Prepare to Care
About this event
Taking care of an aging family member is one of the most important roles we will take on during our lives. It is also one of the most daunting and demanding roles we will ever experience. What legal documents do you need to put in place? What health care and financial decisions are you allowed to make? What resources are available? This session will provide valuable information and legal advice which every family caregiver needs to know. Signup required.
Presented in Partnership with Pathlights.
Pathlights helps more than 16,000 people each year understand their options – the multiple paths to aging. Our experienced team is highly specialized and works together united in our mission. We pride ourselves on collaboration with diverse partners and as a convener of conversation and action to promote policies that encourage a healthy aging community. We listen and empower our clients to take steps that can enhance their lives.
Speaker Bio: Helen Mesoloras, JD, CELA is one of only a few Certified Elder Law Attorneys in Illinois. She has been licensed to practice law since 2004 and joined Dutton Casey & Mesoloras in 2012, where she is now a Principal Partner. She has been working in the field of elder law her entire career, with a focus on long-term care planning guardianships, probate and trust administrations, and estate planning. Helen represents clients in routine guardianship and probate matters, as well as more complex Medicaid and special needs planning cases.
She has co-authored several chapters in Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education publications, chapters in Illinois Jurisprudence (Lexis-Nexis) covering Medicaid planning and basic estate planning, and is a frequently requested presenter for attorney, consumer, and healthcare professionals’ groups. Helen was the 2017 President of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Illinois Chapter and was selected as the Outstanding Member of the Year in April 2018. She enjoys cooking, and arts and crafts projects.