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Compassionate Care Provider: New Access To Senior Facilities

Update On Visitation Inside Senior Facilities In Florida During The Pandemic By Shannon Miller, Founder The New October 22, 2020 DeSantis Executive Order on Facility Access To Loved Ones appears to take into account the CMS (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Guidelines of September 17, 2020  in order to increase access for ALL facilities in Florida. Compassionate Care Provider In the Governor’s new order, eliminates “essential caregiver” status and incorporates “compassionate care...

Posted by on Nov 17, 2020

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COVID-19 Safe and Limited Re-Opening of Long-Term Care Facilities

by the Agency For Health Care Administration On October 22, 2020, at the direction of Governor Ron DeSantis, Florida Division of Emergency Management Director Jared Moskowitz issued Emergency Order 20-011 revising some of the requirements for individuals entering residential and long-term care facilities. The information in this blog is content written and published by the Agency For Health Care Administration. Key revisions in the Governor’s Order Collapse Essential Caregiver into the Compassionate Caregiver...

Posted by on Nov 16, 2020

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Prevent Isolation By Accessing Loved Ones In Facilities in Florida

Governor Desantis’ Order 20-009 Allows Us To Visit Loved Ones Again–And Help With The Devastating Effects of Isolation. The pandemic has been especially hard on our special loved ones in facilities, who are missing their family and friends.  The isolation is hitting those in memory care units and skilled nursing especially hard. Of course, we suffer as well with not being to hold and visit with our loved ones. Sadly, my amazing grandmother was a victim of the isolation during the pandemic. She was 102 years young...

Posted by on Oct 26, 2020

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Durable Power of Attorney: The Document You Need Right Now

The Durable Power Of Attorney is the most important document that we, as attorneys, draft for our clients.    If you reach the age of 70, you have an 80-85% chance of becoming incapacitated before you die (yes, for women, it is 85%, sorry gents!). This means you need a trusted person as your Agent under your Durable Power Of Attorney to take care of financial decision-making if/when you cannot. If you do not have a Durable Power Of Attorney, and bills need to be paid, or managed (let’s say you get the...

Posted by on Oct 12, 2020

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Asset Management: Avoid Adding People Onto Your Accounts As A Joint Account Holder

How To Title Your Assets So They Are Distributed The Way You Intend   Unfortunately this happens on a regular basis. And it may cause some unexpected problems with maintaining control of your assets. Here is a scenario: You are having health care issues or lost a spouse and need some help. Your banker, trying to be helpful, suggests adding your daughter to your accounts. These accounts may hold the majority of your assets. You may not realize making her a joint account holder gives her unlimited access to...

Posted by on Sep 28, 2020

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