Take control

Take control

We have all gotten through the holidays and rung in another new year. We are starting 2022 with a lot of uncertainty in our lives. The Covid Omicron variant is raging, supply chains are still severely impacted, and grocery prices are surging. However, there are many things we can do to take control in our…

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Seniors targeted by scammers during the holidays

Elder Financial Abuse

Don’t let the Grinch steal the holidays! Each year, millions of elderly Americans fall victim to some type of financial fraud. The FBI explains seniors are the perfect target for scammers because they typically have more money (retirement savings, a paid-for home), they’re less likely to report fraud, and can be experiencing memory loss (a…

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Preparing for an emergency

preparing for an emergency

Last week’s deadly tornadoes are a somber reminder of how weather emergencies can impact us all at any time. Being prepared can be the difference of life and death in natural disaster situations. Older adults are especially vulnerable during and after disasters, often due to having chronic health conditions or mobility challenges. Are you and…

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Facing an unexpected diagnosis?

Unexpected diagnosis

Unfortunately, health and cognitive related diagnoses do not stop just because we are in the holiday season. Our clients and their families continue to face unexpected and worrisome news even during this supposedly happy time of the year. How can you support a loved one facing an unexpected diagnosis? At Hurley Elder Care Law, our…

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Preparing for the holidays

Preparing for the holidays

‘Tis the season! Unfortunately, it is hard to be jolly when you are concerned for your aging loved ones. Many adult children have not seen their parents in months due to the ongoing pandemic. In addition, work and family obligations paired with substantial distance makes it difficult for all of us to get together as…

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A holistic law practice

Life Care Planning Model

Hurley Elder Care Law is a proud member of the Life Care Planning Law Firms Association (LCPLFA). This association is a national network of holistic law practices that offer legal services, care coordination and advocacy support to help elderly clients and their families respond to the challenges of aging, long-term illness, and disability. When Miles…

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Autonomy, Health, and Aging

autonomy

Choosing how we live our daily lives according to our own values and preferences is central to our dignity at any age – including when we are older. Everyone should have the right to this autonomy and independence. Simply put, autonomy is defined as the state of existing or acting separately from others.  For many…

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Technology for seniors

Technology for seniors

News flash! The holidays are around the corner. It’s hard to believe it is already that time of year. Over recent years there have been many technology devices that have hit the market that can be fun, easy, and helpful to older adults living alone. Some of these devices may make great holiday gifts for…

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Medicare Advantage Plans

Medicare Advantage Plans

Do Medicare Advantage Plans Truly Give You an Advantage? This week we are continuing our conversation on Medicare plans and enrollment. When you enroll for Medicare, you will have two main options: Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage Plan. Medicare Advantage plans, or “Part C” plans, are a bundle plan that includes Part A (hospital),…

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