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Mark Shalloway Attends Alzheimer Community Care Session with U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh

(West Palm Beach, Florida) July 21, 2021

Mark Shalloway, president of West Palm Beach elder law firm Shalloway and Shalloway, is pleased to announce his attendance at the Alzheimer Community Care Panel featuring U.S. Secretary of Labor, Marty Walsh. Along with Congresswoman Lois Frankel, Walsh participated in a discussion on home health care for both patients and working families. Health care workers explained their frustration with hardly being able to make ends meet doing the difficult job they are passionate about. With the average aid only making $10 an hour, many can’t afford their own health care and are forced to take on second jobs.

Mark Shalloway with U.S. Secretary of Labor, Marty Walsh and Rep. Lois Frankel

“It’s a real joy,” one woman said. “I love what I do. I don’t think we should be working so hard and getting paid so little.”

The price to care for an elderly loved one in need is difficult onh the families as well. According to SeniorLiving.org, adult daycare costs an average of $74, home healthcare aids cost $150 a day, assisted living facilities cost $141 a day, and semi-private rooms cost $255. No matter which option, that is tends of thousands of dollars a year. This leads many to not get the help they need and shoulder the burden of caring for their loved one themselves.

Mark Shalloway at the panel

“Most of us in middle class cannot afford that,” President Mark Shalloway says. “Elder care lawyers look into these problems to find ways to benefit others. That is the heart and soul of elder law.”

The panel ended on an optimistic note. After hearing all that caretakers and family-members had to say about caring for an elder in need, especially one with Alzheimer’s, the labor secretary insisted it “reaffirms what needs to be said in legislation.”

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Mark Shalloway and his staff at Shalloway and Shalloway work diligently to ensure each and every one of their clients get the support they need. Whether a client needs assistance with Medicaid Planning, asset protection, guardianship, or any of the other areas of practice that fall under elder law, this West Palm Beach elder law firm can help. There are a dozen of topics the firm can assist its clients with.

Shalloway has spearheaded major elder law associations from National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) to the Board of Directors of Alzheimer’s Community Care, proving his passion for his work. He doesn’t stop advocating for the people once he gets his paycheck– he pushes on to ensure everyone receives the education about elder law that they need. Clients can educate themselves a number of ways with Shalloway and Shalloway. Whether reading the newsletter and blog posts, or joining Shalloway’s free, monthly virtual seminars, clients can enter the world of elder law fully prepared.

“We get involved in multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s communities to gain insight in order to better serve them,” Mark Shalloway says. “We learn and listen to what they go through, and teach what they need so we can advocate better for legislatures and congresses.”

To learn more about the firm and its services, call 561-686-6200, or fill out this contact form.

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Shalloway & Shalloway Attends Social Worker Appreciation Luncheon

(West Palm Beach, Florida) May 11, 2021

Shalloway & Shalloway is pleased to announce the firm’s attendance at the Social Worker/Case Manager Appreciation Luncheons. Social workers and case managers are professionals who work what many call a thankless job. Put on by Eventing, Senior Living Guide and Mom’s Meals, the event was designed to spoil these hard workers for the day while others showed their appreciation. The event was not limited to those in the West Palm area. Social workers and case managers across the nation were, and continued to be, honored, from late April to early June.

Honoring the Social Workers and Case Managers

Social workers and case managers often work closely with many of Shalloway & Shalloway’s clientele. It is simply within the nature of the many areas of practice elder law covers– from special needs trusts, to asset protection, and so much more. As a result, the firm felt it prudent to show their appreciation for the work these professionals do.

In South Florida, Shalloway & Shalloway has carved its place as one of the leading elder law firms. The firm has garnered a reputation of honesty and care that comforts clients in what is often one of the most difficult parts of their lives. With these legal professionals, the clients’ needs always come first.

“We highly recommend the law firm of Shalloway & Shalloway, P.A. for any of your Medicaid Planning,” a satisfied client says. “We are fortunate enough to work with them for both of our parent’s needs. Our team at Shalloway & Shalloway has gone above and beyond more than once! Their client service is impeccable. We have found them to be extremely knowledgeable, especially when it comes to elder care.”

For more information on Shalloway & Shalloway, call 561-686-6200, or fill out this contact form.

