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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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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 Update: We Are Open And Here For You

Use This Time To Get Your Affairs In Order: Three Questions To Ask Yourself Our Message To You On behalf of my entire staff, we send hugs (virtually of course) to all of you and wishes for your safety and health. In the meantime, we continue to be available to address any elder law issues that arise in the course of this pandemic.  We are here to help. We are working using the traditional phone, email, and virtual office technology and continue to have an office presence as needed. Our entire elder law team remains available...

Posted by on Apr 6, 2020

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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...

Posted by on Feb 10, 2020

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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...

Posted by on Nov 22, 2019

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