Michigan Elder Law Attorney Christopher J. Berry to Speak at the Solutions for Family Caregiver Expo

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The Area Agency on Aging 1-B’s Community Event Addresses Issues of Concern to Family Caregivers Including Long Term Care Costs.

Certified Elder Law Attorney Christopher Berry’s presentation is entitled “Protect Your Loved Ones From the Devastating Effect of Long-Term Care Costs – Medicaid and VA Benefits Explained”. He will explain the different paths to paying for long-term care costs focusing on Medicaid and VA benefits. Both governmental programs can be complicated and confusing. He will also provide nuts and bolts guidance on both, including the latest legal developments.

Attorney Berry was quoted: “I am really looking forward to presenting this information to family caregivers. Often caregivers are so focused on day-to-day imperatives that they fail to make vital long-term care plans. The expo is a rare opportunity to pause and consider many of the unique issues these families face.”

The Area Agency on Aging 1-B’s 16th Annual Solutions for Family Caregiver Expo will be held Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m at the Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Avenue, Novi, Michigan.

The event is heavily promoted throughout the area. It attracts 100s of participants each year with door prizes, giveaways and high-quality programming. There are also more than a 100 exhibitors. “Ask The Resource Specialist” and receive answers to questions on Medicare, Medicaid, prescription assistance and long term care insurance and learn about specific services and resources available in your community. Respite care is available on site by reservation.

More on the event can be found at: http://www.aaa1b.org/news-events/16th-annual/

About The Area Agency on Aging 1-B (Source: http://www.aaa1b.org/)
The Area Agency on Aging 1-B was established in 1974 as a unit of the United Community Services of Metropolitan Detroit, under the leadership of Sandra K. Reminga. In 1987 the AAA 1-B separated from the United Community Services of Metropolitan Detroit and was established as a private nonprofit organization.

Programs at Area Agency on Aging 1B include the opportunity for the individual to manage their care by making their own choices. With support from professionals, community resources, and informal supports, the individual can remain living at home or in the community, according to the individual’s wishes.

Contact Information for The Area Agency on Aging 1-B
29100 Northwestern Hwy., Suite 400
Southfield, MI 48034
248-357-2255

About Christopher Berry
Elder Law attorney Christopher J. Berry focuses on the areas of elder law, Medicaid planning, Veterans Benefits, and estate planning. In addition to founding the Elder Care Firm. He is also the author of the Caregiver’s Legal Guide to Planning for a Loved One with Chronic Illness, which was a #2 Best Seller on Amazon in Elder Law.

Attorney Berry is the only Certified Elder Law Attorney in Livingston County, one of a handful in Oakland County, and one of just 15 in all of Michigan. He was the second youngest lawyer in the nation to achieve the designation of Certified Elder Law Attorney, which is the gold standard for elder law attorneys.

Avvo, an unbiased and well-known attorney’s national ranking system, rated him 10 out of 10, the highest possible rating. His peers chose him as a Best Lawyer for Elder Law & Estate Planning on the list of the Best Lawyers in America and the DBusiness Magazine. Moreover, he received the Spirit of Detroit award for his efforts on behalf of the community of Metro-Detroit.

Additionally, Attorney Berry is a sought-after speaker and writer on a range of elder law topics, including long-term care planning, Veterans Benefits and Medicaid planning. He was a featured guest blogger for Wealth Counsel and the National Financial Planning Association. In addition, he had an article published through the Elder Law Attorneys’ National Academy, which addressed Medicaid Planning and Veterans Benefits issues.