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Financial Scams: Laws Protecting Florida’s Seniors

Posted by on Feb 10, 2020 in Exploitation, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Financial Scams: Laws Protecting Florida’s Seniors

A Legislature Update By Senator Kathleen Passidomo at the Stopping Exploitation: Florida On The Forefront Conference Senator Kathleen Passidomo presents laws in the State of Florida that protect seniors from being exploited and scammed at the Stop Exploitation conference in Gainesville, FL. Stopping financial scams is a priority for Florida. She started the legislative ball rolling in 2012 (a Representative at the time) and continues to be an advocate for the elderly. She will be President of the Senate in 2023 and her biggest issue for...

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Elder Financial Abuse In Florida: The Staggering Statistics

Posted by on Jan 29, 2020 in Elder Law, Exploitation | Comments Off on Elder Financial Abuse In Florida: The Staggering Statistics

Shannon Miller Presents Elder Financial Abuse Statistics In Introduction To The Stop Exploitation Conference   Elder financial abuse is a multi-billion dollar problem and Florida is taking steps to stop exploitation. Gainesville hosted a conference for professionals across the state who work with aging adults and have a mission of stopping exploitation now.  Ms. Miller was the chair of the one day conference with these sponsors: Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar, AFELA (Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys), Elder Options, Elder...

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Aging Brain Clues To Prevent Financial Exploitation

Posted by on Dec 24, 2019 in Exploitation | Comments Off on Aging Brain Clues To Prevent Financial Exploitation

Research Update On The Exploitable Brain At “Stopping Financial Exploitation” Conference Topic: Examining key clinical parameters associated with differential rates of cognitive decline, and how these indicators may someday predict cognition and vulnerability to financial exploitation.  Or, how aging can put one at risk for poor decision-making and vulnerability for being scammed. Presented by Bonnie Levin, Ph.D. Bernard and Alexandria Schoninger Professor of Neurology Director, Division of Neuropsychology University of Miami,...

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A Bittersweet Victory For A Victim of Financial Exploitation

Posted by on Nov 22, 2019 in Exploitation, Uncategorized | Comments Off on A Bittersweet Victory For A Victim of Financial Exploitation

A Story of Fraud, Theft, Recovery, and Peace Michael McCadden was a Gainesville resident, decorated Vietnam War veteran, and a victim of financial exploitation. His tragic story begins well before his visit to The Miller Elder Law Firm. Mr. McCadden came to our law firm penniless. He had lost his entire life savings but wasn’t sure how. The investigation began to help him recover his assets and quality of life. One of his daughters manipulated him to put all of his assets in a trust which she took complete control of to steal $550,000...

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Stop Financial Exploitation Of The Elderly Now

Posted by on Oct 31, 2019 in Elder Law, Exploitation, Shannon Miller | Comments Off on Stop Financial Exploitation Of The Elderly Now

A One-Day Conference To Stop Financial Exploitation. Elder financial abuse is a multi-billion dollar problem and Florida is taking steps to stop exploitation. Gainesville will host a conference for professionals across the state who work with aging adults and have a mission of stopping exploitation now. The community is also invited to stay current on how to identify an prevent exploitation. Sponsors include the Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar, AFELA (Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys), Elder Options, Elder Care of Alachua County,...

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Medicare Coverage After 72 Hour Hospital Admission

Posted by on Jun 30, 2019 in Medicare, Shannon Miller | Comments Off on Medicare Coverage After 72 Hour Hospital Admission

Your Medicare Coverage Rights Explained By Shannon Miller While you have never heard of The Jimmo v. Sebelius case, it may have significant impact on the cost of your post-hospital rehabilitation care. Here is a summary of the case and how it applies to you and how to obtain your full Medicare benefits. Overview In the case of Jimmo v. Sebelius, the Center for Medicare Advocacy (CMA) alleged that Medicare claims involving skilled care were being inappropriately denied by rehabilitation facilities based on an “Improvement...

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Age Of Fraud: Are Seniors More Vulnerable To Financial Scams?

Posted by on Jun 16, 2019 in Exploitation, Shannon Miller, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Age Of Fraud: Are Seniors More Vulnerable To Financial Scams?

What You Must Know To Stop Scams and Exploitation by Shannon Miller Brains and Losses is an investigative report by Marketplace.org regarding the epidemic that is exploitation.  The full hour program can be found here. It was a pleasure being able to work with these professionals explaining how exploitation is affecting seniors in the state of Florida and what we are doing about it.  My involvement in the report reflects how serious this epidemic has affected seniors in our state.  Since the exploitation injunction became available in...

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Latest Medicare Scam: DNA/Genetic Testing Schemes

Posted by on May 23, 2019 in Exploitation | Comments Off on Latest Medicare Scam: DNA/Genetic Testing Schemes

Beware of Latest Medicare Scam DNA/Genetic testing schemes are on the rise! A Press Release From Florida Department of Elder Affairs SHINE Program Gainesvlle, FL – Each year, the Medicare program loses $60 billion to fraud. The best way to reduce this figure is beneficiary education to prevent and reduce known pathways to fraudulent activities and unethical billing practices. The SHINE Senior Medicare Patrol Program has been hearing about DNA and genetic testing schemes in other parts of the country, and we recently learned that they are...

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Asset Freeze Law: An Update

Posted by on Apr 8, 2019 in Elder Law, Exploitation, In The News, Shannon Miller | Comments Off on Asset Freeze Law: An Update

Protecting Vulnerable Adults With Asset Freeze Law by Shannon Miller, ESQ The Asset Freeze Law Overview On July 1, 2018 the new law, Injunction for Protection from Exploitation/Asset Protection for Vulnerable Adults, went into effect.  Under the new injunction statute, using the current framework for injunctions against domestic violence, a circuit court can provide a process to “stop the bleed” of assets where vulnerable adults are being victimized.  This injunction provides another tool to stop exploitation and undue...

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Shannon Miller Wins Senior Advocacy Award

Posted by on Dec 10, 2018 in Elder Law, Shannon Miller | Comments Off on Shannon Miller Wins Senior Advocacy Award

Jerome Solkoff Senior Advocacy Award Jerome “Jerry” Solkoff was a lifelong advocate for the elderly and disabled.  He enjoyed a distinguished professional life spanning more than four decades.  Jerry received numerous honors for his advocacy on behalf of the elderly during his lifetime and amassed thousands of hours of pro bono services within his community. The Jerome Solkoff Advocacy Award is an annual advocacy award presented by The Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys (AFELA) to an AFELA member or member of an Elder Allied...

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