Play it Safe in Sporting Activities

Go Team! At Bache & Lynch, we love sports and the fall season fun that it brings.  We want our clients to play it safe, however.  Football, soccer, cheerleading, and volleyball are popular fall youth sports activities in Arizona. As the weather changes, more Tucson bicyclists, runners and hikers are out. To help reduce the risk of common injuries, Bache & Lynch, PLLC, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, AAOS, and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, AOSSM, offer sports safety tips. AOSSM created the STOP Sports Injuries program to help parents, coaches a
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What to do Immediately after a Crash

If you are involved in a collision, it is important to take the right steps. A crash can be traumatic, and is always unexpected.  Here are some tips on the best ways to protect your rights and preserve your ability to recover for property damage, medical bills, and pain and suffering. Check for injuries, yours and others. Call 911 if there are injuries. Get out your insurance card and driver's license and offer it to the other driver. Ask the other driver for insurance card and driver's license. Make use of your cell phone to take a photo of the license plate number, driver's licen
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Medicare: Medigap vs. Medicare Advantage

If you have Original Medicare, the traditional health insurance program run by the federal government, it pays for most of your health care. However, it doesn’t pay for everything. The out-of-pocket costs can get expensive for people who need a lot of health care. There are two ways you may be able to lower your costs. One way is to keep Original Medicare and buy supplemental insurance to help pay your out-of-pocket costs. Medigap plans are supplemental insurance you can buy. Medigaps work only with Original Medicare, not with Medicare Advantage Plans. Private insurance companies sell
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Resources for Seniors

In Arizona, many group assist the public.  Here are some resources for seniors which may be useful: INFORMATION ON CARE FACILITIES LICENSING OR RATINGS, AND HIRING A CAREGIVER: Resources to Check Before Hiring a Caregiver Arizona Department of Health Services (DHS) - Long Term Care, Assisted Living Facilities - Licensing(link is external) Medicare.gov Nursing Home Compare(link is external) AARP Arizona(link is external) Arizona 211 Community Information and Referral/Senior Services(link is external) AZ Assisted Living Federation(link is external) LEGAL INFORMATION OR
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