Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Caregiver Workshop Invite

Volunteer Care Teams’ Roles as Advocates
Sponsored by First Presbyterian Church, Binghamton
Broome County Council of Churches

September 23, 2009
4:00-5:30 PM
3:30 pm registration & refreshments
Broome County Council of Churches
3 Otseningo St.
Binghamton, NY 13903
See for directions

Workshop Especially for Clergy, Care Teams, Deacons,
Stephen’s Ministry Members, Parish Nurses

Lucy Dirlam, Program Manager, Information & Assistance/Intake Services,
BC Office For Aging
Diane LeFever, Nurse Manager, Community Alternative Systems Agency (CASA)
Elizabeth Joggerst, Elder Lawyer, Levene, Gouldin and Thompson

Who to Call for services
Timely issues including community resources, types of home health agencies, levels of care, legalities, elder abuse, and referral protocols
Advance Care planning

Resources will be available:
Brochures/information: various local programs and services including Information and Referral, Caregiver Services and support groups;
Services such as household tasks, shopping, transportation for seniors; In-home health aide services, including screening for appropriateness and placement.

Legal Issues: The importance of advance planning and the role of the power of attorney, health care proxy and living will. Attorney Joggerst will discuss the effect of the new law regarding the power of attorney form in New York.

Forms & educational materials: Health care proxies, living wills, Office for Aging Guidebook, Elder Services Guide.

RSVP by 9/17/09
Diane at First Presbyterian Church

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