A To Do List for Aging Loved Ones

Last week we met with the adult children of an older couple that needs help. Dad was taking care of mom on a full time basis—she has been living with dementia for the last five years— until he had a stroke. Now mom is receiving 24/7 care from a home care agency while dad’s been …

Hurley Elder Care Law Offers New CEs for 2019

It is no secret that we enjoy sharing knowledge and information about best practices with other elder care professionals in Georgia (and across the country!). Last year, we spoke over 150 times and offered 73 different continuing education events. We are certified to offer continuing education credits to social workers via the Association of Social …

It's Time to Write Your Will

Get yourself a will because dying without one, “intestate,” is a drag for everyone. Not everyone has a will – even Prince died without one.  Imagine, all that money and one of the greatest performers didn’t spend a little of it on sorting out his estate. We know that death is inevitable, but we continue to …

National Healthcare Decisions Day

On April 15, Americans will file their taxes. April 16, following Benjamin Franklin’s saying, “nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes,” is a day for health care decision planning. Each year, National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) is observed the day after tax day. NHDD is a day of education and awareness, aimed at encouraging …

Georgia Legislative Action

The 2018 Legislative Session in Georgia has ended. Listed below are outcomes regarding issues affecting seniors, as reported by the Alzheimer’s Association National Office, alz.org SB 444—Establish the Georgia Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias State Plan (GARD) Advisory Council—Senator Renee Unterman and Representative Eddie Lumsden.  This bill passed the Senate by a vote of 55–0; passed the …