Month: December 2016

What did you do for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day?

Today, June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Each year hundreds of thousands of older persons are abused‬, ‪‎neglected‬, and ‪‎exploited‬.  Many ‪‎victims‬ are people who are older, frail, and vulnerable and cannot help themselves and depend on others to meet their most basic needs. Abusers of older adults are both women and men,

 

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Let the Discussions Begin! Doctors get paid to discuss end-of-life care

Eleven years after the highly publicized Terri Schiavo case, the taboo surrounding conversations regarding death and end-of-life decisions is finally waning.  As Elder Law Attorneys, we frequently initiate end-of-life conversations with our clients in order to properly draft advanced directives, such as Living Wills and Health Care Surrogates. Until recently, health care professionals have either

 

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“I’m dying! But don’t touch me if you’re not in my insurance network.”

Effective today, July 1, 2016, a brand new law goes into effect which will finally protect Florida’s citizens from getting surprised by unfair medical bills.  This law helps eliminate the problem of “balance billing”, which sticks an unsuspecting individual with the total cost of medical services even though the individual thought he was covered under his

 

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Low-Income Seniors: Getting $100 More in your Social Security Check

Many low-income seniors have no idea at least 3 different programs exist which allow seniors to get back an extra $100 in cash currently being deducted from their monthly Social Security checks.  These eligible seniors should apply for the Medicare Savings Programs (MSPs), under which the Medicare Part B premium ($104.90) is never deducted from

 

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