Seminar Detail

California Elder Law - 2019
California Elder Law - 2019

Where:   OAKLAND, CA

When:  Friday, July 19, 2019 at 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

If you provide services to geriatric populations, your organization faces a legal and regulatory maze. In order to understand the needs and concerns of patients and their families, and to provide appropriate services and referrals, you are expected to have a thorough understanding of common and complex issues related to advanced care planning, accessing the health care system, informed consent, Medi-Cal eligibility, Veteran’s benefits, conservatorship, aging in place, identifying elder abuse – and more.

Ms. Thorp and Ms. Fielder will provide current information that is crucial to understanding the legal and financial issues which impact the everyday aspects of providing health care services. You will leave this seminar with more confidence in care planning and case management of your geriatric patients.
  1. Compare the purpose of four different Estate Planning documents.
  2. Identify types of care covered by Medicare and long-term care Medi-Cal.
  3. Discuss revisions in Medicare, Medi-Cal and the Affordable Care Act.
  4. Describe types of Veterans' benefits.
  5. Compare types of conservatorships.
  6. Discuss signs of elder abuse and understand strategies for preventing it.


Cynthia Thorp, J.D., is in private practice and has provided a broad range of legal services to elders, families and children in Santa Clara County for 35 years. In her private practice, she strives to work closely with her clients to achieve the best possible outcome as they face challenging legal, medical, mental capacity, long term care, and life issues. Ms. Thorp is available for consultation and representation on elder law, estate planning, long term care planning, conservatorships, and elder abuse prevention.

Prior to her current elder law and estate planning practice, her experience includes providing quality legal services to elders as supervising/staff attorney at Senior Adults Legal Assistance (SALA) and court-appointed work in family court. Ms. Thorp taught law students at Santa Clara University School of Law’s community-based civil law clinic; worked at the Santa Clara County Superior Court Self-Help Center and Restraining Order Help Center; and as a Mental Health Hearing Officer.

She is an active member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR). She is co-chairperson of the Elder Abuse Task Force of Santa Clara County and has been dedicated to elder abuse prevention, advocacy and education for over 30 years. Ms. Thorp graduated from UCLA School of Law and grew up in Santa Clara, attending college at San Jose State University.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Cynthia Thorp is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Cynthia Thorp is co-chairperson of the Elder Abuse Task Force of Santa Clara County.
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