Author: AFELA

Using Assistive Devices Can Help Elderly Adults Avoid Falling

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Reviewed by Mike Jorgensen, Esq. Falling is not a normal part of aging, yet it’s estimated that one in four seniors will fall this year. The consequences are often severe, with research showing roughly three million senior Americans likely being admitted to hospital emergency rooms, and unfortunately, thousands of them succumbing to their injuries. Assistive devices… Read more »

Elder Abuse Awareness Day in Florida

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To download the official proclamation, please click here. The text of the proclamation regarding Elder Abuse Awareness Day: WHEREAS, Florida’s seniors are valued members of society, and it is our collective responsibility to ensure that they live safe lives; and WHEREAS, seniors should be treated with respect and dignity to enable them to continue to… Read more »

Yikes! Who did I list as Beneficiary?

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Authored by Linda Chamberlain Reviewed and edited by Gregory Glenn Often when an Elder Law attorney meets with a client it includes discussing how the client may want their bank accounts, brokerage accounts, and other assets distributed at death. Many clients are surprised to hear beneficiary designations trump what they have listed in their Last Will… Read more »