Legal and Supportive Services
As part of our mission as advocates to the elderly and disabled, Elder Care Consultants’ founder, Vanessa Rosengart Bishop regularly serves as an expert witness in areas of standards of Geriatric Services. In addition, ECC consults with elder law attorneys in litigation matters involving elder care issues. Vanessa Bishop has testified in the District of Columbia, Maryland and the Commonwealth of Virginia in areas of standards of Geriatric Services, capacity, standards of care, etc.
Elder Care Consultants prepares capacity evaluations for guardianships and/or determination of an individual’s capacity to execute legal documents, such as durable power of attorney, advance medical directives, wills and/or trusts.
“I do not hesitate to refer my clients and their families to Elder Care Consultants. Vanessa and her staff are responsive, experienced, caring and professional. “ -Elizabeth Munro von Keller, VON KELLER LAW
Home Repair/Universal Design
Referral assistance for your home repair needs
In the spirit of keeping our clients as safe and comfortable as possible while in their homes, we often assist in finding referrals for home repair and universal design. We have worked with a number of trusted, high-quality contractors and home repair and universal design specialists throughout MD, VA and Washington, DC, and are happy to help make these connections for our clients.
Referral assistance for daily money management needs
Elder Care Consultants can assist with referrals for daily money management, which can help seniors, the disabled, and anyone else who has trouble managing bills and daily finances. Similar to a personal assistant who deals with finances, daily money managers can assist our clients who have difficulty in managing their personal monetary affairs. The daily money managers continually coordinate with our care managers to determine such things as eligibility of medical claims.
The actual work performed depends on the needs of our clients, and has typically included:
- Bill paying, including calls to payees regarding incorrect bills and preparation of checks for clients to sign.
- Balancing checkbooks and maintaining organization of bank records.
- Preparing and delivering bank deposits.
- Organizing tax documents and other paperwork.
- Negotiating with creditors.
- Deciphering medical insurance papers and verifying proper processing of claims.
- General organization assistance.
- Providing referrals to legal, tax and investment professionals.
Moving service referral assistance
If you or your family member is considering a move or downsizing, Elder Care Consultants will work with you throughout the process to identify a realtor, senior move manager, and reliable moving company to ensure that the moving process remains as smooth, safe, and as stress free as possible.