Iowa Legal Aid’s Legal Hotline for Older Iowans and the Iowa Department on Aging are presenting a free Elder Law Seminar on October 23, 2014. The seminar will provide older Iowans and their caregivers with valuable information to protect their rights and limited resources. Pre-registration by October 17, 2014 is requested to ensure that everybody receives the written seminar
The seminar will teach people about Medicaid eligibility for paying nursing home expenses and the new protections and remedies for older adults provided by Iowa’s new Elder Abuse Act and the Iowa Uniform Power of Attorney Act. Participants will also learn about the rights retained by residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities, including rights that protect residents from abuse, invasions of privacy, involuntary discharges and being denied visitors.
The seminar is funded in part with grants from Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino, the Iowa Lawyers Trust Account Commission and the U.S. Administration on Aging. The seminar will begin at 12:30 p.m. and end at 3:45 p.m. The seminar will be available as a webinar through your personal computer. It will also be broadcast over the Iowa Communications Network at 29 locations throughout Iowa including: Denison – Western Iowa Tech Community College, 11 North 35th Street, Room B-6.
A complete list of all locations and a registration form are available online at
www.connectionsaaa.org, or by calling the Legal Hotline for Older Iowans at 1-800-992-8161.