Consent, Capacity & Health Care Planning for the Elderly Client

As our population continues to age, more lawyers are entering the field of elder law or expanding their practice to provide elder law services. Understanding the unique and complex aspects of planning for the elderly can be time-consuming and confusing for practitioners new to this growing area. This program is designed to help all lawyers, whether fresh from law school or a seasoned practitioner in another field, to increase their understanding of specific issues and tools involved in health care planning for elderly clients. Experienced estates and elder law lawyer Jennifer Foster will address essential health care and capacity issues in the context of the elderly patient. You’ll get answers to questions like:

What is Health Consent?
How is Health Consent given?
How is Capacity assessed?
Who can be named a Substitute Decision Maker?
What authority does a Substitute Decision Maker have?
What is an Advance Care Plan or Directive?
How do Health Consent and Advance Care Planning relate?
Are Advance Care Plans or Directives enforceable across provinces?

Don’t miss this opportunity to develop a base of knowledge needed to address everyday concerns and issues of senior clients and their families!

Live webinar with chat includes 60 day replay. This program features real-time audio of the presenter with synchronized presentation slides, and a chat feature that allows for live Q & A.