Mental Health Crisis for Older Adults- How to Get Help

Mental health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. During the past few years, we have all learned more about the importance of both mental and physical health. However, the impact of mental health on aging adults can sometimes get lost in the shuffle. Some Worrisome Facts The CDC has reported 20% of people aged 55 years or…

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Alcohol & Substance Abuse: The Invisible Epidemic for Seniors

Old Couple

Many of us picture the golden years as a time for travel, finding hobbies, and spending time with family and friends. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case for many seniors. Substance abuse among older adults is often referred to as an ‘Invisible Epidemic’. Alcohol and prescription drug abuse among adults 60 and older is one of…

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What’s the 411 on 911?

Emergency Vehicles

Ring Ring Ring! “911, what is your emergency?” Since childhood, we have all been taught to dial 911 in an emergency and wait for those familiar words. 911 is a free emergency phone number used to request immediate assistance from emergency services—police, fire department, and emergency medical services (EMS)—in the case of life-threatening emergencies and…

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Have You Received The Medicaid Estate Recovery Form?

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Our office has received questions from our clients about a form that Medicaid recipients have received from the Division of Family & Children Services (DFCS). The form is called the “Official Notice of Georgia Medicaid Estate Recovery Program,” also referred to as “Form DMA 315.”  In last week’s Hurley Elder Care Law blog, we touched…

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