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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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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. ...

How Can I Help Hurricane Michael Relief?

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...

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...