May 2019 Archives

Watch out for financial abusers working in nursing homes

The desire to give your aging loved one the best golden years possible could lead to the decision to place them in a residential care facility like a nursing home. If you simply don't have the time or personal resources to provide around-the-clock care to your loved one, relying on other people to provide that care can be a good solution for your family.

Video reveals abuse of patients by nursing home staff

Georgia families generally spend long hours researching facilities that offer elder care services. Usually, these efforts pay off with the discovery of a nursing home that can provide comprehensive and supportive care for an elderly or disabled relative. Occasionally, however, these efforts fail, and the loved one ends up in what might be termed an "abuse center" instead of a care center.

Using a lawyer to provide special needs planning

For many people in Georgia, the concept of a lawyer who is knowledgeable about assisting families with special needs children or adults may seem a bit far-fetched. Nevertheless, the modern complexity of federal and state benefit programs for special needs people sometimes demands the advice of an experienced attorney to sort through the myriad of details.

Resources for special needs caregivers and parents

Georgia provides a multitude of resources for people with special needs, both children and adults. But, what about caregivers and parents? Where can they turn when the energy for caregiving has been temporarily or even permanently exhausted? Fortunately, the needs of this vital group have not been overlooked. A number of resources can be found that are directed toward caregivers and parents of special needs children and adults.

Future planning for special needs families

All Georgia families with a special needs member, whether that person is a child or an adult, will benefit from careful planning for the person's future. Both state and federal government agencies provide significant assistance for special needs people, and parents and siblings can take steps to ensure that their family member is provided the necessary care and financial support.

All about Medicaid eligibility for Atlanta residents

When it comes to healthcare, there have been many changes in the past half-decade. What was once private insurance has become government-regulated and the effect on all people's healthcare has been enormous. Inherently, government-backed programs have been affected too. Medicaid eligibility thresholds determine who can apply and be approved for Medicaid benefits.

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