In this series of nine podcasts, Julieanne E. Steinbacher, Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA*) explores issues affecting families impacted by Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. The following podcasts reflect not only Attorney Steinbacher’s professional experience but her personal understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
*Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation, Attorney Steinbacher practices law in Pennsylvania, with offices in Williamsport and State College.
Planning that Makes the End of Life Better
In the first podcast of this series Elder Law Attorney Steinbacher describes thinking that is fundamental to understanding how to organize planning for the second half of life, especially when Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia is a factor.
Really Understanding the Diagnosis
In podcast number two, Attorney Steinbacher, CELA* examines how an accurate understanding of the diagnosis can help clarify the progression of the disease.
Finding Options to Care Needs as a Family
Exploring care needs as a family may lead to surprising solutions. In podcast number three, Julie Steinbacher, CELA* discusses the benefits that can result when families pool their strengths and ideas, community resources, and benefit programs to address the care needs of a family member who has Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.
Exploring Care Options
In podcast number four, Attorney Julieanne E. Steinbacher, CELA* delves into care options when the progression of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia prevents aging in place.
Those who are living with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia may be particularly vulnerable to a financially damaging criminal solicitation. In this fifth podcast, Certified Elder Law Attorney Julieanne E. Steinbacher suggests that prevention of unwanted solicitation may involve managing telephone communications.
The Most Important Documents
Organizing your affairs begins with carefully designed legal documents. Podcast number six highlights the most important of all the estate planning documents and clarifies why early planning is crucial, especially when there is a family history of Alzheimer’s disease.
To Move or Not to Move
If a change in residence seems likely, is there a best time to make that move? When there is a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, there very well may be an opportune time to relocate to a suitable residence. Join Julieanne E. Steinbacher, CELA* as podcast number seven explores the reality that timing really does matter.
Caring for the Caregiver
It is no mystery that providing care for a loved one becomes more and more complex as their Alzheimer’s disease, or dementia progresses. Supporting the caregiver is immensely important to that caregiver’s physical and emotional health and welfare. In podcast number eight, Attorney Steinbacher discusses meaningful ways to support the caregiver spouse.
Aging in Place
The final in this series, podcast number nine, details the important steps to take when aging in place seems to be an option. Certified Elder Law Attorney, Julieanne E. Steinbacher discusses strategies that may create success when coordinating care, treatment, and family needs.