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Help for Veterans with Below Poverty Level Income

The Florida Legislature approved $500,000 in funding to staff and launch a statewide Veterans Legal Helpline Project. The Florida Department of Veterans Affairs has partnered with Bay Area Legal Services to lead the initiative, which is now underway. To be eligible for the services a Veteran must have very low income. The Legal Services Corporation […]

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What is the significance of national elder law attorney organizations?

When you are looking for an elder law attorney, it is important that you have an experienced legal professional representing you. An attorney’s membership in a national organization of elder law attorneys shows a commitment to staying up-to-date on legal issues affecting seniors. An attorney who is a member of a certifying elder law professional […]

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“My dear girl, the day you see I’m getting old…”

My dear girl, the day you see I’m getting old, I ask you to please be patient, but most of all, try to understand what I’m going through. If when we talk, I repeat the same thing a thousand times, don’t interrupt to say: “You said the same thing a minute ago”… Just listen, please. […]

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Can’t I Just Add My Child’s Name to the Title of my House to Avoid Losing my Home to Medicaid recovery?

Estate recovery is a process in which the government tries to recover funds paid out by Medicaid for long-term care costs or other medical expenses. Medicaid is a program designed to provide medical coverage for the poor, but it has become widely used by seniors to pay for nursing home costs. After a senior dies, […]

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National Caregivers Month

November is National Family Caregiver’s Month! There are more than 15 million Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers in the U.S. alone. This month is in place to honor those families and individuals. The Alzheimer’s Association’s website is honoring caregivers by allowing friends and family to post comments thanking these selfless individuals for everything they do for […]

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10 Tips To Avoid Breast Cancer

The month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Do you have questions or concerns about the possibility of breast cancer for you or a loved one? In honor of this month and what it stands for, here are Caring.com’s top ten ways to prevent breast cancer. Get regular mammograms. It sounds obvious, but you’d […]

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Flowers to Spring Haven Assisted Living Facility

This past week I had the opportunity and privilege to deliver flowers to the Spring Haven Assisted Living facility in Winter Haven. Unlike past flower deliveries, we did not deliver to individual rooms but rather to a large common activity room for residents to pick up as they came in for programming. Despite not having […]

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Assisted Living Facility in Lakeland Receives Flowers From Elder Law Firm

On June 9, The Elder Law Firm of Clements and Wallace P.L. spent the day delivering flowers to the residents of Lake Morton Plaza, an assisted living facility located at 400 South Florida Avenue in Lakeland, FL.  I had the pleasure of being one of the staff participating in this public service. We began on […]

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Elder Abuse is a Serious Problem

ElderLawAttorneys.com recently wrote the following article regarding the current issues with elder abuse: Each year hundreds of thousands of older persons are abused, neglected and exploited by family members and others. Many victims are people who are older, frail, and vulnerable and cannot help themselves and depend on others to meet their most basic needs. […]

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Heart Failure Increase

Currently, 36.9 percent of Americans are impacted by some form of heart disease, including heart failure, high blood pressure, stroke, coronary heart disease and other conditions. Cardiovascular disease is responsible for 17% of U.S. health expenditures and is the leading cause of death. According to new projections from the American Heart Association, the cost to […]

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