Elder Law

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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Guardianship and Conservatorship

Guardianship and Conservatorship

By Miles Hurley | July 13, 2021

“Guardianship” and “Conservatorship” …. We’ve all heard these terms but what do they really mean? What is the difference between these words? How, and why would you seek them for a loved one? Are they court proceedings; or can an attorney draw up the legal documents? Unfortunately, many people don’t learn the answers to these…

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Medicaid waiver programs

Medicaid waiver programs

By Miles Hurley | March 9, 2021

Today on our Medicaid road trip, we are going to take a side road and explore Medicaid waiver programs that help cover the cost of long-term care.  These programs offer an excellent alternative to institutional care in a nursing home by keeping people at home. As you have seen so far along our journey, Medicaid…

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Silver lining

Finding the Silver Lining as we say Goodbye 2020… and Hello 2021!

By Miles Hurley | December 29, 2020

We know we are all anxious to put 2020 behind us and usher in a New Year. While we’re sure we can all easily come up with a long list of things and events that we missed out on and many families have been intimately affected by COVID, we will reflect on some of the…

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open conversations

Open Conversations: Give the “Gift of Peace” to Your Family

By Miles Hurley | December 22, 2020

Having an open conversation with your family about the kind of end of life care and medical intervention that you want is the best holiday gift you can give. A Happy and Healthy Family Until… Cathy and Mark are loving and close siblings who live in different cities with their own families. Their 80-year-old parents,…

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planning for 2021

Planning for 2021: A Little Different This Year

By Miles Hurley | December 8, 2020

WOW! What a year 2020 has been! Well, I think we can all agree that 2020 has been a year unlike any in recent memories. We will all be happy to sing Auld Lang Syne and toast to a new year at midnight on Dec. 31. For many of us, planning for 2021 will look…

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Holiday tips

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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How to avoid probate?

Medicare Open Enrollment: Medicare Advantage Plans

By Miles Hurley | November 17, 2020

Medicare Open Enrollment for 2021 is in full swing! But, the Dec. 7th deadline to enroll or change your coverage is quickly approaching! Our November 3, 2020 blog discussed Original Medicare and all of its “parts.” But what about Medicare Advantage Plans and how they stand up to Original Medicare? Is there really an advantage to…

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Medicare

Medicare Open Enrollment

By Miles Hurley | November 3, 2020

It’s that time of year again! It’s Medicare open enrollment! Do the many available plans confuse you and cause you to want to pull your hair out? Well, you’re not alone. Most of the seniors that we serve are covered by Medicare but scratch their heads when trying to decipher what the different “parts” of…

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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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