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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.

Finding Ways to Pay for Care When Your Loved One Has Parkinson’s Disease

April is Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month.  This is a good time to plan for the care of your loved who is living with Parkinson's disease.  Are you concerned about how you will be able to pay for the care of your loved one as the disease progresses? Do you have...

How Can We Help Our Loved Ones and Their Caregivers From a Distance?

Many of us have aging or disabled parents or loved ones. How do we help them when we can’t physically be there for them? How do we ease the caregiver’s burden, if there is one? More often than not, one family member steps up to the plate and provides 24/7 care for our...

He’s My Soulmate: How to Spot a Romance Scam

The Federal Trade Commission reported romance scams hit record highs in 2021, with reported losses of $547 million dollars. This is an 80% increase over 2020. Despite the prevalence of romance scams, they have only recently gained popularity in mainstream media since...

Down in Flames: How to Prevent Caregiver Burnout

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Fidget Mats! What Are They?

Fidget Mats! What Are They?

Sometimes, a problem can't be solved by the law alone--sometimes it requires fidget mats.  While Twyla Sketchley uses her legal expertise to help her community, she also uses her creativity and sewing to help seniors with dementia, people with disabilities, and...

2021 Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security & Tax Numbers

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...

3 Ways to Help A Family Caregiver

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,...

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...