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Decisional Capacity - How to Evaluate and Based on the Law, Who Decides When a Patient/Client Can’t

Tuesday 05/14/2019 05:00 PM - 07:15 PM
Lexington Square of Lombard
555 Foxworth Boulevard, Lombard, IL 60148

This program, presented by a neuropsychologist and elder law attorney, will discuss the role of a neuropsychologist to objectively evaluate function for the purpose of diagnosis and treatment, the primary uses of a neuropsychological assessment, the levels of decisional capacity needed to engage in the contract of power of attorney for healthcare and property, the rights and responsibilities of an agent under power of attorney including those that the agent does not have, and guardianship process and the role, authority, and powers of a guardian.

Speakers:

Dr. Christina Vocos, Thomson Attention & Memory
Dr. Vocos joined Thomson Attention & Memory in August 2012, after completing her internship in Forensic Neuropsychology at Elgin Mental Health Center and her Doctorate from Illinois School of Professional Psychology. Her clinical interests include assessment and remediation of cognitive disorders in children, adults, and seniors.

Attorney Helen, Mesoloras, JD, Partner, Dutton Casey & Mesoloras, Downers Grove and Westchester.
Helen has been licensed to practice law since 2004 and has been working in the field of elder law the entire time. She concentrates her practice in elder law, with a focus on long term care planning, guardianships, probate and trust administrations, and estate planning.

5:00pm – 5:45pm Sign-in & Dinner
5:45pm – 7:15pm Presentations

A $10.00 fee payable to Elderwerks Educational Services, a 501C3 not-for-profit corporation, PO Box 92, Cary, IL 60013, is requested from all registrants prior to this event. Payments are non-refundable. To pay by credit card, an invoice will be emailed after registration.

To register, please email Events@Elderwerks.org or call 847-462-0885

This program will award 1.50 CEU’s to Illinois Social Workers, Professional Counselors, Nurses and Nursing Home Administrators. License number required.


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