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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: 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...

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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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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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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...

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Plan For A Good Death: Advance Directives

I read with interest the recent pieces about end-of-life decision-making and unnecessary medical treatment for individuals at the end of their lives. The importance of advance directives cannot be overemphasized As elder law attorneys, we know the importance of a “good death” that is consistent with the wishes of the patient. Unnecessary medical procedures that can prolong pain and suffering, and are inconsistent with the patient’s wishes, are preventable. The appropriate way to prevent these outcomes is to...

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