Care Coordination & Health Care Advocacy
Health care isn’t as simple as it used to be. Many families who need help protecting an elderly loved one's assets also need help finding and coordinating care. They need help with decision-making as the elder's condition progresses. That's why care coordination services are part of nearly every Life Care Plan we develop.
An Elder Care Coordinator oversees the coordination of your loved one's health and long-term care, serves as your advocate and empowers you with the knowledge you need to make the right decisions for your loved one in every circumstance.
Your Elder Care Coordinator will:
- Conduct care assessments to uncover potential problems and find solutions
- Help you locate and hire in-home help or other services
- Coordinate with medical and health care providers
- Review medical issues and offer referrals to other geriatric specialists to provide appropriate care in a way that conserves financial resources
- Help you plan for the possibility of incapacity or disability
- Provide support, guidance, and advocacy during a crisis
- Arrange for alternate housing, if needed
- Help to coordinate the transfer and transportation of an older person to or from a retirement complex, assisted care living facility or nursing home
- Provide education, counseling, and support
- Prepare and guide you and your family through the Medicaid application process
- Work in collaboration with other members of the support team serving your loved one, including long-term care administrators, accountants, physicians, and financial planners to insure that the right professional is helping you at the right time
Whether your loved one is living at home, at an assisted living facility or in a nursing home, you can relax in the knowledge that his or her care is being coordinated by a team of caring professionals who have extensive knowledge about the costs, quality, and availability of resources in the community.
A/Z Health & Elder Law offers ongoing training to arm you with the knowledge you need to partner with your loved one's long-term care facility to ensure the best care possible.