Legal planning tools for empowering older adults aging caregivers and people with disabilities
Tools for Empowering Older Adults, Aging Caregivers and
People with Disabilities
Loretta Morris Williams, J.D., CELA
Senior Associate Attorney, HALE BALL, PLC
Rikki S. Epstein, M.Ed.
Executive Director, The Arc of Northern Virginia
Erica Wood, J.D.
Assistant Director, ABA Commission
on Law and Aging
Sally Balch Hurme, J.D.
Consultant and Author
What are the transition points for
parents and caregivers of
individuals with disabilities?
How prepared are parents and caregivers
of adult children with disabilities in
planning for the care of their loved one
when they are no longer able to provide it?
What elements should be in the
future plan for the whole family?
What are the challenges when trying to talk about
what will happen when one or both parents are gone?
How do you start these important conversations?
How do you include the son or daughter, other family
members and future caregivers?
In addition to being a “parent” or “child,” there may be
other legal roles. Let’s talk about each one to explain
what it is, the responsibilities that come with the role,
how best to involve the individual in decisions that need
to be made, and how to transfer that role to another.