Wednesday, April 27, 2011

CAREGIVER’S BOOTCAMP AT New Haven Public Library May 11

New 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 on Wednesday, May. 11,  6-7 pm, at New Haven Public Library, 133 Elm St.  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


Atty. 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.  A member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) since 1992, she is also affiliated with the Connecticut Bar Association's Elder Law Section.  She is a member of the East Rock Village Association, an organization which is committed to the concept of supporting residents in aging at home. She is also involved in efforts to help the disabled achieve maximum independence in life.


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


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