Freeman News

Caregiver Support Group Offers Guardianship Education

June 14, 2021

Legal Aid and Home Instead to Present Program

Joplin, Mo – The Freeman Health System Caregiver Support Group will host guest speakers from Legal Aid and Home Instead® at the Thursday, June 17, meeting. Legal Aid of Western Missouri Project Director and attorney, Jeffiner Thompson, will discuss guardianship, power of attorney, healthcare directives and beneficiary deeds, as well as federal rights to medicare, social security and more.

Laura Land of Home Instead Senior Care will discuss how to help a loved one with personal hygiene along with discussion of equipment that can assist in caring for an individual.

Facilitated by Jennifer Berry, MSW, LCSW, the support meets from 10:30 am to 11:30 am at Freeman East conference rooms. Physical distancing and wearing masks will be practiced.

RSVP to Kathy Mason at or call 417.347.8463.



About Freeman Health System

Locally owned, not-for-profit and nationally recognized, Freeman Health System includes Freeman Hospital West, Freeman Hospital East, Freeman Neosho Hospital and Ozark Center – the area’s largest provider of behavioral health services – as well as two urgent care clinics, dozens of physician clinics and a variety of specialty services. In 2020, Freeman earned dozens of individual awards for medical excellence and patient safety from CareChex®, a quality rating system that helps consumers evaluate healthcare providers. U.S. News & World Report named Freeman Health System the Best Hospital in Southwest Missouri for 2020-2021. With more than 320 physicians on staff representing more than 80 specialties, Freeman provides cancer care, heart care, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopaedics, children’s services and women’s services. Additionally, Freeman is the only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in a 70-mile radius. For more information, visit