Planning for Long Term Care: A Real Love Story

Join us for this webinar, which is part of the monthly series of emotional well-being webinars offered by UVA FEAP and Hoos Well.

Caregiving can be both rewarding and challenging, and the nature of caregiving demands can be gradual or acute.  There are multiple factors that impact the caregiving relationship such as family dynamics, overall quality of the relationship, nature of caregiving demands, family/caregiver communication patterns, and the availability of resources.  One of the biggest challenges around caregiving is the availability of resources for long term care. This webinar will primarily focus on some of the legal aspects around elder law and the importance of planning ahead for long term care for you and your loved one.

Learning objectives:

  1. Learn the types of incapacity
  2. Learn the types of decisions that need to be made in incapacity
  3. Increase your knowledge of legal planning for incapacity
  4. Learn when guardianship/conservatorship are necessary
  5. Learn ways to pay for long term care, including differences between Medicare and Medicaid

About the presenters:

Lelia Winget-Hernandez is one of only 19 Certified Elder Law Attorneys (CELA), having received this advanced certification from the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF)-- the only national organization certifying practitioners of elder and special needs law. NELF’s CELA designation is itself certified by the American Bar Association. Lelia is also a member of the Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Lelia received her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia in 1993, and her juris doctorate, cum laude, from the University of Hawaii in 2000.  She was licensed to practice law in Virginia in 2001 and in Hawaii in 2004.

Michael Winget-Hernandez received his undergraduate and law degrees from the Baylor University, in Waco, Texas.  He was licensed to practice law in Texas in 1984, and in Virginia in 2013.  Much of Michael’s career was at the Texas Attorney General's Office. He was there nearly 20 years and handled a vast array of civil matters from eminent domain and civil rights litigation to consumer protection and employment discrimination matters. Currently, Michael and his wife Lelia own and operate Commonwealth Life & Legacy Council* with three office locations in Virginia:  Troy, Zions Crossroads, and Powhatan.

Dominique McLaughlin is an Employee Assistance Consultant with FEAP. She holds a Masters of Arts in Mental Health Counseling with a specialty in deafness from Gallaudet University. She has worked in a variety of community mental health settings including several Community Services Boards (CSBs) providing mental health and substance use/misuse services. Ms. McLaughlin most recently worked at the Region Ten Community Services Board from 2007-2020 providing a variety of mental health and substance use services that included comprehensive assessments, individual therapy, group therapy, emergency services, crisis intervention, and most recently as the Program Manager of Region Ten’s Access and Adult Clinical Services team. Ms. McLaughlin uses a strengths-based, solution-focused approach. Ms. McLaughlin is passionate about self-care and eldercare. Dominique was recently featured as a panelist for a UVA Medical Center Hour on Caregiving and Burnout in America.

*The University of Virginia, its Schools/Units/Departments, Affiliate Organizations, and UVA Health System do not promote, endorse, or otherwise offer any value judgment regarding the quality of the products or services provided by the Commonwealth Life & Legacy Council. Moreover, the appearance of representatives from the Commonwealth Life & Legacy Council at this event does not and shall not be construed, directly or indirectly, as constituting an endorsement, testimonial, or promotion as to the quality of the products or services promulgated by the Commonwealth Life & Legacy Council.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this program are solely those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or positions of the University of Virginia, its schools/Units/Department, Affiliate Organizations, and UVA Health System.  

Register for webinar, Dec. 14 at 12:00 pm