Author: Emma Hemness

Attorney Emma Hemness is Recognized as a Top-Rated Attorney by Avvo

When you need a legal advocate for incapacity and end-of-life planning, you need an experienced attorney on your side. Our law firm successfully meets any estate planning and elder law needs in the Tampa Bay area including probate and guardianship litigation. You may not realize it but elder law is a complex area of law

 

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How to Prevent the Devastating Costs that Come from when a Florida Senior Falls

Did you know that recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that one in four senior Americans will fall this year, and nearly 3 million of them will be treated in hospital emergency rooms? Serious injuries include fractured hips and head trauma which will cause extended hospital stays for over 800,000

 

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How Do You Choose the Right Fiduciary for a Loved One with Special Needs?

When planning for special needs loved ones, it is important not just to consider the present, but also the rest of their lives. This includes, however daunting to think about, the time that remains after their parents or guardians are no longer alive. While it is a scary thought, it is a reality that all

 

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How To Best Provide For A Family Member With a Dementia Diagnosis

Has a senior loved one in your family recently been diagnosed with dementia? Even though family members are involved with your loved one, are you considered the primary caregiver? It is difficult to watch your loved one struggle with dementia and see the sadness, confusion and even anger he or she may experience.  How can

 

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How to Best Care For a Loved One with Dementia

Have you and your family noticed that your loved one keeps asking the same question repeatedly, forgetting appointments, or not remembering how to get to a home they have lived in for years? Did you make an appointment with your loved one’s physician to talk about this forgetfulness? Was your loved one diagnosed by his

 

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Important Questions to Ask Long-Term Care Facilities

Do you have a loved one who needs to begin looking for a long-term care facility? Have you talked to your loved one and offered to help find the “just right” facility for your loved one? There are many important factors to consider when looking for the right facility, such as price, location, and safety

 

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Emma Hemness has been named to the 2022 Florida Super Lawyer Top 50 Women List

Have you met local attorney Emma Hemness? Emma is the founding owner of Hemness Faller Elder Law, a central Florida law firm located in Brandon that specializes in helping Florida seniors and their loved ones deal with challenges surrounding the aging process. Emma also is a dedicated advocate in serving the needs of persons with

 

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During World Elder Abuse Awareness Month Know the Warning Signs Of Elder Abuse

Did you know that June 15, 2006, was officially designated as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day? June is also Elder Abuse Awareness Month. These annual campaigns were created to highlight the number of our senior adults experiencing abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Do you as a senior adult, and your family and friends, know or recognize

 

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Five Tips to Help Out-of-Town Aging Parents During National Elder Law Month

Did you realize that May is National Elder Law Month? National Elder Law Month celebrates and focuses on our aging population and the help that Florida seniors need. This month encourages not only seniors, but communities across the nation and adult family members to get involved. How can you help the elders in your life?

 

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