For those with a family member in a long-term care facility, the MI Long Term Care Ombudsman Program (Ombudsman Program) holds a weekly video/phone conference to answer questions about COVID-19 in long term care facilities.
Every Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. you can join the Ombudsman Program for answers to questions about COVID-19 in long term care facilities. As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak evolves, the long term care Ombudsman Program continues to advocate for residents in licensed nursing homes, adult foster care, and homes for the aged. This information keeps family and friends informed of ever-changing guidelines for nursing homes and other long term care facilities. Each weekly question and answer session responds to questions the Ombudsman Program has received during the previous week. If time permits, the hosts will also take questions from those in attendance.
Sessions are one hour and take place every Wednesday at 6:30 pm. If you have a specific question you would like answered, please contact the Ombudsman Program at 517-827-8010 and leave a message or send them a detailed email at MLTCOP@meji.org.
How to Join the Weekly COVID-19 calls:
- to join by Zoom over the computer – please click here:
- to join by phone – Call 1-929-205-6099
Meeting ID: 829 7146
Please be sure to visit the Ombudsman Program website for more details about the call and for information about COVID-19 and the ombudsman program. Questions and answers discussed each week will be posted on the website.
The government has begun to deposit economic stimulus payments to those with direct deposit set up with the IRS. The process of issuing payments will take several weeks and people will receive them at varying times. Those with direct deposit will receive funds first.
You may visit the IRS FAQ page for the most up-to-date answers to your questions, including:
- Will I get a payment?
- How much will my payment be?
- How and when will I receive it?
- Do I need to do anything to get it?
If you are worried about whether you or your family have the right legal documents in place in a health emergency or sudden death, contact one of our estate planners. They are available to answer your questions about wills, trusts and powers of attorney during this time of uncertainty.
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In this video, Attorney Gene Richards speaks about a free resource you can use to put a will or medical power of attorney in place without the use of an attorney in an emergency situation. In an emergency, it is better to have something in writing than nothing. It’s always best to work with an attorney for your legal documents, and you should not copy documents from the Internet or try to draft them yourself. In a pinch, however, Mr. Richard’s recommends a Michigan resource that includes a statutory Will, medical POA and for organ donation. These documents, which have been vetted by attorneys and approved by the state legislature, can be found be clicking here.
In these uncertain times, we would like to bring you a little diversion, entertainment, and fun to help alleviate stress. The elder law attorneys at CMDA just received a shipment of puzzle booklets and would like to send one your way. We hope working on a Sudoku, word search, or crossword puzzle can help ease your mind, if only for a few minutes each day.
To receive a complementary puzzle booklet, please send your contact information to: email@example.com and we will mail you a booklet. We wish you and your loved ones continued good health.