Hurley Elder Care Law


What happens if you die without a will?

A Will is important

January 11, 2022

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Take control

Take control

January 4, 2022

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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Elder Financial Abuse

Seniors targeted by scammers during the holidays

December 28, 2021

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

December 21, 2021

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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Unexpected diagnosis

Facing an unexpected diagnosis?

December 14, 2021

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

December 7, 2021

‘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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Life Care Planning Model

A holistic law practice

November 30, 2021

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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dementia and their caregivers

Dementia and the Holidays: Caregiving Tips

November 23, 2021

Can you believe we are already in November and celebrating Thanksgiving this week? What a year 2021 has been! We are incredibly grateful that this year we are able to visit with our family and friends and enjoy holidays, celebrations, hugs, laughs, overeating, and much more. However, the holiday season is often a stressful time…

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Autonomy, Health, and Aging

November 16, 2021

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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right to establish a residence

Capacity vs. Competency- When to Seek a Guardianship

November 9, 2021

Who’s The Boss? A client recently called our office asking if she has “the right” to move her mother into an assisted living community against her mom’s will. The adult daughter, Mary, has a General Durable Power of Attorney in place for her mother, but what rights does Mary really have? Does she have the…

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