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Organize your digital assets

May 21, 2024

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

May 14, 2024

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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3-day hospital inpatient status rule

Medicare’s 3-day hospital inpatient status rule

May 7, 2024

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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Nursing home regulations

A major update in nursing home care regulations

April 30, 2024

Last week the Biden Administration announced a pivotal update to nursing home care regulations, introducing the final Nursing Home Minimum Staffing Rule. This significant regulatory change in nursing home regulations aims to enhance the quality of care for residents in facilities that receive federal funding through Medicare and Medicaid. What’s new? Under the new rule,…

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Hospice care

Hospice care

April 23, 2024

Last week’s Hurley Elder Care Law blog explored palliative care services. This week we dig into hospice care and some of the differences between these often-confused services. Who is appropriate for hospice services? Hospice care is specifically designed for individuals who are nearing the end of life, typically with a prognosis of six months or…

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Palliative care

Palliative Care

April 16, 2024

Hospice and palliative care are both specialized types of care designed to provide comfort and support to individuals facing serious illnesses, but they serve distinct purposes and are structured differently in terms of services and payment. Today’s blog will concentrate on palliative care which is a holistic approach that focuses on relieving symptoms, pain, and…

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Hurley Elder Care Law Attorneys

A holistic approach to the practice of Elder Law

April 9, 2024

Hurley Elder Care Law stands out as a distinguished member of the Life Care Planning Law Firms Association (LCPLFA), a nationwide association of elder law firms dedicated to providing comprehensive legal, care coordination, and advocacy services to elders and their families facing the complexities of aging, chronic illnesses, and disabilities. Hurley Elder Care Law is…

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Demystifying the discharge process

Demystifying the hospital discharge process

April 2, 2024

Last month ACAP North Atlanta hosted a panel of experts for their March program, “My loved one is being discharged from the hospital already? Now what?”. The crowd of caregivers received answers to many questions that helped demystify the hospital discharge process.  Understanding this valuable information can make the hospital discharge process less stressful for…

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Women face unique challenges as they age

Women face unique challenges as they age

March 26, 2024

Last week we discussed the concern aging Americans have about planning for a serious illness. In addition, aging brings unique challenges for women, encompassing a blend of health concerns, financial security, and societal expectations. As women move further into their golden years, many face the prospect of aging with a mix of apprehension and resilience.…

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Planning in advance for a serious illness

Planning for a Serious Illness Brings You Peace of Mind

March 19, 2024

As older Americans navigate the later stages of their life, a growing concern that often occupies their thoughts is the fear of becoming seriously ill and the subsequent financial burden associated with long-term care. This anxiety is not unfounded; the cost of healthcare in the United States, particularly for long-term services such as home care…

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