Program – Gene Lennon

There are various documents that make up an Estate Plan. These documents not only direct your wishes at death but can be very important to help you while alive and may even help preserve your estate assets . What are these documents? There are various types of documents such as a Durable Power of Attorney, Health Care Power of Attorney, Health Care Directive, Living Trust and a POLST. They each have a different function to help your loved one help you should you lack physical or mental capacity to make your own decisions.

Dedra Jize holds a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from San Jose State University and is a Certified Senior Advisor and Geriatric Care Manager at the Law Offices of Roy W. Litherland. She helps families as they may be struggling with the care or plan for a loved one. This involves assessing (physical, psychological and social health), advocating (assures that the senior’s wishes and voice is being heard) and assisting (providing resources and finding payment options such as Medi-Cal) seniors and their family members. Combining Geriatric Care Management (GCM) with an Elder Law Attorney provides a unique approach that is comprehensive beyond the standard services offered by GCM’s.