Care Coordination

Sometimes life catches us in the middle, managing things with our own families while trying to oversee care for an ailing loved one. Having someone on your side to help navigate the changes ahead and fitting the pieces together can make all the difference.

Colleen Ceh Becvar is a gerontologist and certified care coordinator for Strohschein Law Group. Colleen will assess medical needs and identify care goals to help you develop a plan with plenty of reliable resources to support your care-giving role. Care coordination services includes meeting with family members and facility personnel to advocate for your loved one and facilitate practical steps while educating you along the way.

We are available to assist in the choices that need to be made or manage crisis situations. Strohschein Law Group understands the responsibility and has the resource to make life as a caregiver more manageable. Below is a partial list of what care coordination might include:

  • Assess the level and type of care needed and develop a care plan
  • Take steps to start the care plan and keep it functioning
  • Make sure care is received in a safe and disability friendly environment
  • Resolve family conflicts and other family issues relating to long term care
  • Become an advocate for the care recipient and the family caregiver
  • Oversee care for a loved one for out-of-town families
  • Conduct ongoing assessments to monitor and implement changes in care
  • Oversee care provided at home
  • Arrange for services of legal and financial advisors
  • Provide assistance with placement in assisted living facilities or nursing homes
  • Monitor the care of a family member in nursing home or in assisted living
  • Find appropriate solution to avoid a crisis
  • Coordinate medical appointments and medical information
  • Arrange transportation to medical appointments
  • Assist families in positive decision making
  • Develop long range plans for older loved ones not now needing care
  • Educate families regarding diagnosis and subsequent prognosis care options
  • Provide reputable referrals for all levels of care
  • Advocate for quality care in all settings
  • Support the care-recipient and caregiver through transitions

Forms
Long-Term Care Questionnaire

Care Coordinator

Initial Meeting Preparation

Questions Caregivers Ask

NOTE: The above examples are provided as a tool to begin the discussion of long term care planning and are not intended as legal advice. Do not rely upon the above examples for your own planning without the advice of an experienced elder law attorney to guide you. Medicaid and Veterans benefit laws are complicated and continue to change rapidly as benefit systems are stretched to capacity.