Communities

Communities are where things happen. Our goal is to bring people together so they can discuss issues that matter to them. We believe our community is more likely to thrive when people share ideas, experience and wisdom. We also know that caregiving is hard work. Caregivers are often burdning the candle at both ends and in the middle. Knowing that makes us mindful of a scene from The West Wing, Season 2, Episode 10. There, the character Leo McGarry tells Josh Lyman:

“This guy’s walking down the street when he falls in a hole. The walls are so steep he can’t get out.
“A doctor passes by and the guy shouts up, ‘Hey you. Can you help me out?’ The doctor writes a prescription, throws it down in the hole and moves on.
“Then a priest comes along and the guy shouts up, ‘Father, I’m down in this hole can you help me out?’ The priest writes out a prayer, throws it down in the hole and moves on
“Then a friend walks by, ‘Hey, Joe, it’s me can you help me out?’ And the friend jumps in the hole. Our guy says, ‘Are you stupid? Now we’re both down here.’ The friend says, ‘Yeah, but I’ve been down here before and I know the way out.’

 

At some time or another, all of us have been in a hole. We want to be the guy you jumps into the hole and shows you the way out. That’s our goal at Ez Elder Law. We plan to do that by bringing you resources. We plan to bring you forums where caregivers can ask each other questions and share experiences. We hope to build a virtual caring closet where people can share stories, helpful hints, unused caregiving supplies and unwanted medical equipment. Among the pages we intend to bring is one with recipes of old-time dishes (to bring back memories) and easy to fix dishes (for caregivers on the go). We’re just getting started, so hang on!

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2 New Podcasts from Hamilton Medical Center

Hamilton Medical Center annouced two new podcasts that may be helpful. Dr. Hector Dourron, a board-certified vascular surgeon at Hamilton Vascular Center in Dalton, Georgia and Chatsworth, Georgia, speaks on Detecting and Treating Peripheral Vascular Disease. Dr. Carlos Peñaherrera, a board-certified endocrinologist at Hamilton Diabetes and Endocrinology Center, speaks on Thyroid Cancer Treatment. Listen to […]

News Roundup 1-3-2022

Estate Planning and Estate Tax News: The simple four step guide for estate planning How to get your affairs in order Making legal plans after dementia diagnosis Opinion: When faced with death, people often change their minds Trust or Will? How to navigate what’s best for your family Basics of Estate Planning and Your Digital […]

Press Release Announcing EzElderLaw.com

Attorney David McGuffey and the Elder Law Practice of David L. McGuffey, LLC recently announced the launch of EZElderlaw.com. DALTON, GEORGIA, UNITED STATES, January 3, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Attorney David McGuffey and the Elder Law Practice of David L. McGuffey, LLC recently announced the launch of EZElderlaw.com. The new site offers information on subjects of interest […]

Celebrity Deaths in 2021

In 2021 we said goodbye to many well-known celebrities – some famous and some infamous. This list includes many of them: Virgil Abloh Peter Aykroyd Michael Apted Sir David Amess Ed Asner Astro Lisa Banes Ned Beatty Paul Belmondo Lionel Blair Leslie Bricusse Johnny Briggs James Brokenshire Steve Bronski Dieter Brummer Eric Carle John Challis […]

Form: Health Values Questionnaire

In addition to a health care advance directive, one way to create evidence regarding your health treatment wishes and end-of0life wishes is to complete a health values questionnaire. One of the issues in Cruzan and Schiavo was the absence of adequate evidence demonstrating what the patient would want if she could speak for herself. Wouldn’t […]

Survey: Do you have an Estate Plan?

We’d like to know whether you have an estate plan?

Survey: How do you pay for long-term care?

What you know about paying for long-term care?

Debt Collection Rule

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection issued a  new debt collection rule effective November 30, 2021. The final rule revises Regulation F, which implements the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (12 CFR Part 1006). The new rule requires a validation notice which must include information like: Name and mailing information of the debt collector Name […]

Medicare Supplement Policies for Individuals Under 65

In Georgia and 26 other states, insurers that sell Medicare supplement insurance must also sell those policies to individuals under 65 who receive Medicare as a result of disability. Specifically, O.C.G.A. § 33-43-3(g) provides: Insurers offering medicare supplement policies in this state to persons 65 years of age or older shall also offer medicare supplement […]

News Roundup – December 16, 2021

General Sources: Autism Society’s Capital Connection 12-16-2021 (reviewing Build Back Better Act) National Health Care Spending in 2020: Growth Driven by Federal Spending in Response to Covid-19 (Health Affairs) House Advances Build Back Better Act (Health Affairs) Indirect Gift Tax Considerations for 2021 (The Tax Advisor) Smart moves to make with your retirement portfolio before […]

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