Does your family need support with the demands of care?
Drazen Rubin Law, LLC can help. We are one of the few law firms in Connecticut to offer customized care planning
and coordination services, which is an important component of Life Care Planning. Whether your loved one is an
elderly relative, a disabled dependent or another cherished member of your family, we can ease the burdens of
What does a care coordinator do?
A care coordinator helps your family develop, implement, and monitor care arrangements for elderly or disabled
loved ones. A care coordinator is involved in all discussions about finding and paying for care, helping you weigh
the financial implications of each care decision. Services include:
- Conducting assessments to identify needs and develop appropriate care plans
- Helping families find resources and community services
- Monitoring in-home health or companion services
- Acting as a liaison between the elderly or disabled loved one and family members living at a distance. In
addition to monitoring the loved one’s situation, our firm provides a local presence who has detailed knowledge
about local service providers and community resources.
- Transitioning the elder to a new living situation including a retirement community, assisted living or a
skilled nursing facility
- Reviewing care issues and referrals to appropriate community resources as necessary
- Providing independent advocacy to the elder and their family concerning health care products and services
- Providing input on the quality and availability of resources within the community
Care coordination gives you a new way to honor your commitment to care for loved ones while minimizing the
burdens and burnout that are all too common among family caregivers. Care coordination can restore your peace of
Find answers to common questions about care coordination.
A care coordinator is a health and human services professional trained to understand the issues related to
disability and aging.
Your care coordinator can help you navigate the tricky maze of health care, long-term care and public
benefits, while being sensitive to the complicated family dynamics that often occur during these stressful
It starts with an evaluation of your parents’ home as well as their health status. That assessment tells us
whether it’s possible to modify their home to make it safe. It also will help us determine whether home care
services might be appropriate and what options exist to pay for that care.
We deal with many clients who are confronted with the same issue. Many elderly people have heard horror
stories of nursing homes, and thus are biased against them. Our goal is to always keep people in the least
restrictive environment possible while maintaining their safety. But we also weigh the potential benefits
the nursing home may provide, such as socialization and safety. We work with many nursing homes, so we can
suggest which ones may be better options for your Mom, but in the end the choice is always yours.
There are many other options available. All provide different levels of care. Payment options also vary.
Some facilities are private pay, meaning you pay out of pocket. Others accept patients on Medicaid or other
public benefit programs. There are many options and many variables, which makes it very difficult for the
average person to know what to do next. This is where Drazen Rubin Law, LLC can be of great assistance. We
understand all the options and can help you make the best decision for your loved ones.