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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.

Is a Trust Right For Your Estate Plan?

When you evaluate your current estate plan, you should ask: "Is a Trust right for me?  At the beginning of each year, we encourage everyone to review their estate plan or lack thereof.  Do you have the proper tools to protect yourself if you become incapacitated?  Do...

2021 Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security & Tax Numbers

At the beginning of each year, all the federal and state benefits from Medicaid to Social Security and Veterans benefits change.  Social Security payments increase. Medicare premiums increase. Medicaid financial eligibility standards change, Veterans benefits...

Finding the Right Estate Planning Attorney

Finding the right estate planning attorney in your area can feel like an overwhelming task? Doing a Google search will likely create a list of dozens, even hundreds of links to attorneys in your area.  Some do estate planning.  Some do not.  You can spend hours...

3 Ways to Help A Family Caregiver

Family caregivers sacrifice their own financial security, family time, and health to provide uncompensated care for elderly or disabled family members who need help.  November is National Family Caregiver Month!   It is a time recognize those who care for sick,...
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...

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...