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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.

Important 2022 Numbers

In 2022, as with each new year, Medicare premiums, Social Security earnings, tax limits, and the minimum wage change. The beginning of the new year is a good time to review your estate plan to ensure it meets your needs. Here is a summary of the important 2022 numbers...

Hospice Care and Its Value

What is Hospice Care? Many individuals who qualify for hospice care lack the knowledge and understanding of its benefits. Hospice is an essential service to those who are suffering from a terminal illness and have been given six months or less to live. Hospice is paid...

Holy Fraud Batman! Dissecting Scammer Schemes to Protect Yourself

Recognizing the Scammer's Schemes The Federal Bureau of Investigation estimates seniors lose more than $3 billion dollars a year due to fraud. Seniors are especially at risk for fraud due to their trusting and polite nature and their hard-earned financial security....

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...
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...

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. ...