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Advocating For Florida’s Aging Adults

Introducing the North Central Florida Senior Advocacy Network As an attorney advocating daily for the rights of our aging adults, I often utilize the programs of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs through Elder Options, the ombudsman program and various other programs supported by this state department.  The services they provide make a significant impact on a group of aging adults who may fall through the cracks based on income and assessability. The mission of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs is to help...

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Power of Attorney for Health Care

Steps For Establishing Your Power of Attorney A power of attorney allows you to choose someone to make health care decisions for you if you can’t. If you name a health care agent when you are healthy, you will make sure that someone you trust can make health care decisions for you if you become too ill or injured to make them yourself. We would like to share the highlights of the American Bar Association publication to educate our readers about the significance of a power of attorney. The mission of the ABA Commission on Law...

Posted by on May 22, 2016

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Elder Law

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Elder Law Attorneys: How To Pick The Right One

Tips from The Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys (AFELA.ORG) The Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys would like to offer some guidance to make sure that senior citizens and their loved ones hire an effective, ethical elder law attorney. Examine the qualifications of the attorney before contacting them. It may be helpful to review the law firm’s website and ask others you trust to provide a recommendation to a trusted attorney, if possible. Contact the attorney’s firm and request their qualifications in...

Posted by on Jan 7, 2016

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Elder Law

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Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

In 1983, President Ronald Reagan established National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month which is recognized in November.  At the time, fewer than 2 million Americans had Alzheimer’s; today, the number of people with the disease has soared to nearly 5.4 million. Get involved, and help raise awareness for Alzheimer’s disease. We are fortunate to have the National Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org) who mission is a world without Alzheimer’s. Advancing research, providing care and support for those...

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Elder Abuse, Neglect, Exploitation: Protect Yourself

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15, 2015.  Miller Elder Law Firm recognizes and supports all efforts to educate, prevent, and protect aging adults against all forms of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. This awareness day gives us a chance to help spread the word about the prevention. Unfortunately, it is estimated that millions of U.S. elders, from all walks of life, face abuse and neglect every year. Anyone can be victimized. However, there are things you can do to help protect...

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Educating The Nation’s Elder Law Attorneys on Exploitation

Shannon Miller, ESQ, Miller Elder Law Firm, presents at the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Annual Conference on Florida’s new exploitation statute. She is the Immediate Past President of the Florida Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Co-presenting with fellow Elder Law attorney Twyla Sketchley of Tallahassee, the pair outlined ways for Elder Law attorneys to stamp out exploitation of the elderly in the state of Florida and the nation. Here is the session description: Breakout 7: Florida Chapter Showcase Session:...

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