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The New Aging Family: Planning for the future

By Miles Hurley | October 13, 2020

The new aging family looks significantly different than it did at the height of the baby boom. There are fewer and fewer nuclear “traditional” families with a husband, wife, son, and daughter.  Now, more families look like the Brady Bunch or the Pritchetts from Modern Family, or even resemble the movie “Yours, Mine, and Ours”. …

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Aging alone: Make a plan for care

By Miles Hurley | October 6, 2020

Today, seniors are living longer often with complex medical issues and a disjointed family support structure.  During the month of October, we will look at aging for the 21st century “modern” family and explore the unique issues today’s seniors are facing. According to the US Census Bureau, one in five adults age 65-74 live alone…

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Aging Ally and Pets: Making a Plan for Care

By Miles Hurley | September 29, 2020

Our September newsletter discussed the importance of including your pets in your estate plan. After sending our newsletter, we received a great deal of interest in Pet Trusts so we thought we would share more information about Aging Ally  for our pet lover followers. Pet owners aging without a limited support structure Hurley Elder Care…

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A pet trust as part of your long-term care plan

By Miles Hurley | September 9, 2020

What is a pet trust and how can establishing one, help you take care of your furry friends? For many of us, a pet is a true part of the family. According to the ASPCA, about 44% of households have a dog, while 35% have a cat. There are proven health benefits to owning a…

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Our Broken Care System: How an Aging Ally Can Help

By Miles Hurley | October 16, 2019

Last week’s blog explored the complexity of and potential changes to the nursing home admission rules laid out by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. There are specific requirements that must be met in order for Medicare to pay for nursing home care. These rules are complex and confusing, and mistakes can be costly.…

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Do you Need an Aging Ally? Tips for Aging Alone

By Miles Hurley | September 18, 2019

  Many older adults are aging without a safety net.   The belief that every older adult has a concerned, competent, involved family member to help with medical decisions, legal decisions, bill paying, transportation, and other caregiving responsibilities is being shattered by reality.   Current data estimates that almost 30% of baby boomers will age…

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Concerns of Elder Orphans

By Hurley Elder Care Law | September 19, 2016

Elder orphans face more stress and difficulty aging than elders with a strong support system.

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