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COVID Vaccine Arrives At Long-Term Care Residences: What You Need To Know
December 22, 2020

The much-anticipated Coronavirus vaccine has arrived. It is now rolling out to Florida’s nursing homes and assisted living residences. Some residents are already receiving inoculations. Long-term care facilities in Florida and around the country have been prioritized, having been hit…

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Florida Lifts Visitation Ban on Long-Term Care Facilities, But With Serious Restrictions
September 5, 2020

Under certain strict conditions, you may once again be able to visit your loved one who resides in a Florida nursing home or assisted living facility. Long-term care facilities and assisted living facilities were closed to most visitors beginning in…

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Florida Nursing Homes Still Locked Down: When Can You Visit Your Loved One Again?
August 17, 2020

Our Florida elder law attorneys advise many families who have a loved one residing in a long-term care nursing facility. While the coronavirus pandemic has been disruptive and burdensome for everyone, it has created additional, brutal realities for these families….

Estate Plan Safe Consultation and Signing
Estate Plan Safe Consultation and Signing
July 29, 2020

During these difficult days, people are trying to figure out how can they safely create an estate plan or modify an existing one. We at The Karp Law Firm have come up with a simple, safe method in order to…

How Would You Feel About Being Put On A Ventilator?
May 20, 2020

If you contract COVID 19 and are hospitalized, what kinds of interventions do you want?¬†According to a May 12, 2020 report from Kaiser Health News, one thing many older people definitely DON’T want is to be placed on a ventilator….

Medicare provides COVID-related waivers for certain seniors
May 14, 2020

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Medicare is providing extra enrollment time and other accommodations for seniors who wish to enroll in Medicare. This “equitable relief” is available if: You missed the open enrollment period or a special enrollment period to…

Stimulus Checks Issues to Deceased People Must Be Returned
May 11, 2020

Some of our clients have received stimulus payments intended for deceased spouses, parents and other relatives. These are the one-time payments to Americans authorized under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. In the interest of time, the…

Parents and Adult Children Shy Away From “The Talk”
April 27, 2020

As estate planning attorneys, we generally encourage clients to discuss their estate plans and financial plans with their adult children, even if they provide them with just a rough overview. Many clients, for many reasons, are reluctant to follow through…

Facility information on coronavirus cases now available
Facility information on coronavirus cases now available
April 19, 2020

Staff and administrators at long-term facilities and assisted living facilities are under extraordinary pressure, and that’s an understatement. They are taking risks to protect patients and residents and we salute them for their efforts. Until now, the names of Florida…

COVID-19 Legal Plans: What Do You Need Now?