The Dementia Maze: Understanding the Options and Cost of Care
Every 67 seconds someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer’s, and one in three seniors will die with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. The earlier you plan; the more options are available. Dementia is hard enough when there is a plan in place; dementia with no plan will leave families exhausted, stressed and broke.... See MoreSee Less
Free Presentation on Costs of Alzheimer's Disease: Options and Decisions
Join Dawn Houston, RN, of Hurley Elder Care Law for a Complimentary Presentation on "Costs of Alzheimer's Disease: Options, Decisions, and Discussions"
Every 67 seconds someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer’s. One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. In 2015, Alzheimer’s and other dementias cost $226 billion. You never know exactly how you will be affected by this disease, yet these statistics show that you or someone you are very close to will likely have this disease. Knowing your options and planning for the unexpected loss in functional and cognitive capacity is the best way to protect yourself. The options for paying for long-term care are limited. Did you know that Medicare will not pay for home care or assisted living care? Do you know what Medicaid provides? Most families do not realize their limited options until they are in a crisis. Have you clearly communicated to your loved ones what your wishes are and how they can step in to help you? The earlier you plan, the more options you will have available. Dementia is hard enough when there is a plan in place; dementia with no plan will leave your loved ones exhausted, stressed and broke.
Tuesday, October 24
5:00 PM-5:30 PM: Refreshments
5:30 PM-6:30 PM: Presentation
Lotus Adult Day Center Towne Lake
4595 Towne Lake Parkway, Bldg. 400, Ste.100
Woodstock, GA 30189
This event is sponsored by Lotus Adult Day Center Towne Lake and Hurley Elder Care Law and is open to the public.... See MoreSee Less
CEU on Surrogate Healthcare Decision Makers at Emory Johns Creek
Please join Miles Hurley, JD, CELA, for a Complimentary CEU on "Choosing a Surrogate Health Care Decision Maker: An Ethical Discussion"
Most healthcare professionals understand the importance of selecting a Surrogate Decision Maker for Health Care; in fact, many social workers and case managers, particularly in the health care field, frequently encourage clients to complete an Advanced Directive for health care. Mr. Hurley will detail these and various other documents that may be recommended for families/individuals receiving care to consider or that may have already been executed: Living Wills, Guardianship Appointments, Powers of Attorney, and Advanced Directives. Mr. Hurley will discuss factors to be considered when a person designates a surrogate decision maker and ethical issues surrogates themselves may face. Guidelines for making health care decisions on behalf of another person will be offered. Through a series of case discussions, he will discuss how likely a surrogate’s decisions are to match the wishes of the person who appointed him/her.
CEUs available: 1 ethic or core hour for social workers; 1 contact hour for case managers; 1 contact hour for RNs.
4:30 PM-5:00 PM Registration, Snacks and Networking
5:00 PM-6:00 PM CEU Education
Emory John's Creek Hospital
Classrooms A and B
Main Conference Room
6325 Hospital Parkway
John's Creek, GA 30097
This event is co-sponsored by Hurley Elder Care Law, Emory John's Creek Hospital and Senior Provisions... See MoreSee Less
Free Presentation on "Tough Conversations: Georgia Advance Directives"
Join Danielle Humphrey, JD, CELA, of Hurley Elder Care Law for a complimentary presentation on "Tough Conversations: Georgia Advance Directives"
Do you know who would be making your healthcare decisions if you were unable to communicate? State regulations about who can step-in and make your healthcare decisions may go against what you want. Learn why you need a Georgia Advance Directive for Health Care and what can happen if you don’t have one and cannot express your wishes. Participants will have an opportunity to complete their own Advance Directives.
Thursday, November 9
6:00 PM- 6:30 PM: Refreshments
6:30 PM- 7:30 PM: Presentation
Arbor Terrace Burnt Hickory
920 Burnt Hickory Road
Marietta, GA 30064
This event is sponsored by Arbor Terrace Burnt Hickory and Hurley Elder Care Law and is open to the public.... See MoreSee Less
Free CEU "Ethical Dilemmas in Geriatric Care" at Dogwood Forest of Acworth
Join Danielle Humphrey, JD, CELA, of Hurley Elder Care Law for a Complimentary Dinner CEU on "Ethical Dilemmas in Geriatric Care: A Case Study Approach".
Unique challenges exist at the intersection of ethical decision-making and geriatric care. Even though we have clear ethical principles, the messy realities of patients and families often leave helping professionals questioning the best course of action. Are there times when you should advocate for the family caregiver instead of the patient? Is it sometimes okay to disclose confidential information? Does your patient have the right to make her own decisions? Please join Hurley Elder Care Law in a discussion of unique ethical dilemmas in geriatric care. With the use of case studies, we will explore issues related to client identification, capacity, confidentiality, undue influence, conflicts of interest, and informed consent. Each case is unique, and we look forward to your input.
CEUs available: 1 core or ethic hour for social workers; 1 contact hour for case managers and RN’s.
5:30 PM-6:00 PM: Registration and Dinner
6:00 PM- 7:00 PM: 1 Hour CEU
Dogwood Forest Acworth
4461 South Main Street
Acworth, GA 30101
This event is sponsored by Dogwood Forest of Acworth and Hurley Elder Care Law... See MoreSee Less