Monday, May 10, 2010

Prof. Kelley reprises presentation on caring for aging parents from afar

Prof. Pamela R. Kelley, Justice Center faculty, reprised her presentation, "Balancing Acts: Aging Parents and Long Distance Care Giving," for faculty and staff on May 5. Prof. Kelley spoke for the first time on this topic on April 16 at an event in cooperation with CAFÉ (Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence).

Faculty and staff unable to attend either of the earlier programs will have the opportunity to attend this session on care giving for elderly parents on Development Day, May 13.

Prof. Kelley has written a resource manual for long-distance caregivers in the UAA community, and presents her materials from a lawyer and caregiver's perspective. Topics include critical legal documents, family medical leave, care coordination, professional services available, troubleshooting Medicare coverage questions and appeals, housing alternatives, and the latest changes in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (health care reform).

The May 5 presentation was recorded. The podcast and PowerPoint are available at the CAFÉ website.