Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Caregiver's bootcamp at the New Haven Public Library

New and prospective caregivers are invited to learn about the legal and procedural issues that are likely to occur in taking care of elderly and/or disabled loved ones at a seminar from 6 to 7 p.m. May. 11 at the New Haven Public Library, 133 Elm St.

According to a press release, Connecticut attorney Julia Merkt will explore

· Advocacy in residential, long term care and medical settings
· Arranging for and monitoring home care services
· Assisting with relocation and evaluation of benefits available
· Coordination of medical care
· Transportation and concierge services
· Financial matters, including Medicare and Medicaid
· Conservatorship and power of attorney

Merkt is nationally recognized in the field of elder law and received the highest competency and ethics rating through Martindale-Hubble's peer review process, the release said.
A member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys since 1992, she is affiliated with the Connecticut Bar Association’s Elder Law Section, the release said.
She is a member of the East Rock Village Association, an organization committed to the concept of supporting residents in aging at home and is involved in efforts to help the disabled achieve maximum independence in life, the release said.

There is no charge for this seminar, and free parking is available. Please register at www.caregiversmay11.eventbrite.com or call the library at 203-946-8835.

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