Protecting Seniors in Our Communities: Care Options, Residents’ Rights and Legal Documents

December 9, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Ohio Library Council via Zoom

Sponsored by the Ohio Library Council

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Miriam Sheline is the Managing Attorney at Pro Seniors, Inc. She was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1984. Her practice is in Elder Law with an emphasis in Housing, Medicaid, Consumer, and Affirmative Litigation. Sheline has been an attorney with Pro Seniors since 2003. Before joining Pro Seniors, she was a partner with Hirsch & Sheline where she had a general civil practice with an emphasis in Domestic Relations, Probate, Real Estate and Bankruptcy. Ms. Sheline has presented seminars on Estate Planning, Medicaid, Grandparent Rights, Guardianships, Advance Directives, Nursing Home Resident Rights; and Consumer/Debtor Rights.

Robert Vines is the managing ombudsman with Pro Seniors, Inc. He started to work in the long-term care industry in 1988 and became a licensed nursing home administrator in 1994. Vines has been a long-term care ombudsman at Pro Seniors in Cincinnati since March 2000, and the Program Director there since September 2014. He lives in Dayton and is a graduate of Bowling Green State University.

Webinar Overview:
Finding reliable information for seniors and their caregivers can be difficult, even under normal circumstances. But with the ongoing pandemic, helping patrons find long-term care options is even more difficult. During this webinar, you will learn more about the resources available to ensure the safety, security, protection, and quality of life of the seniors in your community. 

Robert Vines will talk about the protections and rights of a long-term care resident as well as assistance available to make the best choices for long-term care. Plus, he will cover how to advocate for a resident who is in a long-term care facility.

Miriam Sheline will explain the legal documents required for a patron caring for a loved one, including Financial Powers of Attorney, Health Care Powers of Attorney, and Living Wills.  She will also discuss the alternatives when legal documents are not available as well as the legal responsibilities facing a caregiver.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the different types of long-term care settings in Ohio.
  • Understand the long-term care aging network.
  • Review online resources available to assist patrons who are researching long-term care options.
  • Learn more about payment options for care.
  • Locate basic resources for resolving long-term care problems.
  • Understand the legal documents a patron would need for choosing care options, managing income and resources, arranging for payment options for care, and for advocating for a long-term care resident.
  • Be aware of the legal liability and responsibility an individual faces when acting as a sponsor for a resident.

Intended Audience: All library staff who may encounter long-term care questions from patrons.

What’s Included: Participation in the live webinar and/or access to the archived version at a later date, resources (if applicable) provided by the presenters.

NOTE: Webinar invitations and access information will be sent via e-mail. Please check that your correct e-mail address is listed in you my OLC profile page.

Continuing Education Credits: For those working toward their Ohio Public Librarian or Ohio Public Library Staff re-certification, this webinar counts as (1.5) continuing education contact hours of credit.

Primary Ohio Public Library Core Competencies Addressed: Reference