23rd Sep 2015
On June 9, 2015, attorney Susan Rooth became one of the founders of the Florida Caregivers Network. Susan is on the Board of Directors and has accepted the role of Secretary. Florida Caregivers Network , Inc., is a Florida not for profit organization.
The Florida Caregivers Network is focused on raising awareness of neurocognitive disorders while providing much needed support to those caring for their loved ones suffering from a neurocognitive disorder. Neurocognitive disorder is commonly referred to as dementia. The disorder can affect a person’s memory, attention, learning, language, perception, and social cognition. Florida Caregivers Network wants to educate citizens so they can help improve the quality of life for those suffering with dementia and their caregivers.
As an elder law attorney, Susan Rooth, brings a tremendous amount of legal knowledge and practical experience as she has served clients and families devastated from dementia. Susan understands the importance of proper estate planning and the need for Advanced Directives. Advance Directives can include: durable power of attorney, appointment of healthcare surrogate, and living will.
When a person executes Advanced Directives they give permission and enable a third party to make financial decisions and medical decisions on their behalf. These important legal documents are designed to allow you to make a decision in your best interest for when you need help the most. A great example of when you need help most is if you are suffering from dementia. These legal documents must be prepared and signed in the earliest stages of dementia. As the condition progresses, the patient can no longer understand and therefore cannot sign legal documents. That is exactly when the document is needed most.
To learn how we are reaching out to the community and to see how you can contribute to your community’s dementia awareness, visit the Florida Caregivers Network website: