Doris Gelbman, Esq, Elder Law Attorney

Doris Gelbman, Esq, Elder Law Attorney
Tuesday, February 20, 2018


Tuesday, June 19, 10:00 - 11:30 am

Aging in Place - Housing and Care Options for Seniors

What's the difference in assisted living and skilled care (nursing home) facilities?  Many people believe that they can check into Assisted Living or a Nursing Home just like a hotel.  That's typically not what happens.  More often a medical crisis results in hospitalization and from the hospital, folks are discharged to a facility for "rehab".  Following rehab, decisions have to be made about keeping the patient safe  Learn the differences between assisted living, health and rehabilitation facilities and skilled care facilities.  Free and open to the community.

Tuesday, July 17, 10:00 - 11:30 am

Advocating for Friends or Family Members in Healthcare Settings

Often a sick or frail person is unable to make appropriate decisions about his/her own care.  When that happens, another must do it for them.  More seriously, some facilities are not delivering the needed care.  When that happens, a loved one might need to step in and deal with healthcare professionals.  How do you pick a provider or facility?  What's the best way to deal with providers who fail to take proper care of your friend or relative?  When does Medicare of other insurance pay?  What's a "care plan"?  How do we get help with paying or even understanding what this billing is about?  What resources are available?  All this and much, much more!  Free and open to the community.

Will Not Meet In August

Open to all.

Senior Center

Fee: free