Legal Issues for Older Adults: Life Planning for Responsible Aging

About the Course
This course will provide insight into exploitation opportunities that target older adults.  Course participants will learn about the public health aspect of scams and financial exploitation;  gain insight into Federal laws designed to protect older adults from predators and financial exploitation.  Learn about the losses incurred to scams and the outcomes on physical and mental health and wellbeing. 

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to: 
  • Describe the concept of autonomy and how it applies to the healthcare decisions of older adults.
  • Discuss aspects of wellbeing directly correlating to health outcomes.
  • Recognize types of surrogate decision-making shaped by federal laws.
  • Recognize why older adults are not likely to have advance directives. 
  • Describe estate-planning issues for the older adult. 
About the Author
Joy Siegel, EdD, MBA,
provides solution-oriented services to seniors and their families by assessing and addressing social determinants of health. Direct services are designed to improve quality of life and address such issues as crisis intervention, aging in place, identifying financial resources, home health, housing, and social services. Joy has also worked with healthcare providers and most recently consulted with AgeWell Global, leading a grant-funded pilot designed to reduce Medicare readmissions at Holy Cross Hospital in Ft. Lauderdale. Joy has participated in research projects that include exploring quality of life and healthcare systems, loneliness, civic-reengagement, and cultural competency. Her clients include Nova Southeastern University, Case Western Reserve, Jewish Community Services, and Chrysalis Health. 

How to Receive Credit
  • Attend the entire webinar which requires a 2-hour commitment of time.
  • At the end of the course, answer the Yes/No Affirmation question to indicate that you have completed the educational activity.
  • Specific to Florida: A mandatory Final Examination with a passing score of 70% or higher is required. Exam questions link content to the course Learning Outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.
Resolution of Conflict of Interest
Planners, faculty, and others in control of content (either individually or as a group) have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.
Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept support from ineligible companies. Furthermore, ineligible companies are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. 
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Accreditations and Approvals
Colibri Healthcare, LLC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 
Course ID: 64215