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Conservatorship in depth

Conservatorship in depth

By Miles Hurley | July 27, 2021

Today we will conclude our story about Alan, Sandy, and Mary that we have shared with you over the past couple of weeks. We will go ahead and spoil the ending by telling you the family is in a much better situation and Alan’s health and finances are now addressed. Last week  we told you…

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The Sandwich Generation

The Sandwich Generation

By Miles Hurley | June 29, 2021

The Sandwich Generation is defined as a generation of people, typically in their thirties or forties, responsible for raising their own children AND for the care of their aging parents.  According to National Alliance for Caregiving, 9.3-million Americans are part of the “Sandwich Generation,” who are caregiving during their peak career years. The challenge of navigating life in…

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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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Distant Caregiving: Adjusting to the COVID-19 Restrictions

By Miles Hurley | March 18, 2020

Our clients, like most of your parents and loved ones, are facing a serious threat.  COVID-19 is especially fatal for older adults and those with co-morbid conditions. This serious threat requires serious action.    Everyone, and especially seniors, should interact with as few people as possible.    The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services has…

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Keeping Your Parents Safe from Financial Exploitation

By Miles Hurley | December 18, 2019

One major concern for vulnerable older adults is financial exploitation.  Almost daily, we hear stories of older adults being taken advantage of or falling for a financial scheme. Financial exploitation of older adults is pervasive, expensive, and difficult to detect.  As NPR reported,  “as we get older, we become more vulnerable to fraud in so…

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Give Yourself the Gift of Grace: A reminder to be patient with yourself during the holiday season.

By Miles Hurley | December 11, 2019

Sometimes the best you can do is just not very good.   Caring for an ill or elderly loved one, running a household, working full or part-time, and keeping yourself together can be very stressful.  You wake early in the morning, your to-do list is already overflowing, and you just remembered the things you forgot to…

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How to Get Your Parents to Talk and Plan

By Miles Hurley | December 4, 2019

Many adult children saw their parents last week for Thanksgiving. And many of those adult children had not seen their parents in months or even in almost a year. Work and family obligations paired with substantial distance makes it difficult for all of us to get together as often as we’d like. Did you see…

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Thanksgiving Plans: The Five Most Important Things to Ask Your Parents This Week

By Miles Hurley | November 27, 2019

The holiday season is a busy time for those of us in the senior care industry. Many families only get together during this one time of the year, and this rare visit to aging parents usually brings up some undeniably critical issues. The holidays bring families together, and many adult children become painfully aware of…

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Georgia Nursing Home Medicaid: Using a Caregiver Contract

By Miles Hurley | August 21, 2019

    We know that over 44 million people provide unpaid care to family members and friends to help them deal with a chronic or debilitating illness. This care is worth about $375 billion, and many caregivers are sacrificing wages and financial security to help their loved ones.  It is likely that you are one of these caregivers.…

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