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Holiday Tips for a COVID World

By Miles Hurley | November 24, 2020

A Different Kind of Holiday Season It’s that time of year again…time for holidays, celebrations, family, hugs, laughs, decorating, overeating, travel, gifts, and much more. In an ordinary year, in addition to these ‘fun’ activities, the holiday season often contributes to added stress and feelings of loneliness for many. 2020 certainly isn’t an ‘ordinary’ year!…

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Long-term care facilities to benefit from new executive order

By Miles Hurley | September 22, 2020

The September 15, 2020 executive order from the Governor’s office is providing a pathway for long-term care facilities like skilled nursing facilities and assisted living communities to engage in additional activities including family visitations. Long-term care facilities have borne the brunt of  COVID-19 infections and fatalities and a measured approach to a gradual reopening is welcome…

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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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COVID-19’s Long-term Impact: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

By Miles Hurley | August 11, 2020

In our May newsletter, we discussed changes to Georgia Nursing Home Medicaid due to the COVID-19 crisis. We all hoped the changes would be short lived and everyone could go back to “normal.” However, the effects of COVID-19 are proving to be more long-lasting. Our clients and their families have experienced unique and challenging situations.…

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How COVID-19 is Affecting Seniors Differently

By Miles Hurley | August 5, 2020

From the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the evidence shows that seniors are more vulnerable to catching the virus and to the ensuing deadly complications. Why is that? What is it that makes seniors more likely to contract COVID-19?   A recent article in The Washington Post suggests that our bodies response to infection changes…

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Hurley Elder Care Law Discusses the Impact of Music on Your Mood

By Miles Hurley | May 15, 2020
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The Importance of Supporting Family Caregivers

By Miles Hurley | April 24, 2020
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Important Advice For Planning Care for Your Pet if You Get Sick

By Miles Hurley | April 23, 2020
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The Importance of Having a Will and a Basic Estate Plan

By Miles Hurley | April 22, 2020
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