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This program is designed for professionals with post-master’s experience who want to enhance their understanding of contemporary theory, research, and practice with older adults and their families.
One of the most difficult tasks in the world is putting together a plan that you hope you and your loved ones will never have to use. When the unexpected happens, however, it helps to have the proper documents in place to deal with life’s complications, especially when they are designed to help you care for someone close to you. This session will focus on the legal planning necessary in order to plan for today and the future.
Ms. Casey concentrates in the area of elder law and is one of only a few certified elder law attorneys in Illinois. Her vast knowledge and presentation style make her the perfect person to speak on this important topic.
For those requesting Continuing Education Credit, there is a $10.00 fee payable to Elderwerks Educational Services, a 501C3 not-for-profit corporation, for all professionals attending a 1.5 CE credit hour event. Payments are non-refundable. All proceeds are tax-deductible in accordance with Illinois law (tax ID#46-0916476). Please send payment to Elderwerks Educational Services, PO Box 92, Cary, IL 60013. You can also call 847-462-0885 or send an email to Events@Elderwerks.com to pay via other sources.
Building on a new success of cognitive-behavioral techniques for hoarding a new protocol has been developed by Metro Boston Housing Partnership. This training will present the new protocol. Presenters include Christiana Bratiotis and Jesse Edsell-Vetter
Topics include: “Motivational Interviewing and Other Strategies for Health Behavior Change,” “Brief Interventions for Adddressing Mental Health Disorders in Primary Care,” and “Stress Management and Coping Skills for Patients with Medical Conditions.”
Understanding Decisional Capacity: How a Neuropsychologist Can Evaluate and Legal Options for Substitute Decision Making
By attending this session, participants will learn
- How neuropsychologists objectively evaluate cognitive functioning for the purposes of diagnosis and treatment planning and when to engage a neuropsychologist.
- The primary uses of a neuropsychological assessment and the major domains of cognition and emotion assessed by neuropsychologists.
- The levels of decisional capacity needed to engage in the contract of power of attorney for healthcare and property.
- Rights and responsibilities of an agent under power of attorney including those that the agent doesn’t have.
- The guardianship process and the role, authority, and powers of a guardian.
Sherrie D. All, Ph.D. and Michaela P. Franco, MS, JD.
Dr. All received her PhD in clinical psychology with a specialization in neuropsychology from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science and completed her pre-doctoral internship and 2-year post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. All founded CCCW in 2012 to provide the “what’s next” after a diagnosis of cognitive decline, filling what she saw as a much-needed treatment gap.
Ms. Franco, who also has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, has been licensed to practice law since 2006. Prior to joining the firm in September of 2015, she practiced for nine years with the Cook County Public Guardian. This experience provided her with a broad background in probate matters, litigation, and client counseling. Her clinical background provides her with a unique perspective on elder law and capacity issues.
Valet Parking will be provided.
- Review rights and responsibilities of an agent under power of attorney including those that the agent doesn’t have
- Guidance on the guardianship process and the role, authority, and powers of a guardian
- Overview of legal remedies available to adult protective services including access and freeze orders
- Discussion of legal safeguards that can be put in place by clients to protect from neglect, abuse, and financial exploitation
Melissa concentrates her practice in elder law, with a focus on long-term care planning, which includes Medicaid and VA planning, litigation for vulnerable adults against abuse, neglect, and exploitation, and guardianship estates. Her vast knowledge and presentation style make her the perfect person to speak on this important topic.
There is a $10.00 fee payable to Elderwerks Educational Services, a 501C3 not-for-profit corporation, for all professionals attending a 1.5 CE credit hour event. Payments are non-refundable. All proceeds are tax-deductible in accordance with Illinois law (tax ID#46-0916476). Please send payment to Elderwerks Educational Services, PO Box 92, Cary, IL 60013. You can also call 847-462-0885 or send an email to Events@Elderwerks.com to pay via other sources.
The 21st century is bringing about vast changes in the demographics of the United States. Notably, the population is aging at a rapid rate, and incidence of chronic illness and dementia is increasing, the disability population is aging, the nature of medical choices is changing due to evolving medical technology, and health care delivery systems are becoming increasingly complex. These trends bring health care clinicians up starkly against a growing challenge: The rising tide of patients with diminished decisional capacity.
Social group for people with early stage to moderate memory loss and their care partners.