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Importance of Researching Orlando Nursing Homes Ahead of Time

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

If your family member needs round-the-clock care, you might be considering an assisted living facility or nursing home. Planning ahead for Medicaid eligibility is extremely important, but it’s not the only advance planning that should be done. It’s also essential to research nursing homes before making any decisions. This research can help reduce the… Read More »

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Important Social Security Disability Terminology to Know

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

Determining your eligibility for Social Security Disability can feel like an overwhelming process. While bills are piling up and you are unable to work, Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSDI, can provide financial relief to those who are eligible. While reading up on the process, you are bound to run into terminology that you… Read More »

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Does Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Qualify Me for Social Security Disability?

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, causes anxiety due to a traumatic event. You can get PTSD from either watching or experiencing a traumatic event. People living with PTSD experience horror, intense fear, or helplessness. PTSD is often associated with war veterans or someone who served in some type of combat. However, it can also… Read More »

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Aid & Attendance and Housebound Disability Benefits for Florida Veterans

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

Veterans who are eligible for monthly pensions may be entitled to more benefits as well. Two of these are Aid and Attendance and Housebound benefits. Determining what benefits you are entitled to is important. If you need assistance, an Orlando veterans’ disability attorney can help. The process can be complex, and you need an… Read More »

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Frequently Asked Questions on Florida Elder Law

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

As we get older, our needs change. This is especially true as they relate to health care and finances. The need for long term care is increasing, which means it’s even more important to start planning now. Failure to plan ahead means that you may not be able to afford to take care of… Read More »

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What is the Federal Tort Claims Act and How Does it Relate to My Veterans’ Benefits?

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

The Federal Tort Claims Act, or the FTCA, allows someone to bring a lawsuit against the government and the Department of Veterans Affairs if they were injured or died to the actions of a VA employee. This can be a very complex process. When you hire an Orlando veterans’ disability attorney, you have someone… Read More »

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What are Signs of Nursing Home Neglect in Orlando

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

Nursing home abuse and neglect are two problems plaguing nursing homes all across the country, including here in Orlando. Some people assume that abuse and neglect are the same thing, but they do have some notable differences. Nursing home neglect is a type of elder abuse. Nursing home abuse involves direct harm to the… Read More »

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Frequently Asked Questions about Veterans’ Disability Benefits in Orlando

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

As a veteran, you are likely already aware of how difficult it can be to obtain VA benefits. What happens if you are disabled? Does the VA offer any disability benefits? Getting approved for veterans’ disability benefits can be challenging, which is why you need the expertise of an Orlando veterans’ disability benefits attorney…. Read More »

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What to Expect at Your Orlando Elder Law Consultation

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

You’ve decided it’s time to meet with a Florida elder law attorney, but you may feel slightly intimidated about your first meeting. The best thing you can do is be prepared. You don’t want to waste the time you have by realizing later that you could have asked better questions or brought the right… Read More »

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Tips for Nursing Home Planning in Orlando

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

When planning for your loved ones’ futures, it’s important to not only prepare an estate plan but also to plan ahead for possible incapacitation and nursing home care. You don’t necessarily even have to be older to need nursing home care. What if you are involved in a catastrophic accident or come down with… Read More »

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