Our firm is not only dedicated to helping our clients, but also to getting involved in our community. Here are the events we participated in, currently support, or are going to be involved with in the nearby future.
Attorneys Michael Liner and Andrew November traveled to Scottsdale, AZ for the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives. They presented with Dr. Mehle on how to handle hearing (ear) issues with Social Security disability claims.
Speaking with Charak Center
Early in September, attorney Michael Liner, spoke to the staff of Charak Center. He spoke about how their case managers and medical providers can better assist patients and clients who are seeking disability benefits. Meeting with healthcare, as well as community organizations presents an opportunity to work together. This collaboration ensures clients receive the best resources.
Attorney, Andrew November, held a discussion on Social Security disability and consumer rights at the Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center. He focused on topics such as the Trial Work Period and Substantial Gainful Activity. This Community Tuesday session was held during Deaf Awareness Week, which occurred in Cleveland from Sept. 18 – 24. The discussion on Sept. 19 allowed Liner Legal to share helpful information and programs with the public.
Cleveland Walk to End Lupus Now!
On Saturday, September 23, Liner Legal participated as a sponsor in Cleveland’s Walk to End Lupus Now! It was a beautiful day to walk a mile or 5k trail, and help raise awareness and advocate for lupus.
Visit Us at the WRAAA Expo
On Friday, October 27, Liner Legal will be at Great Northern Mall from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. This is part of the Senior Wellness Expos, hosted by the Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging.
Epilepsy Association Gala
The Epilepsy Association is hosting its 26th Annual Gala at the Marriott Downtown. The event is at Key Center on Friday, November 3rd from 6:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m. This event is held each November in recognition of Epilepsy Awareness month.
Proceeds from the Gala will support the local programs of the Epilepsy Association. Proceeds will also support direct, community-based social services for children, families, and adults affected by epilepsy.Liner Legal is proud to support the Epilepsy Association and its initiatives. To sponsor or buy tickets call Tiffany at (216) 579-1330 or go here: http://epilepsyinfo.org/html/gala.html.
LEAP Nursing Home Transitions
Linking Employment, Abilities and Potential (LEAP) is a Northeast Ohio disability-services agency that has reached a significant milestone in the area of nursing home transition services by moving more than 300 persons with disabilities from nursing homes back to community-based housing. LEAP began offering nursing home transition services in 2009 after becoming an Ohio Home Choice service provider. Established in 2008 with the goal of transitioning 2,000 Ohioans annually, the Home Choice program has become a national leader in moving people back home from long-term care facilities.
Home Choice Program
In addition to helping people with disabilities achieve a greater measure of independence, the Home Choice program also saves Ohio taxpayers an average of $22,900 per person per year by avoiding higher nursing home costs. Many individuals with disabilities end up unnecessarily in nursing homes, often after a traumatic life event such as a stroke, protracted illness, or debilitating accident. Their resulting long hospital and rehabilitation stays can sometimes cause the loss of employment, existing housing and support systems, leaving people with no place to turn beyond remaining in a long-term care facility.
The nursing home transition services provided by LEAP start with a variety of assessments to determine whether or not someone can truly thrive in community-based housing. Additional steps include helping to search for an appropriate new residence, arranging for needed in-home health and other support services, and furnishing the new housing using a modest, state-provided allowance. LEAP services typically continue for up to 90 days after move-in, and consist of home visits and additional resource location, depending on each person’s unique needs. “LEAP is committed to standing by each person as they decide for themselves where and how they want to live” said Kelley Clarett, Independent Living Specialist with LEAP. “It’s a very personal journey back home for each individual.” For more information visit their website at www.leapinfo.org or call their office at 216-696-2716.