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Elder Law, Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Medicare, Medicaid, and Planning for Non-Traditional Families

Serving Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, and Hernando Counties

813-926-6517

 

Board Certified Credentials

 

While all lawyers are allowed to advertise, only certified attorneys are allowed to identify themselves as “Florida Bar Board Certified” or as a “specialist.” Certification is the highest level of recognition by The Florida Bar of the competency and experience of attorneys in the areas of law approved for certification by the state Supreme Court.

Find more information about:

 

• Florida Board Certification http://www.floridabar.org/DIVCOM/PI/CertSect.nsf/CertificationPamphlets/Elder+Law?opendocument.

• National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys http://www.naela.org/.

• Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys http://afela.org/.

• The Florida Bar Elder Law Section, regarding Elder Law and Elder Law Attorneys http://www.eldersection.org/.

 

 

Nursing Homes and Assisted Living

You can use this nursing home guide to find a Nursing Home and see descriptive information about the facility, as well as the facility's performance on past inspections. http://www.floridahealthfinder.gov/LandingPages/NursingHomeGuide.aspx

 

Assisted Living Facility Information can be found at http://elderaffairs.state.fl.us/faal/

 

 

Special Information for Veterans

The Veterans Administration offers special benefits and programs for veterans and their families. Visit  http://va.gov/.

The complete Veterans benefits guide and handbook are available at http://www.va.gov/opa/publications/benefits_book.asp.



Other Resources for Seniors

If you or someone you know is being exploited or abused please be sure to call the Elder Abuse Hotline at (800) 962-2873 or report the situation at http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/programs/abuse/

• Florida Department of Elder Affairs http://elderaffairs.state.fl.us/

• The Medicare site can help you learn about your insurance benefits http://www.medicare.gov/default.aspx

• The Social Security Administration can answer questions about retirement, disability and survivors benefits. http://ssa.gov/.

• The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services offers information on all the different programs available through Medicare and Medicaid. http://www.cms.gov/default.asp.