Surrogate Decision-Making: Who Decides When a Patient Can’t?

03oct5:00 pm6:30 pmSurrogate Decision-Making: Who Decides When a Patient Can’t?Programs for Professionals

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Presenter: Helen Mesoloras, JD, Partner and Elder Law Attorney

This session will discuss the types of decision-makers authorized by Illinois law to make decisions on behalf of a disabled adult including agents under Powers of Attorney, trustees, guardians, and health care surrogates. Before you can successfully work with these decision-makers you need to (1) understand whether the decision-maker is legally entitled to make the decision at issue, and (2) know the extent of a decision-maker’s authority and what ethical standards he or she should apply when making decisions. This presentation will discuss these issues, and more, along with questions commonly asked of elder law attorneys.

Continuing Education: This program awards 1.0 ethics credit for Illinois nurses, professional counselors, social workers, and nursing home administrators.

Registration and Cost: A $5.00 fee payable to Elderwerks Educations Services is requested prior to this event. Payments are non-refundable. To register, send an email to or call 847-462-0885


October 3, 2019 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm CST(GMT-05:00)


Waverly Inn Memory Care Community

515 West Rand Road, Arlington Heights, Illinois

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Attorney Amy Gjesdahl, JD

Amy concentrates her practice in elder law, with a focus on adult guardianship, probate and trust administration, and litigation for vulnerable adults against abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

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