Are you overwhelmed dealing with the legal, medical and physical needs of an aging parent or a medically challenged family member? Are you looking ahead to when you need to care for a family member and wondering how to prepare? You’re not alone. There’s so much to consider – from legal issues to an increasingly complex healthcare system. What you don’t know can cost precious time, money and energy. This free lunch-and-learn seminar presented by Plachta Murphy & Associates will give you the knowledge you need to be an even better caregiver and advocate for your loved one.
This two-part seminar will include:
Understanding the legal issues
Presenter: Brian J. Plachta, J.D., attorney
You’ll learn about estate planning and the legal documents that you need to have in place to protect your loved one and yourself. You’ll also learn about long-term care insurance as well as the government benefits that may be available to your loved one – including Medicare and Medicaid, Veterans’ benefits, and Social Security disability and retirement benefits.
Being an advocate for your loved one
Presenters: Vicki Poleni, MSW, LMSW; Sharon Depcinski, MSW, LMSW
You’ll learn how to be a better advocate and get the care you need for your loved one in an increasingly complex healthcare system. You’ll learn how to get organized with a Caregiver Checklist, deal with insurance companies and healthcare providers, explore the range of care options – and where to go for help when you need a Professional Medical Advocate.
Please RSVP by May 31 to Lisa Peterson via email at LPeterson@pmalawpc.com or by phone at 616-458-3994.