Aging

Convenience Or Problems: Adding Adult Children to Your Bank Account

By Miles Hurley | August 2, 2022

  Do you plan to add your adult child (or children) to your bank accounts as you age? This can be convenient but may cause issues and create complications within families during your lifetime and after your pass. Why Adding Your Adult Child or Children to Your Accounts Can Be Helpful Susie a 78-year-old widow,…

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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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types of respite care

How Can Respite Care Help Avoid Caregiver Burnout?

By Miles Hurley | February 1, 2022

  What is respite care? Merriam-Webster defines respite as “a short period of time when you are able to stop doing something that is difficult or unpleasant or when something difficult or unpleasant stops or is delayed.” Many of us know caregiving can be unpleasant and difficult at times and a ‘rest’ from these responsibilities…

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Elder Financial Abuse

Seniors targeted by scammers during the holidays

By Miles Hurley | December 28, 2021

Don’t let the Grinch steal the holidays! Each year, millions of elderly Americans fall victim to some type of financial fraud. The FBI explains seniors are the perfect target for scammers because they typically have more money (retirement savings, a paid-for home), they’re less likely to report fraud, and can be experiencing memory loss (a…

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Unexpected diagnosis

Facing an unexpected diagnosis?

By Miles Hurley | December 14, 2021

Unfortunately, health and cognitive related diagnoses do not stop just because we are in the holiday season. Our clients and their families continue to face unexpected and worrisome news even during this supposedly happy time of the year. How can you support a loved one facing an unexpected diagnosis? At Hurley Elder Care Law, our…

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Preparing for the holidays

Preparing for the holidays

By Miles Hurley | December 7, 2021

‘Tis the season! Unfortunately, it is hard to be jolly when you are concerned for your aging loved ones. Many adult children have not seen their parents in months due to the ongoing pandemic. In addition, work and family obligations paired with substantial distance makes it difficult for all of us to get together as…

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autonomy

Autonomy, Health, and Aging

By Miles Hurley | November 16, 2021

Choosing how we live our daily lives according to our own values and preferences is central to our dignity at any age – including when we are older. Everyone should have the right to this autonomy and independence. Simply put, autonomy is defined as the state of existing or acting separately from others.  For many…

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