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Elder Law Issues Broadcast

Join attorney, Twyla Sketchley, each Friday at 10:04 am on 88.9 WFSU-FM. Elder Law Issues addresses the questions and concerns of seniors and their caregivers. Visit WFSU for an Audio Archive of Past Broadcasts

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The Sketchley Law Firm, P.A. was established in 2002 by Twyla Sketchley, a Florida Bar Board Certified Elder Law Attorney. We are dedicated to providing clients compassionate, quality representation, and helping create a safe supportive community for our most vulnerable neighbors.

Should My Aging Parent Move to Assisted Living?

One of the most difficult decisions a family must make is when an aging parent should move to assisted living.  It is one of the greatest ironies in life. For the first few years of our lives, we are utterly dependent on our parents. In their older years, our parents...

3 Steps For Choosing a Long-term Care Facility for an Aging Parent

The moment that you decide your aging parent needs to move to a long-term care facility is an emotional one. Maybe your mother or father has had a series of falls lately or keeps forgetting to take his or her prescribed medication. No matter what the warning signs...

Ways You Can Protect Elder Loved Ones and Yourself From the Coronavirus

For the past month, coronavirus cases have increased significantly.  Florida has implemented restrictions on visitors to assisted living facilities and nursing homes to protect fragile citizens.  However, these restrictions do not protect our elders and medically...

Family Medical Leave Act Benefits

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitles eligible employees who work for covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons with continuation of group health insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions as if...
Should My Aging Parent Move to Assisted Living?

Should My Aging Parent Move to Assisted Living?

One of the most difficult decisions a family must make is when an aging parent should move to assisted living.  It is one of the greatest ironies in life. For the first few years of our lives, we are utterly dependent on our parents. In their older years, our parents...

Family Medical Leave Act Benefits

Family Medical Leave Act Benefits

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitles eligible employees who work for covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons with continuation of group health insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions as if...

Coping with Changes in an Aging Loved One with Alzheimer’s

Coping with Changes in an Aging Loved One with Alzheimer’s

Did you know that Alzheimer’s Disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States? Or that two-thirds of impacted seniors are women? According to the nonprofit Alzheimer’s Association, there are more than 5.8 million older adults living with Alzheimer’s...

Knowledge is Power in Fight Against Elder Abuse

Knowledge is Power in Fight Against Elder Abuse

Did you know that June 15 is World Elder Abuse Day? When it comes to elder abuse in the United States, the statistics are staggering. In any given year, predators successfully target approximately 5 million seniors here. In addition to experiencing various types of...