Elder Advocacy and Law BootCamp

https://bootcamppros.com/
Contact: Jennifer at 239-333-2038
jennifer@bootcampproductions.com

Elder Advocacy and Law BootCamp

Program: Elder Advocacy and Law BootCamp

  • This course will provide Attendees with an in-depth knowledge of the legal field when it comes to estate planning, elder law and programs that are available to people in need of long-term care assistance. 
  • The course will address the legal concerns that a person faces when they get older and how elders can get the care, they need without losing their life savings. 
  • Attendees will come away with the knowledge to answer tough questions concerning Estate Planning and Medicaid Benefits. 
  • It will provide the attendees with an overview of the Florida Waiver programs and its complexities regarding married couples and the spousal impoverishment rules.  
  • This course will also give attendees a thorough explanation of decision-making documents including Power of Attorney, Health Care Surrogate, HIPAA Waivers, Living Wills and Designation of Pre-need Guardians. It will discuss how and when to use them each properly and what differentiates these documents. 
  • This course will cover updates in senior care and elder law including Medicaid rules and regulations, ABLE accounts, Validity of Documents, Medicaid Asset Verification Program, Medicaid Trends, Protective Orders and Medicaid, Estate Recovery, Improperly Drafted Deeds, Joint Bank Accounts and IRAs & Medicaid. 
  • This course will cover the signs or symptoms of nursing home abuse and/or neglect, including taking note of alerting statements and risk factors.

Approval active from: October 18, 2019 – October 17, 2020 (Expiration date)

Approval Statement: The Elder Advocacy & Law BootCamp is approved for 4.0 CEs and 1 Ethics CE (total of 5.0 CEs) by the Patient Advocate Certification Board to satisfy the requirements for Board Certified Patient Advocates (BCPA). Approval code: 18032.

Learning Objectives:

The first hour will cover education and awareness for those individuals who work with older adults and to raise awareness about the types of abuse, risk factors and indicators, as well as the reporting process and requirements. The objective is for attendees to have a better understanding of the issues around advocacy, policy and training for those individuals that work with older adults on a daily basis. 

Supports BCPA Competencies:

2. Empowerment, Autonomy, Rights, and Equity
4. Healthcare Access, Finance, and Management
5. Medical Knowledge and the Healthcare System
6. Professionalism, Professional Development, and Practice

The second hour will delve into the statistics and trends of nursing homes and their residents. The attendees will gain a better appreciation of the symptoms of nursing home neglect and/or abuse, as well as come away with an understanding of the differences between negligence and malpractice. With an increased understanding of the pitfalls and traps, the attendees will be better suited to act in a proactive manner on behalf of their patients. 

Supports BCPA Competencies:

2. Empowerment, Autonomy, Rights, and Equity
4. Healthcare Access, Finance, and Management
5. Medical Knowledge and the Healthcare System
6. Professionalism, Professional Development, and Practice

The third hour covers the options available to seniors for estate planning. This hour will detail the goals of each different estate planning document, how to differentiate documents, what they are used for and when they can and should be used. The objective of this hour is to prepare the attendees to provide the seniors they work with guidance and understanding of the legal documents involved in aging. 

Supports BCPA Competencies:

2. Empowerment, Autonomy, Rights, and Equity
3. Communication and Interpersonal Relationships
4. Healthcare Access, Finance, and Management
5. Medical Knowledge and the Healthcare System
6. Professionalism, Professional Development, and Practice

The fourth hour will cover the assistance available to seniors through the Medicaid program Florida Medicaid Waiver Programs. It will detail how these programs work, how seniors can qualify and how to help seniors avoid common mistakes that can disqualify them or penalize them for these programs. It will also discuss the importance of guiding seniors to have a big picture approach and plan for their care throughout the rest of their lives. The objective of this hour is for attendees to have a complete understanding of these programs and be able to effectively advise the senior population they serve. 

Supports BCPA Competencies:

2. Empowerment, Autonomy, Rights, and Equity
3. Communication and Interpersonal Relationships
4. Healthcare Access, Finance, and Management

The final hour will be in game format (Jeopardy) and cover current issues affecting the elderly including proposed laws, law changes, new laws and their implications. The objective of this session is for attendees to understand the new rules, new court cases that could affect seniors and how to use the new regulations and trends to assist the seniors they help and to know what they should be expecting and how to prepare for possible changes.

Supports BCPA Ethical Standards – 1 Ethics CE

 

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