Pet and animal assisted therapy

Pet and animal assisted therapy

By Miles Hurley | September 27, 2022

As we close out September and World Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, we will discuss a subject that will bring a smile to your face, pets. For those of us who have dogs as pets, there is no secret as to why they are often referred to as man’s (or woman’s) best friend. In addition to their…

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music therapy

Benefits of music therapy

By Miles Hurley | September 20, 2022

September is World Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Hurley Elder Care Law works with many families with loved ones who have Alzheimer’s, and we have heard uplifting stories of therapies which have worked to comfort and help trigger happy memories for these clients. This week’s blog will examine the benefits of music therapy. Cognitive Benefits of Music…

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Engaging learning for retirees

Engaging Learning for Retirees

By Miles Hurley | September 13, 2022

Aaaah, retirement. For some, the mere thought of it conjures up visions of relaxing on the beach with a pina colada in hand, but for others it invokes feelings of dread. In reality, getting the most from retirement is hard work. It requires us to take a long, hard look at ourselves and decide how…

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Level the playing field

Level the playing field for women

By Miles Hurley | September 6, 2022

In last week’s blog we shared some surprising statistics showing women the importance of planning ahead for their long-term care needs. Some obstacles to proper planning we discussed are gender gaps, caregiving responsibilities and gray divorce. We have learned in recent years how important it is to pay attention to current and future legislation. There…

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women and aging

Women and Aging: An Often-Complicated Journey

By Miles Hurley | August 30, 2022

Simply stated… women must plan for a long retirement and the possibility of long-term care. Why? You may ask. You might be surprised to learn a 65-year-old female in the US has an average life expectancy of another 20.8 years. Also, a child born in the US in 2007 has a 50% chance of living…

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Community resources

Community Resources

By Miles Hurley | July 26, 2022

“I wish I had known about this sooner!”  is a statement we hear often from clients regarding community programs and our elder law services. So, how do you stay in the know? Today we are sharing some helpful online  community resources that are just a click away! Area Agencies on Aging The state of Georgia…

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Adult Day Care

Adult Day Care: Social vs Medical Models: Which is Best for Your Loved One?

By Miles Hurley | July 19, 2022

As COVID cases are ebbing and flowing, many programs for seniors have started opening their doors again after over a two-year hiatus. Adult day care programs are a wonderful way for seniors to be active and for their caregivers to get a break and some needed respite. But which one is the best fit for…

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Dehydration and seniors

Dehydration and Seniors: A Risky Situation

By Miles Hurley | July 5, 2022

Whew… we all know the feeling of stepping outside and being hit with the heat and humidity of our Georgia summer. Drinking enough water is important for everyone, but especially seniors who are at greater risk for dehydration. Why do seniors get dehydrated easily? The simple answer is they naturally have less water in their…

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medication mix-ups

How to Avoid Medication Mix-Ups

By Miles Hurley | June 28, 2022

I often fill my mother’s pillbox for her and am always surprised at the number of medications she takes. I do my best to organize them but worry about her taking them correctly and wonder what would happen if she mixed them up. It appears we have good reason for concern. So how do you…

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Mental health

Mental Health Crisis for Older Adults- How to Get Help

By Miles Hurley | May 31, 2022

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. During the past few years, we have all learned more about the importance of both mental and physical health. However, the impact of mental health on aging adults can sometimes get lost in the shuffle. Some Worrisome Facts The CDC has reported 20% of people aged 55 years or…

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