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Life Planning Classes at the Library

These Following Programs
Will be Offered on Tuesdays, 10 am to 12 pm

April 5    Staying in Charge

A power of attorney for health care identifies whom you have chosen to speak for you should you become incapacitated and unable to speak for yourself. A "durable power of attorney for financial matters" identifies whom you have chosen to access your properties and financial resources in order to pay your specific expenses and other bills. Failure to obtain either power of attorney may leave no other option than conservatorship proceedings in probate court.

April 12
  Wills, Trusts, and Probate Avoiders

This class discusses the needs for a will and/or a living trust. Do you need neither, or both? Also, the probate process will be explained by addressing time, expenses and other issues. The elder law attorney will also explain available probate avoidance options that can only be addressed during life.

April 19
  Elder Care and Residential Choices

Patients, family members and other care providers need information about different types of care that can be provided at home, in assisted-living facilities or in skilled nursing homes. In being able to address end-of-life care options, Medicare's provision of hospice care is also discussed. 

April 26  Financial Planning for Long-Term Care
Patients who are unable to do at least two activities of daily living (e.g., bathing, dressing, toileting, transferring, eating), or who suffer from cognitive impairments (e.g., Alzheimer's disease, brain disorders, or mental illnesses),may need to obtain long term care. This class addresses financial planning options for long-term care.

May 3
     Medi-Cal for Nursing Home Care

The average yearly costs for California's nursing home care are over $80,000. For that reason, many people must rely on Medi-Cal for assistance in covering nursing homecare that is not covered by Medicare. Class topics include eligibility, requirements, penalties on particular property transfers and ways to protect the Medi-Cal recipient's surviving spouse from having to pay back the costs of such necessary care.

May 10
  Be Safe and Independent at Home

Learn how important it is to reduce your risks of falling in and around your home.