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New Asset Freeze Legislation To Protect Vulnerable Adults

Protecting Aging and Disabled Adults Against Financial Exploitation Your Legislative Update 2018 Introducing Asset Freeze “My name is Jean.  I am 75 years old and I am a victim of financial exploitation.  For the past couple of years I have struggled emotionally because of personal problems.  I felt overwhelmed and could not handle my financial affairs.  My brother, Bob, offered to help and I gratefully accepted.  I gave him complete access to my money.  But instead of managing my finances, he stole my life savings,...

Posted by on Apr 23, 2018

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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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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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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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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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