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Blended families: Avoiding future conflict

By Miles Hurley | October 20, 2020

Today, due to divorce, spousal death and remarriages, blended families have become the new normal.  Your new aging ”blended family” should consider specialized estate planning to avoid needless family drama and financial missteps.  All families have their own unique dynamic.  Combining families creates its own complex dynamic and can cause conflict.  The complications of aging…

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The Georgia Advance Directive for Healthcare

By Miles Hurley | October 15, 2020
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The New Aging Family: Planning for the future

By Miles Hurley | October 13, 2020

The new aging family looks significantly different than it did at the height of the baby boom. There are fewer and fewer nuclear “traditional” families with a husband, wife, son, and daughter.  Now, more families look like the Brady Bunch or the Pritchetts from Modern Family, or even resemble the movie “Yours, Mine, and Ours”. …

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Aging alone: Make a plan for care

By Miles Hurley | October 6, 2020

Today, seniors are living longer often with complex medical issues and a disjointed family support structure.  During the month of October, we will look at aging for the 21st century “modern” family and explore the unique issues today’s seniors are facing. According to the US Census Bureau, one in five adults age 65-74 live alone…

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Aging Ally and Pets: Making a Plan for Care

By Miles Hurley | September 29, 2020

Our September newsletter discussed the importance of including your pets in your estate plan. After sending our newsletter, we received a great deal of interest in Pet Trusts so we thought we would share more information about Aging Ally  for our pet lover followers. Pet owners aging without a limited support structure Hurley Elder Care…

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General Durable Power of Attorney for Financial Matters

By Miles Hurley | September 24, 2020
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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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A pet trust as part of your long-term care plan

By Miles Hurley | September 9, 2020

What is a pet trust and how can establishing one, help you take care of your furry friends? For many of us, a pet is a true part of the family. According to the ASPCA, about 44% of households have a dog, while 35% have a cat. There are proven health benefits to owning a…

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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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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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