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Florida and National Resources: Estate Planning, Elder Law, Medicaid Planning, Wills and Trusts

South Florida Newspapers and Magazines

Palm Beach Post

Treasure Coast Newspapers  Covers Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River counties.

Sun Sentinel  Covers Southern Palm Beach County, Broward County

Miami Herald

Boomer Times and Senior Life  Mr. Karp's articles appear monthly. 

Palm Beach Post Legal Advocates column  Mr. Karp's items appear weekly


Florida Government Resources

Florida Department of Elder Affairs  Services statewide.

General Portal to all Florida state information


Medicaid and Nursing Home Resources

State-by-state information on Medicare, Medicaid

National listing of nursing homes, comparison guide


Caregiver Resources

St. Mary's Memory Disorder Center. West Palm Beach - evaluation, treatment, education and early-stage support group for those with memory disorders and their families - 561-882-6363

National Association of Geriatric Care Managers  Information, referrals.

National Family Caregiver Association Guidance for family caregivers.

Alzheimer's Association  National site with links to local chapters.

Family Caregiver Alliance  Information, advice for caregivers


Florida County Property Appraisers

Palm Beach County

Martin County

Broward County

St. Lucie County

Indian River County


Local Resources

Alzheimer's Association of Southeast Florida  Information, referrals, support groups. Serving Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Okeechobee counties.*24hour helpline: 800-272-3900

Area Agency on Aging  Information and connections to community services.

Alzheimer's Community Care   Programs, referrals, guidance.

Elder Help Line  24/7with referrals/services for Palm Beach County. Phone: dial 2-1-1

SHINE program of Florida - providing insurance information, including Medicare info, to Florida residents

Senior Resource Safety Center - find transportation alternatives to personal vehicles.Intra, intercounty, taxi services, public transportation

ELDER ABUSE HOTLINE: 800-96ABUSE  If lines are busy, leave voice mail at 800-770-0953


Federal Government Resources

U.S. Disability Services   Information relevant to people with disabilities, portal to other sites.  

Veterans Administration

U.S. Government senior site  Portal to all senior-related government sites.

Official US Government site for Medicare

Social Security Administration


Hospice Care

Treasure Coast Hospices    Services, support, counseling for the terminally ill and their loved ones in Martin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee counties

Hospice of Palm Beach County   Services, support, counseling for the terminally ill and families, in Palm Beach County


Assisted Living

Consumer Consortium on Assisted Living  Information on how to evaluate an assisted living facility.


Special Needs

ARC of Palm Beach County - services for children and adults with developmental disabilities


Elder Law/Estate Planning Attorneys in Other States

Alabama - Howard Neiswender, Esq. Tel. 205-226-8773 

Colorado (Boulder) - Greg Schlender, Esq.

Colorado (Denver) - Stuart Fleisher, Esq.  Tel. 303-488-9888

Georgia - Victoria Collier, Esq.

Idaho - Susan Graham, Esq.

Illinois (Northbrook) - James Wochner, Esq.

Illinois (Aurora) - Rick Law, Esq.

Massachusetts - Anna Byrne, Esq.

Minnesota - Peter Lennington, Esq.

Missouri (Columbia) - C. Christy Barton, Esq.

New Jersey - Victor Medina, Esq.

New York - Michael Ettinger, Esq.

Ohio  - Thom Cooper, Esq.

Texas (Austin)  - Ron Greening, Esq.

Texas (Bellaire) -  Clifton Goodwin, Esq. Tel. 713-668-7792