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GA Advance Directive for Healthcare

Advance Directives

January 24, 2023

What is a Georgia Advance Directive for Healthcare? This document allows you to appoint a person you trust to make healthcare decisions for you should you become unable. It also provides options for more detailed end-of-life care planning such as resuscitation, feeding tubes and antibiotics. In addition, you can nominate a potential guardian (should you…

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Elder Law Quick Facts 2023

Elder Law Quick Facts for 2023: Updated Medicaid and VA Numbers

January 17, 2023

At the beginning of each year, there are changes in the eligibility requirements for Medicaid and benefit amounts for VA Aid and Attendance.  This is because these numbers change with each Social Security change, and Social Security changes go into effect on January 1st of each year. 2023 updated Medicaid and VA numbers are below.…

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Growing and Changing

Growing and Changing

January 10, 2023

We look back at 2022 and feel it passed by in the blink of an eye. However, upon reflection, as we approach our 18th year as Hurley Elder Care Law, we can appreciate the many changes we experienced during the year. Our firm is growing and changing to  respond to our clients needs. We celebrated…

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Financial relief

Financial Relief is Here for Seniors

January 3, 2023

Happy New Year! After another tumultuous year of supply chain disruptions, high inflation and grocery prices, retirees will welcome some financial relief with an increase in their social security checks. Social Security Check Increase Social Security beneficiaries will receive an incredible 8.7 percent increase in their monthly checks in 2023. This is the largest cost…

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Make a Resolution

Make an Important New Year’s Resolution

December 27, 2022

Lose the weight, exercise more…typical New Year’s resolutions. In 2023, why not make a resolution that’s simple to keep? Create a proper estate plan for you and your loved ones.   Hurley Elder Care Law can assist you in making a customized estate plan that meets your family’s needs. Don’t Procrastinate! Although estate planning may be…

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health and cognition changes

Keeping an eye out for changes in health and cognition

December 20, 2022

Many of us have family spread throughout the country who rarely get to see each other throughout the year. The holiday season often brings us together from near and far to celebrate. Unfortunately, this reunion can also be unsettling and cause for concern due to noticeable health and cognition changes in our loved ones. What…

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Blue Christmas

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year…. or a Blue Christmas?

December 13, 2022

The Holiday Season should be a time for celebrations, parties, and get-togethers. Sometimes the holidays can also be a source of sadness and “the blues”, especially for older people, who may find themselves thinking about how quickly time has passed and missing loved ones. Health conditions or concerns about money can also make it harder…

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Holiday gift ideas

Holiday Gift Ideas for Aging Adults

December 6, 2022

Santa Claus will soon be coming to town! What are some holiday gifts that are especially appreciated by aging adults? Many aging adults have a bunch of ‘stuff’ already so what holiday gift ideas can make their life easier and more fun? Hot gifts for seniors Last year we posted a blog on technology gifts…

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music and Alzheimer's

Music and Alzheimer’s: What is the link?

November 29, 2022

Eighty-eight-year-old Alice has advanced Alzheimer’s disease. She is non-verbal and lives in a memory care community. The community invited a pianist to play holiday songs for the residents. To everyone’s surprise, when the first few chords of “Go Tell It on the Mountain” began, Alice clapped her hands and hummed along!  How can this be?…

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Avoid holiday stress

Caring for someone with dementia? The best way for both of you to avoid holiday stress

November 22, 2022

It’s Thanksgiving week and we have started feeling the excitement of the holiday season. We’re ready to gather with family and friends and enjoy parties, cooking, decorating and more. It’s supposed to be a joyful time but unfortunately, it can bring extra stress for many including those with Alzheimer’s or other dementias and their caregivers.…

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