Caring for Aging Parents

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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Saeguarding seniors

Safeguarding Seniors: The Latest Scams and How to Stay Protected

By Miles Hurley | February 27, 2024

In an increasingly digital world, scammers are continually devising new schemes to exploit vulnerable populations, and senior citizens are often prime targets. As technology advances, so do the tactics used to deceive unsuspecting individuals. We can all agree that safeguarding seniors is critical. What are some of the latest scams and how can you stay…

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Aging in place

Aging in Place

By Miles Hurley | February 20, 2024

As we navigate the process of aging, one thing that becomes increasingly important is ensuring our safety and well-being within the comfort of our own homes. Aging in place is a wonderful choice, but it comes with its own set of considerations, particularly when it comes to safety. So, if aging in place is the…

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Holiday reunions

Holiday reunions can shine a light on changes in a loved one

By Miles Hurley | December 19, 2023

Christmas is less than a week away! The holiday season often brings us together from near and far to celebrate. While this is a joyous time, this reunion can also be unsettling and cause for concern due to noticeable health and cognition changes in our loved ones. What changes should you keep an eye out…

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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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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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Mom won't move into assisted living

Mom won’t move into assisted living: Can I make her?

By Miles Hurley | July 18, 2023

Last week’s Hurley Elder Care Law blog and newsletter article prompted some phone calls to our office with more questions about Guardianship and Conservatorship. A common call to our office is from an adult child who asks if they have “the right” to move their mother into an assisted living community against the mom’s will. In…

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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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