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Shalloway & Shalloway Announces April Seminar Dates

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(West Palm Beach, Florida) April 4, 2021

Top Palm Beach County elder law firm, Shalloway & Shalloway, is pleased to announce the latest dates in their free, virtual seminar series. President Mark Shalloway is a firm believer that education is one of the most important parts of making a decision for one’s future, or the future of a loved one. Inspired by this, he hosts monthly seminars to inform the public on a variety of topics that surround elder law. At these two-hour seminars, attendees can learn about anything from avoiding probate, to protecting one’s assets, to applying for Medicaid.

The upcoming dates for the month of April are as followed: Tuesday, April 6 (2-4PM), Wednesday, April 7 (10AM-12PM), and Thursday, April 8 (2-4PM). Though totally free, audience members are encouraged to reserve their spots to get the most out of the seminar. This can be done by calling (561) 686-6200 during office hours, emailing semianrs@shalloway.com, or filling out this form. Attendees are entitled to one free, private estate planning session, so reserving one’s spot is essential.

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“We highly recommend the law firm of Shalloway & Shalloway, P.A. for any of your Medicaid Planning,” one client says. “We are fortunate enough to work with them for both of our parent’s needs. Our team at Shalloway & Shalloway has gone above and beyond more than once! Their client service is impeccable. We have found them to be extremely knowledgeable, especially when it comes to elder care.”

Shalloway & Shalloway has been the go-to elder law firm in Palm Beach County for the past thirty years. Shalloway and his staff are praised for speaking to their clients in a straightforward, plain-English fashion. Clients never have to guess what to expect– with Shalloway’s staff, they know they are getting the best of the best.

For more information on the West Palm Beach elder law firm and their services, call 561-686-6200, or fill out this contact form.

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Planning for Your Future: Elder Care in the 21st Century

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At some point in nearly everyone’s life, we must step up to care for our elderly parents. It is a notion that has grown to be a social standard for hundreds of years. In spite of that, the idea of what takes to properly care for one’s elders has vastly changed over the past 200 years. It was only in 1823 that the first home for the elderly opened in the United States, yet they didn’t become popular until the 20th century. Alzheimer’s, a disease we now know to impacts many elderly persons, was only coined in 1906. The increase of nursing homes and hospice care only happened after 1965, when Medicare and Medicaid were instituted

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Aging wasn’t actively studied until the 20th century. Due to the Baby Boom, which occurred roughly between 1945 and 1960, the United States’ population of seniors is at an all-time high, with thousands more joining the ranks every day. Traditional forms of geriatric care don’t cut it any longer. Some elders need constant monitoring and can no longer cook or clean. Some elders only need moderate assistance getting around the house.

There is a wide variety of ways to provide assistance to aged loved ones care—full-time assisted living homes, monitoring systems, hourly care-providers, and more—and each of them have something in common: expense. West Palm Beach elder law attorney, Mark Shalloway, says that nursing homes can average up to $10,000 depending on state. It’s a hefty price to pay for anyone, but the wealthy can usually cover it. Low-income families often have these costs at least partially covered by welfare services.

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So, what happens to the middle-class families that don’t qualify for coverage, and can’t pay the fees out of pocket? A good elder law attorney can help find a solution.

“The middle-class people struggle paying for this added monthly cost—$3,000 to $10,000 a month—for dressing, bathing, helping,” Mark Shalloway says. “Since these people need an aid and not a doctor, it isn’t covered, and we have to look into how Medicaid can benefit these people…We can’t shelter every asset, but with planning we can work something out so they can qualify for Medicaid and nursing home care and not be broke.”

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Shalloway says elder law is different from many of the other practices of law, because the work they do is defined by the client, not the subject. Attorneys in this area of practice are looking to serve the elder community in any way possible. Clients can find assistance with more traditional aspects like wills and trusts, but also long-term care facilities and even taxes.

It’s through Medicaid planning that elder law attorneys can provide clients with the benefits they need to live out their golden years in comfort. Medicaid planning allows attorneys to find solutions to their clients’ struggle by helping them apply to plans that provide funds for elder care their loved ones (or themselves) the care they need. Through even covering just a fraction of the cost, elders are able to reap some of the benefits they not only need, but deserve.

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“Elder care lawyers look into these problems to find ways to benefit others,” Shalloway says. “That is the heart and soul of elder law.”

For more information about Mark Shalloway and his firm, call (561) 686-6200 or visit the Shalloway & Shalloway office.

1400 Centrepark Blvd, Suite #600, West Palm Beach, FL 33401