Updates to Georgia Medicaid Policy due to COVID-19

Updates to Georgia Medicaid Policy due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)   Due to COVID-19, the Georgia Department of Community Health has implemented some temporary changes to Medicaid policy. The temporary changes are effective from March 1, 2020 until June 30, 2020, unless extended.  These changes should help families and facilities in these challenging…

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Guardianship Mistakes: Failing to Plan

Estate plan

The guardianship process is complex, expensive, and often humiliating to the older adult. Most times, guardianship is also avoidable.   Plan ahead to avoid guardianship.   Whenever possible, guardianship should be avoided. The most effective way to avoid guardianship is to plan ahead. Sine there is no guarantee that we will be of sound mind up…

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Distant Caregiving: Adjusting to the COVID-19 Restrictions

Our clients, like most of your parents and loved ones, are facing a serious threat.  COVID-19 is especially fatal for older adults and those with co-morbid conditions. This serious threat requires serious action.    Everyone, and especially seniors, should interact with as few people as possible.    The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services has…

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Guardianship Mistakes: Misunderstanding the Basics

Guardianship and Conservatorship

Caring for an older adult with dementia or other serious illness brings on a whole new vocabulary and issues to learn about. Understanding guardianship and the legal rights of surrogate decision makers is usually at the top of the list.   “What is the difference between POA and Guardianship?”   We hear from stressed out…

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A message from Hurley Elder Care Law regarding COVID-19

As the situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to develop, the health and well-being of our clients and staff is paramount at Hurley Elder Care Law.  We are committed to a safe environment and have the current measures in place to promote client and staff safety:   Sick employees are required to stay at home:…

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Complete Estate Planning: Powers of Attorney

One major component of a complete estate plan is a financial Power of Attorney. Although important, the  financial Power of Attorney is often misunderstood. A financial Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows you to name someone to handle your finances — taxes, bills, bank accounts, real estate sales, etc.  It can help…

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