Caregiving

Guardianship and Conservatorship

Guardianship in depth

By Miles Hurley | July 20, 2021

This week we will continue our discussion on Guardianship and Conservatorship. They are two separate powers that can be sought together in one petition or individually if only one is needed. Let’s discuss guardianship in depth What are the powers of a Guardian? Guardianship gives the guardian the right to manage the ward’s health and…

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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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The Sandwich Generation

The Sandwich Generation

By Miles Hurley | June 29, 2021

The Sandwich Generation is defined as a generation of people, typically in their thirties or forties, responsible for raising their own children AND for the care of their aging parents.  According to National Alliance for Caregiving, 9.3-million Americans are part of the “Sandwich Generation,” who are caregiving during their peak career years. The challenge of navigating life in…

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Women and aging

By Miles Hurley | October 27, 2020

The MeToo and Black Lives Matter movements have shed significant light on some of the structural inequality we face in America.  Incremental progress has been slowed even further by the COVID-19 pandemic.  It is hard to believe the dismal statistics showing the financial vulnerability aging women face due to a lifetime of gender inequality.   Making…

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Essential Shopping and Travel During COVID-19: What to Consider Before Making a Trip

By Miles Hurley | August 26, 2020

Seniors and those at a higher risk for contracting the virus should stay home if they don’t have to go out. However, that may not be an option for everyone. For those who don’t have loved ones nearby to assist with tasks like grocery shopping or banking, it is especially important to exercise caution when…

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Increasing Social Interaction for Seniors and Offsetting Cognitive Decline During COVID-19

By Miles Hurley | August 19, 2020

Professionals who work with seniors have long realized that social isolation leads to cognitive decline. Widespread awareness of this significant healthcare issue has increased due to COVID-19.  Our clients are noticing it with their loved ones, and here at Hurley Elder Care Law, we are noticing it with our own families. What are the options…

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The Importance of Supporting Family Caregivers

By Miles Hurley | April 24, 2020
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Distant Caregiving: Adjusting to the COVID-19 Restrictions

By Miles Hurley | March 18, 2020

Our clients, like most of your parents and loved ones, are facing a serious threat.  COVID-19 is especially fatal for older adults and those with co-morbid conditions. This serious threat requires serious action.    Everyone, and especially seniors, should interact with as few people as possible.    The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services has…

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Keeping Your Parents Safe from Financial Exploitation

By Miles Hurley | December 18, 2019

One major concern for vulnerable older adults is financial exploitation.  Almost daily, we hear stories of older adults being taken advantage of or falling for a financial scheme. Financial exploitation of older adults is pervasive, expensive, and difficult to detect.  As NPR reported,  “as we get older, we become more vulnerable to fraud in so…

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Give Yourself the Gift of Grace: A reminder to be patient with yourself during the holiday season.

By Miles Hurley | December 11, 2019

Sometimes the best you can do is just not very good.   Caring for an ill or elderly loved one, running a household, working full or part-time, and keeping yourself together can be very stressful.  You wake early in the morning, your to-do list is already overflowing, and you just remembered the things you forgot to…

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