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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.

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...
Will The Government Shutdown Affect You?

Will The Government Shutdown Affect You?

The federal government shutdown at midnight on Saturday, January 20, 2018, because the Senate rejected a temporary spending patch that would have kept the government open as the Congress, the Senate, and White House negotiated a budget or an appropriations bill to...

Women & Social Security – Essential Information

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,...

Why Arbitration Clauses Matter to Elders & Caregivers?

Why Arbitration Clauses Matter to Elders & Caregivers?

Every day, I review contracts that contain arbitration clauses.  They are in nursing home contracts, assisted living facility contracts, home healthcare contracts, apartment leases, annuity contracts, documents signed at the doctor's offices, and documents signed to...

Age Out Loud in Older Americans Month

Age Out Loud in Older Americans Month

Getting older doesn’t mean what it used to. For many aging Americans, it is a phase of life where interests, goals, and dreams can get a new start. Today, it's about eliminating outdated perceptions about "old age" and living the way that suits you best.  This year’s...