On YouTube, People with Disabilities Create Content to Show and Normalize Their Experiences

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  Ruby Ardolf, 14, has her own YouTube channel, featuring familiar aspects of a teen’s daily life and merchandise with messages of kindness and inclusion. But Ruby is not a typical teen vlogger. She is disabled — one of 12 people worldwide with a genetic condition called Stromme syndrome, which results in microcephaly (small brain), and impaired vision and motor functioning.   SOURCE/MORE: WASHINGTON POST       For a complete list of upcoming seminars, visit our website at www.davidwingate.com. Peace of mind is only a call or click away! For an Initial Consultation call Estate and Elder Planning by…

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The Patient Driven Payment Model Is Here

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  On October 1, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began implementing a new payment system for Medicare-covered nursing home care. The payment system is called the “Patient Driven Payment Model” (PDPM).   SOURCE/MORE: CENTER FOR MEDICARE ADVOCACY       For a complete list of upcoming seminars, visit our website at www.davidwingate.com. Peace of mind is only a call or click away! For an Initial Consultation call Estate and Elder Planning by David Wingate at (301) 663-9230 or visit www.davidwingate.com David Wingate is an estate planning and elder law attorney at Estate and Elder Planning by…

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Why Medicare Is Focused on Food Insecurity

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  The inability of seniors enrolled in Medicare to get the food they need is a problem for nearly one in 10 enrollees 65 years of age and older, a new analysis shows. The issue of food insecurity has emerged as a health care concern and is now on the radar of health insurance companies, Medicare and Medicaid administrators as a way to get seniors better care.   SOURCE/MORE: FORBES       For a complete list of upcoming seminars, visit our website at www.davidwingate.com. Peace of mind is only a call or click away! For an Initial Consultation call…

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Medigap C and F Plans Unavailable to New Medicare Enrollees Beginning in 2020

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  For people turning 65 next year, the lineup of Medicare supplemental insurance policies, Medigap plans, will look somewhat different.   SOURCE/MORE: CNBC       For a complete list of upcoming seminars, visit our website at www.davidwingate.com. Peace of mind is only a call or click away! For an Initial Consultation call Estate and Elder Planning by David Wingate at (301) 663-9230 or visit www.davidwingate.com David Wingate is an estate planning and elder law attorney at Estate and Elder Planning by David Wingate. The Estate and Elder Planning office services clients with powers of attorneys, living wills, Wills, Trusts,…

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Seniors Drawn to Alternative Housing Arrangements

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As a graying population confronts the limited options for senior housing, seeking ways to maintain independence without the isolation that can accompany so-called aging in place, various grassroots alternatives are gaining footholds.     SOURCE/MORE: NEW YORK TIMES         For a complete list of upcoming seminars, visit our website at www.davidwingate.com. Peace of mind is only a call or click away! For an Initial Consultation call Estate and Elder Planning by David Wingate at (301) 663-9230 or visit www.davidwingate.com David Wingate is an estate planning and elder law attorney at Estate and Elder Planning by David Wingate….

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States Focus on Rise of Elderly Populations

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  The aging US population is perhaps the most seismic demographic shift business leaders, state legislatures and health care providers will face in the next few decades, yet there aren’t many one-size-fits-all options for catering to an increasingly elderly America.   SOURCE/MORE: US NEWS & WORLD REPORT         For a complete list of upcoming seminars, visit our website at www.davidwingate.com. Peace of mind is only a call or click away! For an Initial Consultation call Estate and Elder Planning by David Wingate at (301) 663-9230 or visit www.davidwingate.com David Wingate is an estate planning and elder law…

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Study Pinpoints Alzheimer’s Plaque Emergence Early and Deep in the Brain

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  Long before symptoms like memory loss even emerge, the underlying pathology of Alzheimer’s disease, such as an accumulation of amyloid protein plaques, is well underway in the brain. A longtime goal of the field has been to understand where it starts so that future interventions could begin there.   SOURCE/MORE: EUREKALERT         For a complete list of upcoming seminars, visit our website at www.davidwingate.com. Peace of mind is only a call or click away! For an Initial Consultation call Estate and Elder Planning by David Wingate at (301) 663-9230 or visit www.davidwingate.com David Wingate is an…

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How to Pay For Care For You or Your Family at Home or in a Nursing Home…Without Selling Your Home or Leaving Your Family Without a Dime

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A FREE informational workshop hosted by local Elder Law Attorney, David Wingate, on: Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 Seminar: 10:30 am       RSVP – Seating is Limited                        Hampton Inn & Suites Frederick-Fort Detrick 1565 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21702 To register call us at 301-663-9230!    At this Seminar you will discover: How to save taxes on your IRA/401K to pay for home care; How to avoid having your life savings wiped out by a nursing home spend down; How the law restricts protection of assets; What asset protection language most people don’t have in their power of attorney documents, which…

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Local Author and Elder Care Attorney Shares Practical Advice on Coping with Alzheimer’s Disease as Part of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

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November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about the disease and its growing impact around the world and in our local community. To help in the effort, David Wingate, a local elder care attorney, Alzheimer’s care expert and author, is making his two published books available for to those living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.   In his books, You’re Not Alone: Living with Alzheimer’s Disease and You’re Not Alone: Living as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver, Wingate shares his personal and professional experience with the disease, as well as must-have information to guide those recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s…

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Where the Top Democratic U.S. Presidential Candidates Stand on ‘Medicare for All’

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All of the Democratic presidential candidates debating on Thursday say universal health care is a top priority. They disagree, however, on the best path to achieve it. Source/more: Reuters     For a complete list of upcoming seminars, visit our website at www.davidwingate.com. Peace of mind is only a call or click away! For an Initial Consultation call Estate and Elder Planning by David Wingate at (301) 663-9230 or visit www.davidwingate.com David Wingate is an estate planning and elder law attorney at Estate and Elder Planning by David Wingate. The Estate and Elder Planning office services clients with powers of…

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