Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Upcoming Free Caregiver Seminars

The Elder Law Office of Emma Hemness is sponsoring six free seminars for Seniors and family caregivers in May. The first program is presented by a Florida ombudsman. For people not familiar with the Florida Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, an ombudsman "is an advocate for people who live in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family care homes. All services are confidential and free of charge." There are also programs about caregiving, veteran's benefits, avoiding fraud, and Medicaid Managed Care. Registration is required (the registration webpage is here).

Here is a partial list of these programs:

Your Buddy the Ombudsman: What you didn't know or didn't know to ask
Don Hering, Director of Field Operations, State LTC Ombudsman
May 1st from 10:30am - noon
Jimmie B. Keel Library
2902 W. Bearss Ave, Tampa, FL
How to Expect the Unexpected: 
Preparing caregivers for transitions in care, advocating for their loved one, and securing benefits in plain English
Ann Cholowski, M.D., J.D., Life-Path Hospice
May 5th  9:00am - noon
Embassy Suites USF
3705 Spectrum Blvd
Tampa, FL
 So You're a Caregiver, but Who is Taking Care of You?
Allan W Redash, M.D.; Teri Redash, R.N.
May 19th  9:00am - noon
The Galleria at USF
3720 Spectrum Blvd
Tampa FL
What Medicaid Managed Care Means to Sick Seniors and Their Families
Rebecca Bell, Esquire, BCS, LLM in Elder Law
May 22 10:30am - noon
Jimmie B. Keel Library
2902 W. Bearss Ave, Tampa, FL
You can get more details by downloading the event flier here.

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