• Why Choose
    Our Firm?

    We limit the number of clients that we have at one time, allowing us to focus on your case.

    Personalized Representation
  • Know the
    Benefits

    Find out if you and your family can benefit from our elder law planning services!

    More Information
  • Dedicated & Experienced

    Our firm exclusively handles elder law concerns so your family can obtain peace of mind.

    Meet Your Attorney
  • Complimentary Consultation

    Let us help. Request your consultation today and we will be in touch.

    Contact Us Now

National Assisted Living Week

The week of September 11-17, 2011 has been designated as National Assisted Living Week by the National Center for Assisted Living (“NCAL”). NCAL has been celebrating National Assisted Living Week since 1995.

The theme for this year’s National Assisted Living Week is Forever Proud. This theme was chosen in part to recognize and commemorate the way the country came together as a result of the tragic events of 9/11 and how citizens took pride in being Americans helping Americans to rebuild and recover. On its website ( www.ahcancal.org/ncal/events/Pages/NationalAssistedLivingWeek.aspx), NCAL notes that the theme Forever Proud indicates “a time to celebrate what has been and will be accomplished.”

Assisted living communities play an important role in providing options to people as they become less independent due to age or illness. Assisted living communities are an option between staying home and having assistance come to you in your home and moving to a skilled nursing facility. Moving to an assisted living community allows people to maintain as much independence as possible in their own apartments while enjoying the peace of mind that having a 24/7 safety net of caring staff nearby can give.

Celebrations such as National Assisted Living Week are crucial because they help shine the spotlight on the fact that many people will need assistance as they age. Losing independence is not a popular topic of conversation among families but it is a crucial one. Awareness and preparation enhance the chances that people can choose where and how they prefer to receive long term care assistance. Not addressing the possibility doesn’t mean it won’t happen, it often just means that when it does happen, the option to choose where and how to receive assistance has been lost and people may have to settle for a default option that would never have been their first choice.

  • Why Choose
    Our Firm?

    We limit the number of clients that we have at one time, allowing us to focus on your case.

    Personalized Representation
  • Know the
    Benefits

    Find out if you and your family can benefit from our elder law planning services!

    More Information
  • Dedicated & Experienced

    Our firm exclusively handles elder law concerns so your family can obtain peace of mind.

    Meet Your Attorney
  • Complimentary Consultation

    Let us help. Request your consultation today and we will be in touch.

    Contact Us Now

Contact Us

Edwards Elder Law, P.A.
St. Petersburg Elder Law Attorney
Located at: 2510 1st Ave. N.,
St. Petersburg, FL 33713
View Map
Phone: (727) 755-5808
Website:
© 2017 All Rights Reserved.

Disclaimer

The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.