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Elder Law Update: How Attorneys Can Protect Seniors

Significant Updates In Florida Elder Law by Shannon Miller, Esq. It has come to my attention there are several important issues/law changes that many of you may not be aware of related to elder and special needs law and our expanding senior population of clients, no matter what area of law you practice in! I would like to detail some of these changes that may be of significance to you in your practices, as well as for you and possibly your aging parents. Our goal is to protect seniors. Protect Seniors From Exploitation The...

Posted by on Nov 1, 2017

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Elder Law, Exploitation, Shannon Miller

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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...

Posted by on Sep 15, 2017

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Elder Law, Exploitation, Shannon Miller

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Power of Attorney: Who Not To Choose

Carefully Select Your Power Of Attorney Agent by Shannon Miller, Esq. Though many of us fight aging, we know it’s inevitable. We all wish to move through the process of aging with a sense of security that our wishes will be carried out properly.  We fear the consequences of aging like loss of mental clarity, chronic health conditions and the inability to live life independently.   These situations can leave us unable to handle the business of life: paying bills, managing investments, and making key financial...

Posted by on Sep 25, 2016

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Estate Planning, Shannon Miller

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Grandparents Day: Reflecting On Their Role

What Makes My Gramma So Special By Shannon Miller, Granddaughter To celebrate National Grandparents Day, I want to share my “Gramma” with you as I reflect on her influence in my life. I am so happy that my grandmother moved to Florida in 2014 for the last few years of her life.  She is 98.  She and I are here together weathering Hermine. Grandma’s first Hurricane.     My grandmother was an amazing influence on me during my childhood, insisting on my learning names of flowers, trees and birds.  I am now...

Posted by on Sep 12, 2016

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Shannon Miller

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Unplug, Recharge and Watch The Sunsets

An Important Lesson for Caregivers  by Shannon Miller, ESQ http://millerelderlawfirm.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/timelapse-sunset.mp4 Last week, I went to a small island off the coast of New Hampshire in the Isle of Shoals.  Now, it may sound glamorous, but trust me, it’s not.  The doors have no locks.  Cold showers are limited to 3 times/week (it used to be one!), and every morning at 7am, singers wake you up…. sometimes with instruments! There are lots of rules on the island, but one of my favorites is NO...

Posted by on Jul 20, 2015

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Shannon Miller

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End of Life Choices-A Worthy New Year’s Resolution

One common tradition this time of year is making New Year’s resolutions, which usually includes starting good habits or stopping bad ones. It’s a timely opportunity to put together a plan with actions and timelines. It is, after all, the only way you will be successful long-term. Most people vow to lose weight, exercise more, and be healthier and although these are worthy goals you should consider, I want you add one more. It’s not glamorous or trendy but it will impact not only you, but your family as...

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015

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Board Certification, Elder Law, Estate Planning, Shannon Miller, Wills

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