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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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Phone Scam Warning for Floridians

Department of Elder Affairs Warns Floridians of Phone Scam Beware of aggressive callers posing as senior service providers In a press release dated August 30, 2016, Department of Elder Affairs located in Tallahassee issued a warning for Florida residents about a recent phone scam. Florida residents need to watch out for scam artists who are allegedly making calls pretending to be the Department or an organization they refer to as Senior Services. These callers are using a method known as “spoofing” to make it appear on...

Posted by on Sep 7, 2016

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Exploitation, In The News

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Elder Abuse: How To Stop It

Why Elder Abuse Is Everyone’s Problem One story: Prosecutors in Seattle charged Christopher Wise with the murder of his mother, Ruby. His crime? Letting her rot to death with eight huge pressure sores, several to the bone, while he played Internet poker and lived off her pension. His excuse? She didn’t want to go to a nursing home or a doctor; he was just respecting her wishes. This is only one example of elder abuse. REPORT ELDER ABUSE – IT’S A CRIME! Call: 1-800-962-2873 | Online at:...

Posted by on May 31, 2016

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Exploitation

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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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Guardianship in Florida: Legislative Update

A New, More Protective Guardianship Law Several Elder Law Attorneys from around the state of Florida, including Shannon Miller, ESQ, Miller Elder Law Firm, were instrumental in the passing of this legislation that went into effect in Florida on July 1, 2015.  The overhaul was designed to better protect our most vulnerable citizens, aging adults.             Check out the news story at http://bit.ly/1LHZ64H featuring Elder Law attorney and Miller Elder Law Firm colleague Angela Warren explaining...

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