At Hurley Elder Care Law, we navigate the complex rules and requirements of multiple state and federal benefit programs including Medicare and Medicaid so we can provide the most up-to-date legal plans and advice to our clients and partners. The Covid-19 public health emergency (PHE) saw the implementation of many different waivers by the Centers…Read More
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!…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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.…Read More
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…Read More
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