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Legal Issues of the Aging 2017

Product ID: CM2649
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

Develop your legal know-how

By 2030, approximately 18 percent of the U.S. population will be 65 years old or older.1 As more people grow older and require special care, they’ll need guidance in navigating the areas where their health care, finances, and legal needs intersect. Legal Issues of the Aging explores the legal, legislative, and financial issues affecting your older clients’ access to vital services. Hear from professionals involved in Wisconsin’s infrastructure for the aging, including experienced law practitioners and members of organizations caring for the elderly.

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Develop your legal know-how

By 2030, approximately 18 percent of the U.S. population will be 65 years old or older.1 As more people grow older and require special care, they’ll need guidance in navigating the areas where their health care, finances, and legal needs intersect. Legal Issues of the Aging explores the legal, legislative, and financial issues affecting your older clients’ access to vital services. Hear from professionals involved in Wisconsin’s infrastructure for the aging, including experienced law practitioners and members of organizations caring for the elderly.

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Planning Committee:

Benjamin M. Adams
Adams & Woodrow, S.C.
Neenah

Terry L. Campbell
Moertl, Wilkins & Campbell, S.C.
Milwaukee

Barbara S. Hughes
Christenson Johnson, LLC
Fitchburg

Heather B. Poster
Becker, Hickey & Poster, S.C.
Milwaukee

Kate Schilling
GWAAR Elder Law & Advocacy Center
Madison

Carol J. Wessels
Wessels Law Office LLC
Mequon

Presenters:

Michael Bernhagen
Rainbow Hospice Care, Inc.
Jefferson

Melanie L. Cairns
Disability Rights Wisconsin
Madison

Karen Lacke Carrig
Rainbow Hospice Care, Inc.
Jefferson

Peter E. Grosskopf
Grosskopf Law Office, LLC
Eau Claire

Mitchell M. Hagopian
Disability Rights Wisconsin
Madison

James A. Jaeger
Heartland Hospice
Madison

Mark T. Johnson
Christenson Johnson, LLC
Fitchburg

Avery J. Mayne
Walny Legal Group LLC
Milwaukee

John P. Zabkowicz
Moertl, Wilkins & Campbell, S.C.
Milwaukee

8:00 a.m. : Registration

8:30 a.m. : Case Law/Administrative/Fair Hearing Decisions Update

Avery J. Mayne, John P. Zabkowicz

9:20 a.m. : Discussion of Medicare Basics

  • Overview of Medicare & benefits associated with palliative and hospice care
    o Specifically outline what is covered v. what is not covered for hospice
    o Understand the gaps in coverage
    o Provide Wisconsin specific hospice resources

Kate Schilling

9:50 a.m. : Panel Discussion: An Introduction to Hospice Care and Its Nuances

  • Obtain a primer on the essential information you should know about hospice care
  • Discuss common misconceptions and frequently asked questions about hospice
  • Discover the eligibility requirements and other condition considerations
  • Understand referral and admissions processes
    o Including “what to expect” when a referral to hospice is made

Karen Lacke Carrig, James A. Jaeger

10:50 a.m. : Break

11:05 a.m. : Panel Discussion (Continued): “Bring It All Together” Session

  • Continued discussion of the most common questions asked about hospice
  • Gain a better perspective of the benefits hospice may offer your clients
  • Learn tips for what to look to determine if hospice is appropriate for your client
  • Understand the global worldview to break down barriers/negative perceptions of hospice

Benjamin M. Adams, Michael Bernhagen, Karen Lacke Carrig, James A. Jaeger, Kate Schilling

11:50 a.m. : Lunch (on your own)

12:50 p.m. : Hot Topics from Disability Rights Wisconsin: Long-Term Care Functional Screen Issues

Melanie L. Cairns, Mitchell M. Hagopian

1:50 p.m. : Piercing the Corporate Veil

Rebecca R. DeMarb, Timothy F. Nixon

1:50 p.m. : Can Assets and Eligibility be Protected by Using Testamentary Special Needs Trusts?

  • Understanding the applicable federal laws and how they interact.
  • Understanding the state probate procedures regarding the trust.
  • Current interpretations of the law
  • Different kinds of testamentary special needs trusts and when they would be appropriate
  • Drafting considerations, timing and cautionary tales: What do you need to do to make your trusts as effective as possible?

Mark T. Johnson, Peter E. Grosskopf, Heather B. Poster, Carol J. Wessels

2:55 p.m. : Break

3:10 p.m. : Can Assets and Eligibility be Protected by Using Testamentary Special Needs Trusts? (Continued)

Mark T. Johnson, Peter E. Grosskopf, Heather B. Poster, Carol J. Wessels

4:00 p.m. : Program Concludes

Following program start times, webcast replay schedule will vary slightly from above listed times.

  • Receive an update on important case law, administrative, and fair hearing decisions
  • Delve into common misconceptions and frequently asked questions about hospice care
  • Understand what a testamentary special needs trust is and its implications for your practice
  • Learn the essentials of Medicare coverage for palliative and hospice care
  • Discover how Long-Term Care Functional Screen issues may affect your clients
  • Elder law attorneys
  • Estate planning lawyers
  • Guardians ad Litem for adults
  • Health law attorneys
  • Probate practitioners
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