As part of an ongoing workshop series for family caregivers, College of the Canyons and the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center will host their second caregivers workshop at the Senior Center in Newhall on Saturday, October 21 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Presented by Jane McNamara, an elder law attorney in Santa Clarita, the “Coping with Caregiving: Part Two” workshop is designed to help caregivers and others be legally effective advocates and avoid the court.
In this workshop, participants will explore the legal empowerment of the advocate. The focus will be “How to Legally be an Effective Advocate, and Avoid the Court.”
Session One (9 a.m. to 10 a.m.)
· Durable Power of Attorney – what they are and how to use them.
· Advance Health Care Directive – your ticket to advocacy.
· HIPAA Release (for medical information) – avoid the “lockdown” of information.
· POLST (Physician’s Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment) – the new “DNR”
· Trusts – managing finances during illness and incapacity
· Conservatorships – A Failure to Plan: the Court gets involved.
Session Two (10:10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.)
· Common hurdles to overcome when acting as an Advocate.
· Stay out of Hot Water: Your legal duties and requirements as an Advocate.
· Financial and Tax Traps for the unwary Advocate
· Questions And Answers
McNamara will discuss the elder care continuum and how caring for an aging loved one involves legal and medical aspects. Her Santa Clarita Elder Law practice involves asset protection, helping clients evaluate their care options (medical planning, VA benefits, etc.), helping clients with important legal documents such as living trusts, wills, powers of attorney and much more.
About Jane McNamara
Jane McNamara is an elder law attorney in Santa Clarita California. Not only does she serve Santa Clarita, Saugus, Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Castaic, Newhall and Canyon Country, but she also serves the Los Angeles area at large.
The Law Office of Jane M. McNamara is a unique law firm located in the Santa Clarita Valley. Her firm focuses on legal areas which often affect seniors, the disabled, and their families. These areas encompass estate planning, planning for long-term care needs, Medi-Cal eligibility and asset protection, elder law, special needs trusts, and conservatorships for disabled young adults.
McNamara’s firm also focuses on legal areas which affect those handling a deceased loved one’s affairs. Losing a loved one is difficult, but adding the pressure of administering an estate can be overwhelming without proper guidance. Her firm assists executors, trustees, surviving spouses, and family members in after-death procedures which often include trust administration and probate.
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Register online here or by calling 661-362-3118.