Caring for Aging Parents

Misinformation

Caution! Misinformation is Everywhere

By Miles Hurley | March 8, 2022

Misinformation is rampant! You’ve heard the expression, “don’t believe everything you read on the internet.” Well, the sad reality is that misinformation is not just on the internet, but also comes from seemingly reputable individuals, professionals, and yes . . . even attorneys. Here are a few ill-advised suggestions we’ve heard recently:   The misinformation:…

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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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Elder Financial Abuse

Seniors targeted by scammers during the holidays

By Miles Hurley | December 28, 2021

Don’t let the Grinch steal the holidays! Each year, millions of elderly Americans fall victim to some type of financial fraud. The FBI explains seniors are the perfect target for scammers because they typically have more money (retirement savings, a paid-for home), they’re less likely to report fraud, and can be experiencing memory loss (a…

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preparing for an emergency

Preparing for an emergency

By Miles Hurley | December 21, 2021

Last week’s deadly tornadoes are a somber reminder of how weather emergencies can impact us all at any time. Being prepared can be the difference of life and death in natural disaster situations. Older adults are especially vulnerable during and after disasters, often due to having chronic health conditions or mobility challenges. Are you and…

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Unexpected diagnosis

Facing an unexpected diagnosis?

By Miles Hurley | December 14, 2021

Unfortunately, health and cognitive related diagnoses do not stop just because we are in the holiday season. Our clients and their families continue to face unexpected and worrisome news even during this supposedly happy time of the year. How can you support a loved one facing an unexpected diagnosis? At Hurley Elder Care Law, our…

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Preparing for the holidays

Preparing for the holidays

By Miles Hurley | December 7, 2021

‘Tis the season! Unfortunately, it is hard to be jolly when you are concerned for your aging loved ones. Many adult children have not seen their parents in months due to the ongoing pandemic. In addition, work and family obligations paired with substantial distance makes it difficult for all of us to get together as…

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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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right to establish a residence

Capacity vs. Competency- When to Seek a Guardianship

By Kim Lewis | November 9, 2021

Who’s The Boss? A client recently called our office asking if she has “the right” to move her mother into an assisted living community against her mom’s will. The adult daughter, Mary, has a General Durable Power of Attorney in place for her mother, but what rights does Mary really have? Does she have the…

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Technology for seniors

Technology for seniors

By Miles Hurley | November 2, 2021

News flash! The holidays are around the corner. It’s hard to believe it is already that time of year. Over recent years there have been many technology devices that have hit the market that can be fun, easy, and helpful to older adults living alone. Some of these devices may make great holiday gifts for…

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Blended family

Today’s Blended Family

By Miles Hurley | September 28, 2021

What is a blended family?  The simple definition of a blended family, often called a stepfamily, is a family unit where one or both parents have children from a previous relationship, but they have combined to form a new family. The parents may or may not have children with each other.  (Think Brady Bunch!)  While…

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