Caregiving

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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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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dementia and their caregivers

Dementia and the Holidays: Caregiving Tips

By Miles Hurley | November 23, 2021

Can you believe we are already in November and celebrating Thanksgiving this week? What a year 2021 has been! We are incredibly grateful that this year we are able to visit with our family and friends and enjoy holidays, celebrations, hugs, laughs, overeating, and much more. However, the holiday season is often a stressful time…

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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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open conversations

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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shopping

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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Zoom meeting

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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