Free September 22 Web Conference Helps Illinois Caregivers Address Legal Issues that Impact Seniors

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

The non-profit National Private Duty Association (NPDA), along with the

Illinois Chapter, has announced that it will host a consumer education web

conference entitled Addressing Legal Issues that Impact Seniors on Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. EST (7 p.m. CT). The live and interactive program will

provide advice on elder law matters, including pinpointing when you need to

address legal issues, what the implications are, and how to ensure that you

and your family are protected. The event is free of charge to participants.

The web conference topics include an overview of elder law issues, powers of

attorney, informed consent and guardianship, advance directives, will and

trusts, and the timing involved for each.

“Caring for an aging parent brings many challenges,” said Sheila McMackin,

president of NPDA. “It’s vital that a family know what legal issues they

need to address and the appropriate timing involved. Being knowledgeable of

these issues is key to protecting your aging parent, providing the best care


This event’s presenter is an expert on social work issues, as well as being

an attorney. Joseph T. Monahan, M.S.W., A.C.S.W., J.D. is the legal counsel

for the NPDA. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degree in social work

from the University of Illinois in Champaign and his law degree from DePaul

University College of Law.  He is very involved with training and counseling

for several legal and social issues groups.

Pre-registration for the event is required.  Sign up today by visiting the

registration link at

The NPDA is the first and only association in the country dedicated

exclusively to private pay home care providers. The NPDA, a non-profit

organization, currently represents more than 1,100 home care agencies in

forty-four states and Puerto Rico.