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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

About Us

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...
Coronavirus & Social Distancing Activities

Coronavirus & Social Distancing Activities

The Coronavirus has led to families to engage in social distancing. This will impact elders and multi-generational households. This is a list of activities for families that are appropriate for social distancing.

Caregiving: It Takes a Village

Caregiving: It Takes a Village

"It takes a village" is an African proverb meaning it takes a village to allow a child to grow in a safe, healthy environment.  That same proverb applies to providing our elders with a safe, healthy environment, even aging in place.  According to the National...

Can I Use Florida Medicaid in Another State?

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: 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 GIFs. ...

How Can I Help Hurricane Michael Relief?

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 water...