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The Aging Brain: The Reason Seniors Are Most Vulnerable To Scams

by Shannon Miller, ESQ. The Snake Oil Salesman has existed in society from the beginning preying on those who were old, weak, or compromised in some way. Unfortunately, the increased demand for Alexa, Zoom and social media as delivery methods for the snake oil sales pitch coupled with a thinning of the cortical insula in the brain as we age has created the Perfect Storm for exploitation of our most vulnerable citizens. And these attacks can be devastating– 80% of our nation’s wealth is held by those over the age of...

Posted by on Aug 5, 2020

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What To Do And Not To Do With Your Estate Planning Documents

Shannon Miller, founder of The Miller Elder Law Firm, is a Florida Bar Board Certified Elder Law Attorney talks about what to do with your estate planning documents. A common question I get in my practice is “I have an estate plan in place, my affairs are in order, now what do I do with it?” First of all, congratulations! 50% of Americans do not have an estate plan. You are on the right track for planning many events you will experience as an older adult. The better the planning, the easier the decision...

Posted by on Jul 29, 2020

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Legal Documents You Need If You Get COVID-19

Elder Law Attorney Shannon Miller Walks You Through The Legal Documents You Need   Shannon Miller, Florida Bar Board Certified Elder Law Attorney and founder of The Miller Elder Law Firm talks about steps to take during COVID-19 to get your legal documents in order. We have had many phone calls at our office asking “What do I do if I get the virus?” and I would like to address these issues head on to help you through the process. As we know, the older population is at higher risk to become sick which could...

Posted by on Jul 20, 2020

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Nursing Home Facilities: Family Communication During COVID

    Tips On Staying In Touch With Loved Ones In A Nursing Home During COVID -19 “Help, I have not heard from my Mom in three weeks and I normally hear from her every day. What should I do?” Some of our clients have contacted the firm regarding not being able to get in touch with their loved ones or the nursing home facility staff. This prompted us to put together some tips on how to make sure they are safe and cared for properly. 1. Request a care plan meeting This meeting involves the staff that care for...

Posted by on Jul 15, 2020

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Elder Law, Shannon Miller, Uncategorized

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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...

Posted by on Oct 31, 2019

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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...

Posted by on Jun 30, 2019

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