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Programs for Professionals


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Our attorneys and staff are available to present for community or professionals groups. Our programs are designed to address the needs of the people we service, and we welcome the opportunity to tailor our information to meet any group’s specific needs, just as we do with our clients. For more information and to discuss the details of your event, please contact Erin Vogt at: evogt@duttonelderlaw.com or 312.371.0954.


Preparing Families for Dementia

It is estimated that half of people affected with dementia are not diagnosed. Among those diagnosed, families often complain about lack of disease education, resources, and care planning. This seminar will focus on what families need to know and expect as Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias worsen over time. Practical issues such as day-to-day care, promoting autonomy and safety, and transitioning to the caregiving role will be discussed as well as planning for incapacity through legal and financial planning.

At the conclusion of this seminar, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the typical trajectory of dementia and related care issues,
  2. Identify resources to help affected individuals and families better cope with the challenges of dementia,
  3. Explain legal and financial tools to plan for incapacity and for long-term care at home or in a care facility.

Presenters: Kathryn Casey, JD, CELA, and Dan Kuhn, LCSW

Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Time: 8:30am – 9:00am registration / Program 9:00am-Noon

Location: The Moorings, 811 East Central Road, Arlington Heights, Illinois

Continuing Education and Registration: This program will award 3 clock hours to Illinois Social Workers, Professional Counselors, Nurses, Nursing Home Administrators, Occupational, Physical, & Respiratory Therapists & Certified Assistants, Psychologists, and Dieticians/Nutritionists. There is a $15.00 fee payable to Elderwerks Educational Services, a 501C3 not-for-profit corporation, for Social Workers, Professional Counselors, Nurses and Nursing Home Administrators attending this 1.5 CE credit hour event. All other professions will be charged $15.00. 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. Download flyer here.

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Legal Care for Living with a Chronic Medical Condition

When a diagnosis of a chronic medical condition is given, not only do you need to prepare medically, you need to prepare legally. This session will address important topics such as Powers of Attorney, Living Trusts, Wills. What legal options are available in planning and paying for long-term care? How can Medicare, Medicaid, long-term care insurance and personal care contracts maximize a person’s quality of life?

Presented by:  Kathryn C. Casey, JD, CELA

Date:  Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Check-In/Refreshments: 8:00am-9:00am

Program Time:  9:00am-10:30am

Location: The Garlands of Barrington, 1000 Garlands Lane, Barrington, Illinois

Continuing  Education: This program will award 1.50 clock hours to Illinois Social Workers, Professional Counselors, Nurses, Nursing Home Administrators, Occupational, Physical, & Respiratory Therapists & Certified Assistants, Psychologists, and Dieticians/Nutritionists. There is a $10.00 fee payable to Elderwerks Educational Services, a 501C3 not-for-profit corporation, for Social Workers, Professional Counselors, Nurses and Nursing Home Administrators attending this 1.5 CE credit hour event. All other professions will be charged $15.00. 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. Download flyer here.


Understanding the Surrogate Decision Makers

This session addresses the various legal methods which allow a person to make healthcare and financial decisions for another person, such as Power of Attorney for Healthcare, Power of Attorney for Property, the Healthcare Surrogate Act, and Guardianships.

Presented by: Michaela Franco, MA, JD

Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018

Time: 530pm- 6pm Registration and Light Meal; Program 6:00pm-7:00pm

Location: St Joseph Village, 4021 West Belmont, Chicago, Illinois

Continuing Education and Registration: This program awards 1.0 CEU credit to Illinois nurses, professional counselors, social workers and nursing home administrators. There is a $5.00 fee payable to Elderwerks Educational Services, a 501C3 not-for-profit corporation, for all professionals attending a 1.0credit 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. To pay by credit card, an invoice will be emailed through PayPal after registration. please call 847-462-0885 or email events@elderwerks.com to register.


Fixing Problem Trusts Through the Amazing Trust and Trustees Act

Problem Trusts can become even more problematic when they involve incapacitated grantors or beneficiaries.  What do you do when you have a poorly drafted trust, a trust that defies administration, or a trust that doesn’t meet the needs of its beneficiaries?  Call in the Trust and Trustees Act and find a remedy through decanting, virtual representation, and non-judicial settlement agreements.

Presented by: Kathryn C. Casey, JD, CELA and Helen Mesoloras, JD

Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Registration: This program is being offered in connection with the Elder Law Short Course though the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education and is for attorneys only.


Legal Remedies for Abuse, Neglect and Financial Exploitation

Presenter: Kathryn C. Casey, JD, CELA

Date: Monday, October 22, 2018

This program is for police officers and is being offered in conjunction with Illinois Attorney General.