dignity does not atrophy when the body and mind become old and
Barbara H. Hance
on long term care insurance, retirement communities, assisted
living and convalescent home facilities.
for and apply for Medicaid (Title XIX) benefits, and Fair
in phasing in the next level of care/living. Coordinate the
move, arrange for handling and dispersal of cherished possessions,
antiques and collectibles; prepare home for sale; and help
the dependent elderly client or appropriate family member
secure the next level of care.
the client's interests. Liaison with attorneys, doctors, etc.
Work as an advocate, protector and/or surrogate for the client.
problems between the client and various levels of Health Care
facilities and family. Act as liaison between administration
of Health Care facilities, the client, family and doctor.
as Guardian or Conservator for the client with court approval.
as a surrogate decision maker when needed.
medical claims and appeals.