Aging

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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Technology for seniors

Technology for seniors

By Miles Hurley | November 2, 2021

News flash! The holidays are around the corner. It’s hard to believe it is already that time of year. Over recent years there have been many technology devices that have hit the market that can be fun, easy, and helpful to older adults living alone. Some of these devices may make great holiday gifts for…

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Medicare Advantage Plans

Medicare Advantage Plans

By Miles Hurley | October 26, 2021

Do Medicare Advantage Plans Truly Give You an Advantage? This week we are continuing our conversation on Medicare plans and enrollment. When you enroll for Medicare, you will have two main options: Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage Plan. Medicare Advantage plans, or “Part C” plans, are a bundle plan that includes Part A (hospital),…

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LGBTQ+ families

LGBTQ+ Families

By Miles Hurley | October 5, 2021

As we continue to explore the unique circumstances common in blended families, we certainly want to address issues experienced by LGBTQ+ individuals, couples, and families. We would like to recognize our LGBTQ+ family and friends on Oct. 11, National Coming Out Day,and help bring some attention to their specific legal and financial needs. Over the…

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Exploring gray divorce

Exploring Gray Divorce

By Miles Hurley | August 31, 2021

What do Melinda and Bill Gates and MacKenzie and Jeff Bezos have in common? You may respond that they are ultra-rich billionaires, but another correct answer is both couples experienced a gray divorce. Over the next few weeks we will be exploring gray divorce and its impact on aging couples. What is Gray Divorce? Have…

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Summertime FUN

Summertime FUN for Older Adults

By Miles Hurley | July 9, 2021

As we conclude our summer blog series, we want to make sure to discuss ways older adults can participate in summertime FUN. The warmer weather makes it easier for us all to get outside and enjoy many activities. Occupational therapist, Regina Sitterley, founder of Home Therapy Solutions suggests purchasing a Rollator walker for outdoor use.…

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Traveling as an older adult

Traveling as an older adult

By Miles Hurley | June 22, 2021

Summer is here, and the travel and hospitality industries are reporting record numbers of vacation reservations. Many families are reuniting after time apart and traveling together to vacation destinations to spend quality time together and have some fun. There are several things to consider when traveling as an older adult. Even if you are only traveling…

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