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Navigating Legal Issues for Family Caregivers

Presented by: Helen Mesoloras, JD and Catherine Stowers, LCSW, Caregiver Specialist with PLOWS Council on Aging

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2018

Time: 10:00am - Noon

Location: Palos Heights Parks and Recreation Building, 6601 W 127th St, Palos Heights, IL 60463

In addition to covering community-based services, this session will answer fundamental legal questions common to family caregivers.

Helen will cover topics such as:

  • What are the duties and authorities under a Power of Attorney for Healthcare, Living Trust or Living Will?
  • How does the law allow for a person to manage an incapacitated person’s finances?
  • How you can assist your clients avoid legal pitfalls as a family caregiver.

Registration: There is no cost to attend, However, advanced registration is required by calling 708-361-0219


A Legal Road Map for Aging Well

If the only certainties in life are death and taxes, then one of the major uncertainties is how our golden years will play out. We all hope to age well with excellent physical and mental health, but we should all prepare for the possibility that we might become ill, disabled, or lose cognitive function. Attend this program, presented by an elder law attorney, to learn how the proper advanced legal planning can help ensure a smoother and safer journey.

Presenter: Kathryn Casey, JD, CELA, Partner and Certified Elder Law Attorney

Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Time: 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Location: The Springs of Vernon Hills, 350 South Milwaukee Ave., Vernon Hills, Illinois

Registration: There is no charge for community members to attend. However, advanced registration is required. Please call 847-462-0885 or send an email to events@elderwerks.com to register.


Legal Care for Living with Dementia

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

Presented by: Katheryn Casey, JD, CELA

Date: Monday, July 15, 2019

Location: This program is being offered in conjunction with Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Please call Paige Gesicki, LCSW at 312-503-5767 for more information.


Long-Term Care: Medicare Does Not Pay for It All

When you are diagnosed with a chronic medical condition, not only do you need to prepare medically, you need to prepare legally. Besides having the proper estate planning documents, you need to know what legal options are available in planning and paying for long-term care. That Medicare will pay for it all is a myth. This session will focus on the limitations of Medicare and how Medicaid, long-term care insurance, and personal care contracts can be used to maximize a person’s quality of life.

Presenter: Kathryn Casey, JD, CELA, Partner and Certified Elder Law Attorney

Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Time: 10:00am -10:30am Registration / Program 10:30am -Noon

Location: Arlington Heights Senior Center, 1801 W Central Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Registration: There is no charge for community members to attend. However, advanced registration is required. Please call 847-462-0885 or send an email to events@elderwerks.com to register.