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“A Home Away from Home” for the Davidson Community

“A Home Away from Home” for the Davidson Community

By Ryan McNeill, Attorney  As we near the end of another year, it is hard to believe that a global pandemic has completely changed the way we interact with our friends, families, and loved ones. One thing that has not changed is the continued commitment and support The Life Center of Davidson County offers to those who need it the most. The Life Center of Davidson County provides quality care for older and impaired adults. Its doors temporarily closed in March 2020 in the wake of the dramatic upheaval brought about by the coronavirus pandemic and the organization paused services for seven weeks to develop a plan to safely serve one of the highest at-risk populations. On May 4, 2020, The Life Center reopened with additional safety protocols that allow them to remain the “home away from home” their clients and caregivers have come to expect. This pandemic has increased the need for caregiver support beyond the doors of The Life Center as people are more socially isolated and financially limited. To expand services during this uncertain time, The Life Center applied for and received CARES Act funding to provide additional support to older and impaired adults and their caregivers.  The CARES Act funds can be used for individuals needing day health services as well as for caregiver support.  With more families working and schooling from home, the need for respite care for older and impaired adults is increasing. Caregiver support services available are: Assistive and technical devices (Adaptive equipment, animatronic pets, hearing aids and table-type devices for communication); personal protective equipment (Gloves, Clorox wipes, Lysol and hand sanitizer);...
September Update 2020

September Update 2020

“Excellence in Practice” – Elder Law, Trusts & Estates David E. Inabinett, Managing Member of Brinkley Walser Stoner, has been selected once again by his peers for inclusion in the 27th edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the fields of Elder Law, and Trusts and Estates. READ MORE Supporting Our Community At the start of 2020, no one could have predicted that the entire world would be in the midst of a global pandemic. Nine months later with mass layoffs, major brands, and companies going out of business, and new rules for interacting socially, there are a lot of things that are uncertain. One thing that is certain is that our community needs our help more than ever. As a law firm, we are committed to championing organizations that uplift and strengthen our local community. To continue doing our part, here are some organizations that we support and that we encourage you to consider supporting also. READ MORE New Appointment for William T. Miller Gov. Roy Cooper has appointed William T. Miller to the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities. The council, which only appoints 40 people, helps support communities to become more inclusive of people with intellectual disabilities (I/DD) and their families. Miller is a Davidson county native and his area of law includes: Estate PlanningSocial SecurityElder LawBusiness LawTraffic/DWIFamily Law National Senior Center Month This year’s theme was chosen to highlight how senior centers deliver vital connections to support older adults in aging well. Preventing social isolation is vital and a core senior center mission. If you are 55+, check out your county or town’s senior...
Supporting Our Community

Supporting Our Community

By David Inabinett At the start of 2020, no one could have predicted that the entire world would be in the midst of a global pandemic. Nine months later with mass layoffs, major brands, and companies going out of business, and new rules for interacting socially, there are a lot of things that are uncertain. One thing that is certain is that our community needs our help more than ever. As a law firm, we are committed to championing organizations that uplift and strengthen our local community. To continue doing our part, here are some organizations that we support and that we encourage you to consider supporting also. ARC of Davidson County The Arc of Davidson County is a local chapter of The Arc of North Carolina and The Arc of the United States. It was founded in 1964 with a goal to “Secure for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities the opportunity to choose and realize their goals of where and how they learn, live, work and play.” For over 50 years, The Arc of Davidson County has helped countless individuals, families, and organizations improve the lives of those with disabilities.   Communities in Schools Big Toy Day was canceled this year, and Communities in Schools of Lexington/Davidson County was negatively impacted. The community-based organization provides much-needed programs that offer one-on-one support, mentoring, and a variety of initiatives that help at-risk youth with basic needs in our community. Communities in Schools operates in 24 schools across Davidson County and Lexington City School Districts. Now that North Carolina K-12 students are attending school at home or in a hybrid...
August Update 2020

August Update 2020

Three Questions to Ask When Applying for Medicaid Filling out your Medicaid application does not have to be stressful or frustrating. Knowing the requirements, what documents you need and what resources are available all are things that an experienced attorney can “guide you through the application process. READ MORE Celebrating 25 Years Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Womens Resource Center of Greensboro with weekly online auctions starting August 31st. LEARN MORE Investing in NC’s Future North Carolina has more than $900 million left in federal Coronavirus Relief Funds from the CARES ACT. Governor Roy Cooper’s budget lays out a plan to use this money to continue the state’s response to COVID-19. READ MORE COVID-19 Assistance Opportunity The department of Social Services is issuing emergency assistance for up to $500 per household for help with rent/mortgage payments, utility assistance, emergency food and essential prescription help. LEARN...
July Update 2020

July Update 2020

 Three Things You Should Know Before Buying A House Buying a home is exciting, but the process is not always easy. There are expected and unexpected issues that may arise before, during, and after the home buying process starts. Is now the right time to buy a home? What is a good amount for a down payment?  Should I buy now or wait? These are questions to consider before you move forward. No matter where you are living in North Carolina understanding these  three things will help you during the home buying process: READ MORE Lessons In Finding Happiness It’s intuitive that happiness helps create and sustain emotional resilience. But the converse is true, too. Emotional resilience – knowing how you can get through a crisis with a little less despair and a little more sanity and perspective can also lead to happiness. READ MORE COVID-19 Update From NC Gov. Roy Cooper Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen announced that North Carolina will remain in Safer at Home Phase 2 for three more weeks. Cooper also announced that face coverings must be worn when people are in public places as officials seek to stabilize concerning trends of increasing viral spread. LEARN MORE Extra Help For Seniors https://www.co.davidson.nc.us/337/Senior-Services Events When It’s Time to Consider Long-term Care Placement Ryan McNeill will be speaking at The Life Center of Davidson County Caregiver Academy Session. McNeill will help attendees learn to determine how to weigh the pros and cons of the different types of long-term care, options to pay for it, and convincing...
June Update 2020

June Update 2020

Three Questions To Ask Before Selling Your Business Operating a business in any industry is hard. Operating a successful business is even harder. As a business owner, you have to make difficult decisions every day. Whether your operating a brick-and-mortar location or ecommerce site, selling your business or company does not have to be difficult. READ MORE  Nursing Homes & Active COVID-19 Cases The CDC guidance focuses on “cohorting” residents, which involves establishing a designated and separate COVID-19 care unit for residents with the virus. Ideally, the care unit should be as separate as possible from the COVID-free section of the facility. The guidance advises ” a separate floor, wing, or cluster of rooms.” Dedicated staff should be assigned to work only on the COVID-19 care unit and should remain separated from other residents and staff LEARN MORE Update North Carolina Pauses in Safer At Home Phase Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen announced that North Carolina will remain in Safer at Home Phase 2 for three more weeks. Cooper also announced that face coverings must be worn when people are in public places as officials seek to stabilize concerning trends of increasing viral spread. READ MORE Events In this Caregiver Academy session, Ryan McNeill will help attendees to learn to determine how to weigh the pros and cons of the different types of long-term care, options to pay for it, and convincing everyone to agree to it. Caregivers will also learn about setting up property deeds and trusts to protect family assets. Registration is required 336-242-2290 ~...