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.
Estate planning documents (wills, trusts, powers of attorney, etc.) are essential in a crisis. In the present pandemic, our families, friends and customers are dealing with frustrating isolation, sudden debilitating illness, and untimely death. Each situation presents unique challenges that is best resolved with a specially designed legal document. Attorney Norman (Gene) Richards has compiled a Gene Coping in Crisis Estate Planning Solutions chart that lists some challenges and identifies the legal documents that meet each challenge. We hope you find the chart informative and helpful.
Please remember that Mr. Richards and the Elder Law and Estate planning team at CMDA:
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2. Offer creative solutions in this time of crisis
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Norman (Gene) Richards helps clients safely navigate life’s transitions through the skillful, practical, and compassionate application of comprehensive elder law and estate planning services. He guides clients in planning for their future care needs, including maximizing financial resources to pay for the cost of long-term care. He takes the time to understand his clients’ needs and goals and designs practical, customized solutions for them. He may be reached at (734) 261-2400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attorney Gene Richards shares a lesson on estate planning learned from an every day home project. When faced with a challenge, using a little ingenuity and the tools we have on hand, we can figure out a solution.
Attorney Gene Richards offers a 10 Point Checklist to check the validity and appropriateness of your Power of Attorney or the Power of Attorney that you are holding for someone else. Richards explains why a Power of Attorney is the most important personal legal document to have in place at this time.