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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.

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 GIFs. ...

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...

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,...
What is an ABLE Account?

What is an ABLE Account?

An ABLE account is a special savings account for people with disabilities created by the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE) of 2014.  The purpose of these accounts is to allow people with disabilities to save money in a tax-favored way without jeopardizing...

Avoiding Hurricane Repair Scams

Avoiding Hurricane Repair Scams

After natural disasters, unlicensed contractors and scammers come into the affected areas.  Many promise quick repairs, discount prices, or unobtainable results. Be skeptical.  It is often impossible for people to promise immediate clean-up and debris removal in the...

Pet Safety During a Hurricane

Pet Safety During a Hurricane

Sixty percent of Americans own some type of pet.  These furry family members bring us happiness, assistance, and support.  Pet safety is essential during a hurricane.  If you own a pet, comfort animal or a service animal, it is essential that you have a disaster plan...

Hurricane Preparedness for Home-Bound Elders

Hurricane Preparedness for Home-Bound Elders

Floridians think about hurricane preparedness from June 1 through November 30 each year.  Special news casts alert residents to the need for survival kits.  Each named storm puts a new set of communities in its path on alert for floods, winds and storm warnings.  We...

Preparing For A Hurricane

Preparing For A Hurricane

With hurricane season in full swing in Florida and throughout the south, families caring for elders and loved ones with disabilities need to be prepared.  There are three phases to hurricane readiness: Before the Hurricane: Have a plan for you, your family, and your...

Will I Have To Pay Taxes When I Sell My House?

One of the big questions standing in the way of seniors selling their homes is whether they will have to pay taxes when they sell? Many seniors have lived in their homes for decades and are concerned with selling because of the tax liabilities.  If you or an aging...