Caregiving

Demystifying the discharge process

Demystifying the hospital discharge process

By Miles Hurley | April 2, 2024

Last month ACAP North Atlanta hosted a panel of experts for their March program, “My loved one is being discharged from the hospital already? Now what?”. The crowd of caregivers received answers to many questions that helped demystify the hospital discharge process.  Understanding this valuable information can make the hospital discharge process less stressful for…

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Tax deductions for assisted living costs

Navigating Tax Deductions for Assisted Living Costs

By Miles Hurley | March 12, 2024

As tax season approaches, caregivers of loved ones residing in assisted living facilities often find themselves grappling with questions about deductibility. The IRS does indeed provide guidelines for deducting certain qualified long-term care costs as medical expenses. However, when it comes to the status of Assisted Living Facility (ALF) costs, clarity has been somewhat lacking.…

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Holiday gift ideas

Holiday gifting for seniors

By Miles Hurley | December 12, 2023

The holiday season is a time for joy, celebration, and the spirit of giving. Whether you’re shopping for a beloved grandparent or parent, this guide will help you find thoughtful and practical gifts that will brighten their holiday season and make their lives more comfortable and enjoyable.  Holiday gifting for seniors doesn’t have to be…

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How to cope with rising elder care costs

How to cope with rising elder care costs

By Miles Hurley | December 5, 2023

Last weeks Hurley Elder Care blog explored the financial devastation many families face as they navigate the rising cost of elder care. We looked at some of the reasons behind the spike in costs including labor shortages, facility maintenance and the specialized services required by those facing chronic conditions like Alzheimer’s disease.  What strategies are available…

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Rising cost of elder care

The Rising Cost of Elder Care

By Miles Hurley | November 28, 2023

The aging population is growing at an unprecedented rate worldwide, and with it comes a rising demand for elder care services. While providing the best possible care for aging loved ones is a top priority for many families, the rising cost of elder care can be financially devastating. Elder care costs encompass a broad spectrum…

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Celebrating the holidays

Celebrating the holidays when a loved one has Alzheimer’s disease

By Miles Hurley | November 7, 2023

As the holiday season approaches, families are preparing to come together and celebrate. These gatherings are a time for joy, love, and cherished traditions, but they can also present challenges when a family member is living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia.  Celebrating the holidays when a loved one has Alzheimer’s disease takes…

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Alzheimer's unsung heroes

World Alzheimer’s Month and the Unsung Heroes

By Miles Hurley | September 26, 2023

In September we commemorate World Alzheimer’s Month. It is a time when we stand in solidarity with those battling Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, and more importantly, it’s a time to honor the unsung heroes – the families and caregivers. World Alzheimer’s Month serves as a global call to action. Its primary goal…

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long-term care insurance

Should I buy long-term care insurance?

By Miles Hurley | August 29, 2023

During our many presentations throughout the year long-term care insurance (LTCI) is one of the most popular topics our attendees ask questions about. 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…

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Structured family caregiving

Structured Family Caregiving

By Miles Hurley | June 13, 2023

Family caregivers are the backbone of long-term caregiving in the US. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, about 38 million Americans spent 36 billion hours caring for adults with chronic, disabling, or serious health issues.  Much of that care is provided by family caregivers and is unpaid.  Recently, the state of Georgia become one of only…

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Home and Community Based Medicaid

Home and Community Based Medicaid

By Miles Hurley | March 21, 2023

Stay at Home Longer with Home and Community Based Medicaid Many families have a strong desire to keep their loved ones at home for as long as possible. For some, it seems impossible due to the escalating costs of in-home care. Many individuals fear that they will have no choice but to move into a…

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