My grandparents and father immigrated to this country passing through Ellis Island before they ventured into their new communities. I grew up surrounded by family and fondly remember the days I spent with my grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Our Elders were held in high regard and when they needed support and assistance, family was always close by.
Today, the family nucleus is less defined and our Elders are living longer. The Wisest members of our families might not realize they need assistance or they may be too proud to ask for help.
If their children are not close by, they might not even realize their parents are struggling. In addition, children today are faced with the challenges of caring for their loved ones while trying to support their own families.
A Care Advocate and Life Care Planning Specialist provides the support and guidance an Elder and their family need.
There are times when healthy adults are faced with either a sudden health crisis or they simply wish to proactively explore options for their future. I experienced this when my mother was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis over 25 years ago. I was concerned about her future and her financial ability to maintain her quality of life in her own home. I worried for almost 2 decades and feared how all our lives would eventually be altered.
Life Care Planning provided our family with a road map, confidence, and peace of mind.
Knowledge and experience, advocacy and support backed by a network of experts is exactly what is needed to provide a safe environment for Seniors, Elders and the Disabled – focusing on their overall well-being with quality care in any environment. Our services bring peace of mind to caregivers, loved ones, and professionals. Our coaching and support provides the family with harmony, allowing them to leave their discourse and conflict behind them.
Elena’s Qualifications, Bio and Affiliations
Elena is a Director of Life Care Planning and a Certified Elder Care Coordinator with over 30 years of experience in the legal, financial and insurance industries. Her knowledge and experience with Medicaid, Medicare, Financial and Insurance Products, Long Term Care and Community Based Programs provide the backbone for planning while care management and commitment provide resources and peace of mind. Elena is finalizing her designation as a Certified Senior Advisor.
Elena has been working with Elder’s exclusively for the last 10 years, initially focusing on the Medicaid Application Process and then she became Certified as an Elder Care Coordinator. As a lifelong caretaker herself, Elena understands the demands and worries that go together with providing the best possible options for your loved ones. She is passionate about preserving the dignity of Elders, allowing them to Age Gracefully in a place of their choosing while supporting their family as they navigate health and age transitions.
Elena has a Bachelor of Science in Law Administration and a Minor in Business Administration. She is an active member of various community and civic organizations. Elena is an advocate for Elders and the Disabled within the State of Connecticut and especially with the Area Agency on Aging, Senior Resources, the Connecticut Commission on Women, Children and Seniors, the Connecticut Coalition on Aging and she works very closely with various State Agencies who promote and advocate for the Elder’s right to remain in their home or community with assistance.