Aging

Powerful tools for caregivers

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

By Miles Hurley | July 9, 2024

Hurley Elder Care Law just successfully completed our first series of Caregiver Classes exclusively for our caregiving clients. Last fall, our Care Coordinators, Nicole, and Kelsie, recognized that many of our clients had spouses and adult children who were burning the candle at both ends. They were tirelessly balancing their caregiver roles and responsibilities, such…

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Safety and comfort on July 4th

Safety and comfort on July 4th

By Miles Hurley | July 2, 2024

Including aging loved ones in July 4th family celebrations is a wonderful way to honor their presence and create cherished memories. Ensuring their safety and comfort on July 4th is paramount, allowing everyone to enjoy the festivities without worry. Planning Ahead Consider the physical needs and limitations of aging family members. Choose a celebration venue…

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Social media and seniors

Social media and seniors

By Miles Hurley | June 25, 2024

Senior citizens are increasingly joining the social media revolution, bridging the generational digital divide. Platforms like Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube offer numerous benefits to this older age group, enhancing their lives in numerous ways. 2024 social media demographic studies show that the highest percentage of 65+ users are on YouTube, making up 9.2% of…

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Understanding the stages of Alzheimer's

Understanding the stages of Alzheimer’s

By Miles Hurley | June 18, 2024

Receiving an Alzheimer’s diagnosis is life-altering, initiating a journey that requires careful planning and support. Understanding the stages of Alzheimer’s and preparing for each can significantly improve the patient’s and their caregivers’ quality of life. Early Stage: Understanding and Acceptance Individuals often experience mild memory lapses in the early stage but can still function independently.…

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Understanding the difference: Alzheimer's disease and Dementia

Understanding the difference: Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia

By Miles Hurley | June 11, 2024

Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are often used interchangeably, but they are distinct terms with specific meanings in the context of cognitive decline in aging adults. Understanding the difference is crucial for accurate diagnosis and appropriate care. Defining dementia Dementia is an umbrella term that describes various symptoms affecting cognitive abilities, such as memory, reasoning, and…

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LGBTQ+ seniors

Aging challenges for LGBTQ+ individuals

By Miles Hurley | June 4, 2024

June marks LGBTQ+ Pride Month, a time to celebrate diversity, honor the history of the LGBTQ+ community, and advocate for continued progress toward equality. Originating from the Stonewall riots in 1969, Pride Month is a vibrant expression of solidarity and acceptance, highlighting the ongoing struggle for civil rights. Today we will highlight some of the…

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Keeping seniors safe in the hot weather

Keeping seniors safe in the hot weather

By Miles Hurley | May 28, 2024

As we conclude the Memorial Day weekend, the start of summer, let’s remember the crucial role caregivers play in ensuring the safety and well-being of aging adults. The combination of high temperatures and sun exposure can pose significant health risks for seniors, but with diligent care and a few precautions, caregivers can help seniors stay…

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Digital assets

Organize your digital assets

By Miles Hurley | 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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Hospice care

Hospice care

By Miles Hurley | 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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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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