Aging

Holiday gift ideas

Holiday Gift Ideas for Aging Adults

By Miles Hurley | December 6, 2022

Santa Claus will soon be coming to town! What are some holiday gifts that are especially appreciated by aging adults? Many aging adults have a bunch of ‘stuff’ already so what holiday gift ideas can make their life easier and more fun? Hot gifts for seniors Last year we posted a blog on technology gifts…

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Pet and animal assisted therapy

Pet and animal assisted therapy

By Miles Hurley | September 27, 2022

As we close out September and World Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, we will discuss a subject that will bring a smile to your face, pets. For those of us who have dogs as pets, there is no secret as to why they are often referred to as man’s (or woman’s) best friend. In addition to their…

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music therapy

Benefits of music therapy

By Miles Hurley | September 20, 2022

September is World Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Hurley Elder Care Law works with many families with loved ones who have Alzheimer’s, and we have heard uplifting stories of therapies which have worked to comfort and help trigger happy memories for these clients. This week’s blog will examine the benefits of music therapy. Cognitive Benefits of Music…

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Engaging learning for retirees

Engaging Learning for Retirees

By Miles Hurley | September 13, 2022

Aaaah, retirement. For some, the mere thought of it conjures up visions of relaxing on the beach with a pina colada in hand, but for others it invokes feelings of dread. In reality, getting the most from retirement is hard work. It requires us to take a long, hard look at ourselves and decide how…

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Level the playing field

Level the playing field for women

By Miles Hurley | September 6, 2022

In last week’s blog we shared some surprising statistics showing women the importance of planning ahead for their long-term care needs. Some obstacles to proper planning we discussed are gender gaps, caregiving responsibilities and gray divorce. We have learned in recent years how important it is to pay attention to current and future legislation. There…

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women and aging

Women and Aging: An Often-Complicated Journey

By Miles Hurley | August 30, 2022

Simply stated… women must plan for a long retirement and the possibility of long-term care. Why? You may ask. You might be surprised to learn a 65-year-old female in the US has an average life expectancy of another 20.8 years. Also, a child born in the US in 2007 has a 50% chance of living…

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long-term care insurance

Long Term Care Insurance…Use It or Lose It?

By Miles Hurley | August 23, 2022

It might be hard to imagine now, but chances are you’ll need some help taking care of yourself later in life. The big question is: How will you pay for care? Buying long term care insurance ahead of time is one way many Americans prepare for these expenses. Long-term care refers to a host of…

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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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