Julieanne Steinbacher, Esq., founding shareholder of Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak, and founder of the National Alliance of Attorneys for Alzheimer’s Planning (N3AP), as well as Kristin Daugherty, long-term care planner, Certified Medicaid Planner™ and Certified Dementia Practitioners®, recently traveled to Tempe, Ariz., from Jan. 31 to Feb. 1 to meet with over 75 other leading elder law attorneys and key staff from across the nation. Presentations focused on Alzheimer’s and dementia planning; employee engagement in elder law firms; creating dementia friendly environments and included two options for dementia care certification training with the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP). Guest speakers included Matt Paxton, speaker, podcaster and host of the hit TV show Hoarders and new show Legacy List; Nellie Stolarz, Vice President of Training with NCCDP; members of the N3AP Steering Committee; SHRM-SCP, Kolbe Certified Consultant Julie Shore; and publisher, author and coach, Mike Capuzzi.
The non-profit group, a subsidiary of the Million Dollar Solution (MDS), celebrated its second year at The Tempe Mission Palms Hotel and Conference Center. Networking events were held in conjunction with the presentations and training, allowing the attorneys and their staff members to share best practice ideas amongst their colleagues.
Attorney Steinbacher, whose passion for elder law and Alzheimer’s Planning emanates in all facets of her life, stated, “After being in the elder care field for over 25 years, I had really seen the need for attorneys to help their clients and communities overcome the difficulties of dealing with Alzheimer’s and dementia. This national non-profit was created to help to disseminate information to attorneys across the nation, so we all can face Alzheimer’s and dementia as well equipped as possible.”
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