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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.

Can I Use Florida Medicaid in Another State?

A common question we receive is "Can I use Florida Medicaid in another state?"  Most Medicaid recipients assume they can use it across state lines.  However, Medicaid can only be used in the state where the recipient is eligible except in emergencies or rare...

Medical Alert Systems: Talking to Aging Parents

Medical alert systems can be a vital tool in maintaining a frail elderly parent's independence.  Many people's only knowledge of a medical alert system is Lifecall’s “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” catchphrase.  It has become a catch phrase for memes and...

How Can I Help Hurricane Michael Relief?

Hurricane Michael tore through the Florida Panhandle from Gadsden County to Panama City Beach leaving devastation from the Gulf coast through Alabama and Georgia. Florida towns like Marianna, Lynnhaven and Blountstown will be without power and possibly drinkable...

Women & Social Security – Essential Information

Social Security benefit are an important source of income for women, either in retirement, when they become disabled, or when they lose a working spouse prior to retirement age. The way women live their lives sometime negatively impacts their retirement income,...
Why Arbitration Clauses Matter to Elders & Caregivers?

Why Arbitration Clauses Matter to Elders & Caregivers?

Every day, I review contracts that contain arbitration clauses.  They are in nursing home contracts, assisted living facility contracts, home healthcare contracts, apartment leases, annuity contracts, documents signed at the doctor's offices, and documents signed to...

Age Out Loud in Older Americans Month

Age Out Loud in Older Americans Month

Getting older doesn’t mean what it used to. For many aging Americans, it is a phase of life where interests, goals, and dreams can get a new start. Today, it's about eliminating outdated perceptions about "old age" and living the way that suits you best.  This year’s...

What is Equal Pay Day?

What is Equal Pay Day?

Equal Pay Day marks how far into a new year a woman must work to earn the same amount a man did in the previous year.  For example, women must work until approximately April 4, 2017 to make the same amount men did in 2016.  Equal Pay day is a symbolic reminder of the...

She’s Such a B**ch – Discrimination Isn’t History

She’s Such a B**ch – Discrimination Isn’t History

In my practice, I see challenges that we face due to discrimination every day. Women still are not paid equally for equal work across our nation and many are subjected to hostile work environments as a part of their career paths. As these women age, the lack of equal...

Let Me Talk To Your Father – Economic Impact of Sexism

March is Women's History Month.  It is a time when we celebrate women's contribution to history, culture, and society.  While we celebrate women's contributions, it is also a time to look at the impact of the sexism that still exists in our society and its impact to...