Women face unique challenges as they age

Women face unique challenges as they age

By Miles Hurley | 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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Social Security Scams

The Rising Threat of Social Security Scams

By Miles Hurley | March 5, 2024

In an era where technology has facilitated unprecedented connectivity and convenience, it has also opened avenues for exploitation. Last week’s Hurley Elder Care Law blog shared some popular scams as well as advice on how you can stay protected. This week we will examine the rising threat of social security scams. These scams prey on…

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Saeguarding seniors

Safeguarding Seniors: The Latest Scams and How to Stay Protected

By Miles Hurley | February 27, 2024

In an increasingly digital world, scammers are continually devising new schemes to exploit vulnerable populations, and senior citizens are often prime targets. As technology advances, so do the tactics used to deceive unsuspecting individuals. We can all agree that safeguarding seniors is critical. What are some of the latest scams and how can you stay…

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Aging in place

Aging in Place

By Miles Hurley | February 20, 2024

As we navigate the process of aging, one thing that becomes increasingly important is ensuring our safety and well-being within the comfort of our own homes. Aging in place is a wonderful choice, but it comes with its own set of considerations, particularly when it comes to safety. So, if aging in place is the…

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Racial disparity in healthcare

Racial disparity in healthcare

By Miles Hurley | February 13, 2024

In February, the United States celebrates Black History Month to recognize the achievements and contributions of African Americans. We can honor many who have made significant contributions to medicine, arts, business, civil rights, education, religion and more. It is a good time to shine a light on racial disparity in healthcare. Healthcare and Race Hurley…

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understanding UTIs in aging adults

Understanding UTIs in Aging Adults

By Miles Hurley | February 6, 2024

As we age, our bodies go through various changes, and one common issue that can affect older adults is a urinary tract infection (UTI). UTIs might not always be easy to recognize in aging adults, but they can have serious consequences if left untreated. It’s important for caregivers and family members to understand UTIs in…

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Holiday reunions

Holiday reunions can shine a light on changes in a loved one

By Miles Hurley | December 19, 2023

Christmas is less than a week away! The holiday season often brings us together from near and far to celebrate. While this is a joyous time, this reunion can also be unsettling and cause for concern due to noticeable health and cognition changes in our loved ones. What changes should you keep an eye out…

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Holiday gift ideas

Holiday gifting for seniors

By Miles Hurley | December 12, 2023

The holiday season is a time for joy, celebration, and the spirit of giving. Whether you’re shopping for a beloved grandparent or parent, this guide will help you find thoughtful and practical gifts that will brighten their holiday season and make their lives more comfortable and enjoyable.  Holiday gifting for seniors doesn’t have to be…

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Celebrating the holidays

Celebrating the holidays when a loved one has Alzheimer’s disease

By Miles Hurley | November 7, 2023

As the holiday season approaches, families are preparing to come together and celebrate. These gatherings are a time for joy, love, and cherished traditions, but they can also present challenges when a family member is living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia.  Celebrating the holidays when a loved one has Alzheimer’s disease takes…

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Alzheimer's disease research and statistics

Latest Research and Statistics on Alzheimer’s Disease

By Miles Hurley | October 3, 2023

We just concluded World Alzheimer’s Month and thought we would share some additional thoughts as many of Hurley Elder Care Law clients are living with this disease.  Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive neurodegenerative condition, has become an increasingly prevalent concern in today’s aging population. It affects millions of people worldwide and poses significant challenges for both…

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