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Joe Ilges, 314-514-9100


St. Louis area professionals who work with elderly clients should plan to register for the 2nd Annual Elder Care Planning Forum to be held on September 20th. The half-day Forum, organized by The Laiderman Law Firm, will feature more than a half-dozen presenters addressing a spectrum of pertinent health, financial and legal topics affecting the senior community. Continuing education credits will be available.

Speakers include:

  • Ron Present, of Brown Smith Wallace, speaking about the Affordable Care Act and its impact on care providers
  • Joseph G. Ilges, of The Laiderman Law Firm, speaking about paying for long term care, including Medicaid benefits
  • Anthony “Tony” Munns, of Brown Smith Wallace, discussing technology and the management of health protected information under Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Bonnie Laiderman, of Veterans Home Care, speaking about recent issues with VA Pension benefits and its use in paying for home care
  • Bill Comfort, of Comfort Long Term Care, discussing long-term care insurance claim issues
  • Debbie Emmelkamp, of Decision Point Consulting, and Steven Laiderman, of The Laiderman Law Firm, discussing the financial exploitation of seniors and corresponding legal steps that seniors can take to protect themselves.

The event will also include exhibitor booths with information of interest to elder care professionals. Sponsors and exhibitors are still being sought.

“Our first Elder Care Planning Forum was extremely useful to the 60+ professionals who attended,” noted Steven Laiderman. “Those in the field are bombarded with information; changes to healthcare laws and Medicaid, and developments in VA benefits, long-term care and technology all affect their clients. This forum can help professionals with elderly clients to stay up to date and make sense of all the information out there.”

The Forum is open to social workers, geriatric case workers, nursing home administrators, home care and hospice administrators, senior living facility staff, RNs, LPNs and other senior care professionals, and financial and insurance professionals. Cost for the half-day event is $45. Those who register before August 1st receive a discounted rate of $35.

To register online, go to www.eldercareplanningforum2.eventbrite.com. For more information, or to become a sponsor or exhibitor, call 314-514-9100.



Bonnie Laiderman, CEO

Bonnie Laiderman, founder of Veterans Home Care®, has helped more than 20,000 veterans and their spouses receive in-home care through the unique VetAssist® Program. Started in 2003 as a one-woman operation, Bonnie has overseen the growth of the company to become the national leader and unparalleled experts in VA Aid and Attendance benefits for home care. Veterans Home Care has also earned the Better Business Bureau's Torch Award for Ethics and Inc. 5000 award of fastest-growing companies seven times. Now with offices coast-to-coast, Veterans Home Care serves our veterans in 48 states throughout the country.
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