By Keesje Hoekstra, Bereavement Coordinator
Elder Law Attorney Amy Davidson presented an Elder Law In-service on the evening of June 25th. Amy is a former Housecall Providers Board Member and most recently worked with the Elder Law firm of Nay & Friedenberg focusing on guardianships/conservatorships, probate, elder law, Medicaid, estate planning.
The in-service was open to Housecall Providers employees and volunteers and was well attended. Amy reviewed some of the most common concerns of our patients, caregivers and volunteers. The primary topics included elder abuse reporting, mental competency, Medicaid spend down, wills, trusts and other important elements of estate planning. Amy also discussed ethical questions raised by attendees. These concerns included the obligations of a clinician when patients and families are consistently non-compliant with the plan of care; power of attorney; and end of life healthcare decisions, in particular the use of POLST (Physician Order for Life Sustaining Treatment) and advanced directive forms.
The Elder Law In-service is offered annually as a way for Housecall Providers employees, volunteers and community members to learn more about the rights and resources available to our clients. Please contact Keesje Hoekstra, Bereavement Coordinator if you are interested in being notified about next year’s class at firstname.lastname@example.org or 971-202-5514.