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July 2019

Georgia nursing home Medicaid continues to confuse families and professionals.  One of the most confusing aspects is how the rules apply to a nursing home resident that is married vs. single.

Nursing home Medicaid laws are different for single individuals than for married individuals. In many ways, Medicaid laws are more generous for those with a spouse still at home.  In general, the rules usually allow a married individual to get on Medicaid without spending all of his/her assets and income. 

In an effort to protect the well spouse, Georgia laws and regulations apply different asset limits, allow for spousal diversions, and delay Medicaid estate recovery for married couples when one spouse is in the nursing home. Medicaid does not want the well spouse to be impoverished by his/her ill spouse’s nursing home costs.

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Complimentary Continuing Education (CE) 

1 Ethics or core hour for social workers; 1 ethics or contact hour for case managers and RNs

The Road Often Traveled: Essential Documents for Adults
“Do you have your documents in place?” Healthcare providers ask this question to patients and families daily and more often than we would like, the answer is “no.” What healthcare documents does everyone really need and how do they work? What are the repercussions of needing care and having no documents in place? What options do healthcare providers have when families need to take action? We will review the essential documents every adult needs including the General Durable Power of Attorney, The Georgia Advance Directive for Healthcare and various other documents that may be recommended.

The New Aging Family: Elder Care in the 21st Century
Healthcare professionals are being challenged with meeting the needs of an older population that is living longer with more complex issues and fewer family supports than ever before. Do you ever feel overwhelmed/lost when dealing with this population? This seminar will offer guidance for professionals dealing with the new aging family. We will explore elder orphans, elderly immigrants, and blended families.


Community Presentations
 Free and Open to the Public

Tough Conversations: Georgia Advance Directives
Do you know who would be making your healthcare decisions if you were unable to communicate? State regulations about who can step-in and make your healthcare decisions may go against what you want. Learn why you need a Georgia Advance Directive for Health Care and what can happen if you don’t have one and cannot express your wishes. Participants will have an opportunity to complete their own Advance Directives.

Hurley Elder Care Law participates in "Ask the Experts" Panel at Alto of Marietta
Join Jennifer Ghorley, JD, and other professionals for a panel of experts who will answer your questions about legal, financial, and medical issues facing today’s older adults at Alto Senior Living- 840 Lecroy Drive, Marietta, GA, 30068. Refreshments and door prizes included. Space is limited. 

For more details and a complete list of upcoming events, please visit Hurley Elder Care Law Community Education.

Help is closer than you think…Watch this video, where we discuss how we can provide solutions for families and individuals as they address the complex process of growing older.

Family Business

Words cannot express how proud we are of our kids! Peter Hurley is a recent graduate of University of St Andrews in Scotland (pictured with proud Mom, Joanna Hurley). Congratulations is also in order for Trevor Cefalu who graduated from University of Pennsylvania and Tanner Lewis who graduated from Emory University! We can't wait to see where life will take each of you next!

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Contact Us

Miles P. Hurley, JD, CELA

Miles P. Hurley founded Hurley Elder Care Law in 2006 to provide legal assistance to the elderly population on issues relating to aging including retaining independence, quality of life and financial security. Mr. Hurley is one of twelve attorneys in the state of Georgia to receive the Elder Law Attorney Certification, and one of approximately 400 nationwide. 
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