The Long-Term Impact of COVID-19: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
In our May newsletter, we discussed changes to Georgia Nursing Home Medicaid due to the COVID-19 crisis. We all hoped the changes would be short lived and everyone could go back to “normal.” However, the effects of COVID-19 are proving to be more long-lasting. Our clients and their families have experienced unique and challenging situations.
Social distancing has led to wide acceptance of audio-video communication technology as a way to maintain contact.
At our office, we have all gotten very comfortable with Zoom and other audio-video communication technology as a way to conduct meetings and connect with our clients and their families. We can also use this same technology to perform document signings. The executive order allowing this type of document signing has been extended until September 10th. However, we may very well see it extended further into the fall months. In addition to virtual meetings and signings, our attorneys are also conducting Medicaid, Guardianship, and Conservatorship hearings right from their desks. This has allowed us to continue serving our clients and achieving results, even when it seems like everything is at a standstill.
The use of audio-video communication technology, like Zoom, is certainly more efficient for some matters. It also provides a safe option for many of our senior clients who don’t feel comfortable venturing out during this time.
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