Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Powerful tools for caregivers

Hurley Elder Care Law just successfully completed our first series of Caregiver Classes exclusively for our caregiving clients. Last fall, our Care Coordinators, Nicole, and Kelsie, recognized that many of our clients had spouses and adult children who were burning the candle at both ends. They were tirelessly balancing their caregiver roles and responsibilities, such…

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Safety and comfort on July 4th

Safety and comfort on July 4th

Including aging loved ones in July 4th family celebrations is a wonderful way to honor their presence and create cherished memories. Ensuring their safety and comfort on July 4th is paramount, allowing everyone to enjoy the festivities without worry. Planning Ahead Consider the physical needs and limitations of aging family members. Choose a celebration venue…

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Social media and seniors

Social media and seniors

Senior citizens are increasingly joining the social media revolution, bridging the generational digital divide. Platforms like Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube offer numerous benefits to this older age group, enhancing their lives in numerous ways. 2024 social media demographic studies show that the highest percentage of 65+ users are on YouTube, making up 9.2% of…

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Understanding the stages of Alzheimer’s

Understanding the stages of Alzheimer's

Receiving an Alzheimer’s diagnosis is life-altering, initiating a journey that requires careful planning and support. Understanding the stages of Alzheimer’s and preparing for each can significantly improve the patient’s and their caregivers’ quality of life. Early Stage: Understanding and Acceptance Individuals often experience mild memory lapses in the early stage but can still function independently.…

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Understanding the difference: Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia

Understanding the difference: Alzheimer's disease and Dementia

Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are often used interchangeably, but they are distinct terms with specific meanings in the context of cognitive decline in aging adults. Understanding the difference is crucial for accurate diagnosis and appropriate care. Defining dementia Dementia is an umbrella term that describes various symptoms affecting cognitive abilities, such as memory, reasoning, and…

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Aging challenges for LGBTQ+ individuals

LGBTQ+ seniors

June marks LGBTQ+ Pride Month, a time to celebrate diversity, honor the history of the LGBTQ+ community, and advocate for continued progress toward equality. Originating from the Stonewall riots in 1969, Pride Month is a vibrant expression of solidarity and acceptance, highlighting the ongoing struggle for civil rights. Today we will highlight some of the…

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Keeping seniors safe in the hot weather

Keeping seniors safe in the hot weather

As we conclude the Memorial Day weekend, the start of summer, let’s remember the crucial role caregivers play in ensuring the safety and well-being of aging adults. The combination of high temperatures and sun exposure can pose significant health risks for seniors, but with diligent care and a few precautions, caregivers can help seniors stay…

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Organize your digital assets

Digital assets

Last week’s Hurley Elder Care Law blog touched on the importance of tracking and sharing important information when you or a loved one is dealing with a chronic healthcare condition, a serious medical diagnosis, or a decline in functional capacity.  As we navigate this rapidly evolving digital landscape, it’s crucial to consider who will have…

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Being Prepared: A Practical Guide to getting Your Affairs in Order

checklist

Our NEW Being Prepared: A Practical Guide to Getting Your Affairs in Order is now available. As we age, keeping track of important information becomes increasingly necessary. This is even more critical when you or a loved one is dealing with a chronic healthcare condition, a serious medical diagnosis, or a decline in functional capacity.…

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Medicare’s 3-day hospital inpatient status rule

3-day hospital inpatient status rule

Have you heard of Medicare’s 3-day hospital inpatient status rule? No? Well, you’re not alone. While the terminology may appear daunting, it holds significant implications for beneficiaries of Medicare, particularly those seeking skilled nursing facility (SNF) care after a hospitalization. Inpatient status is imperative To be eligible for Medicare coverage of SNF care , at…

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