Social Work Online Course 4: Legal issues of Incapacity and Planning for Cost of Care

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Social workers should be familiar with legal terms that come up often in working with HD families and know when and where to refer for further legal expertise. Terms like substitute decision making, guardianship vs. conservatorship, spousal rights are some of the issues HD families may face.

 

INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS

Kelly Thompson, Attorney at Law, has more than 35 years of legal experience and has a specialty in elder care. She has helped HD families in the DC/VA area navigate their legal issues around health care decision making.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
After attending this course, the social worker will be able to:

  • Name 2 documents that are helpful to families making health care decisions
  • Explain one difference between a payee and guardianship
  • Describe the role of the Durable Power of Attorney, DPOA