The Florida Department of Children & Families (DCF) has recognized an increase in the average private pay nursing home rate, and has increased the monthly transfer penalty divisor amount to $8,346.00, effective September 1, 2015. The transfer divisor amount is used to calculate a transfer of asset penalty period on applications for assistance under Florida… Read more »

New Guardianship Law went into effect on July 1, 2015

The new guardianship law went into effect on July 1, 2015. There are things we can all do now to protect our seniors and even help them to avoid guardianship: · Encourage the senior to create a Living Will or Health Care Surrogate, and a Durable Power of Attorney, helping make sure their medical and… Read more »

Elder Law Advocates Awarded Scholarships to Fight Exploitation of Seniors and Vulnerable Adults

(Tallahassee) – Florida’s elderly and adults with disabilities will be the beneficiaries of an educational opportunity recently created for their advocates. The Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys (AFELA) is taking a step toward cutting down on the abuse of our most vulnerable citizens by granting two scholarships to legal services attorneys, allowing them to… Read more »