Care Coordination & Patient Advocacy Services

Obtaining quality health care, especially in a hospital or emergency room during a crisis situation, can be very a complex, confusing, and most always frustrating process. A patient or care advocates can help.

What is a patient or care advocate? A good patient or care advocate will be able to:

-Quickly and accurately provide all of the patient’s relevant medical information to the medical providers so that appropriate medical decisions can be made for the patient.

-Help make sure that the patient receives proper attention and care from the medical staff and checks for drug interactions before any new medications are given.

-Ensure that the patient is not released from the hospital before it is safe to do so.

-Focus solely on the individual patient to make sure the patient’s wishes about life support are known and respected and, as needed, work toward the goal of returning the patient to the highest quality of life available.

At Carney Elder Law, we go beyond the traditional legal matters handled by other law firms to comprehensively and holistically address the needs of our clients as they face the care issues of aging. We provide the knowledge, experience and skills of a professional Care Coordinator and Patient Advocate to assist the client and family to determine and obtain care and/or services that are appropriate for the aging client.

If you are interested in these services, please give us a call at 408-402-6440 or email us at