Florida Elder Law & Estate Planning Blog


August breakfast workshops

August 14, 2015

We had a great turnout at our three August breakfast workshops for social workers and health care workers. Over 100 attendees heard updates about several important topics: Attorney Joseph Karp discussed the health care community’s liability in the wake of Florida’s criminalization of Medicaid planning by non-lawyers; guest speaker, Attorney Jacqueline Bain of the Florida Health Care Law Firm fielded attendees’ questions about their obligations and liabilities under HIPAA; and Nancy Partin and Connie Heffelfinger of the Florida CARES unit, and Kim Clawson and Rosa Bruno of Your Aging and Disability Resource Center, provided updates on Florida’s Medicaid managed care system.

Thank you to our friends who hosted the events: Kathy Kalck, Debbie North and the staff at Harbor Place in Port St. Lucie; Sue McCracken and her team at Allegro Senior Living in Jupiter; and Ina Zimmerman and staff at the just-opened Allegro Senior Living in Boynton Beach. All are lovely facilities – with delicious food! We are fortunate to have great working relationships with so many caring professionals. Supporting one another enhances our effectiveness and ultimately benefits the families we serve.

 

 

At the breafast at Allegro Senior Living in Jupiter, Attorney Karp discusses the recent court ruling on Medicaid planning and the unlicensed practice of law.

Attorney Joseph Karp discusses recent court rulings on the unlicensed practice of law

Introductions

Nancy Partin of the CARES unit, Palm Beach County, updates attendees on the Medicaid managed care program.

Nancy Partin of the CARES unit, Palm Beach County, updates attendees on the Medicaid managed care program.

Some of our guests. Front and center is Paola Wierzbicki, director of the Palm Beach County PACE program.

Some of our guests. Front and center is Paola Wierzbicki, director of the Palm Beach County PACE program.

Kim Clawson, Director of Your Aging & Disability Resource Center