Providing Peace of Mind

Our mission is to empower aging adults by coordinating financial and personal care services to maintain independence and dignity.

We specialize in day-to-day financial services, coordination of personal care needs, long-term care planning, and transition services to help adults as they age. We focus on standing alongside clients and their families, by providing needed support services to enhance quality of life, independence, and peace of mind.

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Financial Services

  • Assist with payment of bills, expenses, and taxes
  • Review invoices and statements from creditors and resolve account billing errors
  • Assemble tax reporting statements and coordinate preparation of annual income tax returns
  • Assist with filing proof of claims for long-term care insurance benefits and monitor for receipt of benefits
  • Appeal denial decisions of long-term care insurance benefits
  • Coordinate medical insurance benefits
  • Determine eligibility for, and access to, government benefits
  • Interface with financial advisors pursuant to client’s instructions
  • Interface with estate planning attorneys to implement client’s wishes
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Personal Care, Health, and Medical Services

  • Develop, implement, and monitor a personal care plan based on daily needs
  • Assist with the selection of home care agencies and home health aides
  • Monitor home health aides for compliance with health care goals
  • Assist with the selection of medical and other health care providers
  • Coordinate medical and other health care appointments and arrange transportation
  • Advocate for clients at appointments
  • Create a cohesive health care plan by facilitating communication between multiple medical and other health care providers
  • Navigate health care systems
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Long-Term Care Planning

  • Develop a long-term sustainable living plan
  • Evaluate different long-term care options such as staying at home, moving to a continuing care retirement community, or moving to an apartment
  • Coordinate accommodations to the home to facilitate physical and/or cognitive health changes
  • Coordinate transition from home to an alternative living arrangement
  • Advocate for clients in long-term care communities at care conferences
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About
Meryl Kobrin

Owner of Advocate For Aging Adults LLC

"I am a born advocate, committed to speaking up for people who cannot effectively do so for themselves due to a physical and/or cognitive disability."

Meryl Kobrin has over 20 years of experience advocating for and addressing the needs of aging adults and individuals with disabilities.

Prior to creating AFAA, Ms. Kobrin worked as a Life Management Services Specialist with Wells Fargo Private Bank. In this role, together with her financial partners and approved home care agencies, she developed and implemented individualized financial and personal care plans designed to meet clients' physical, emotional, psychosocial, medical, financial, and legal needs and goals. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Ms. Kobrin worked as a legal assistant at Wase & Wase, a law firm in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that specialized in the legal issues impacting aging adults and people with disabilities.

Ms. Kobrin’s passion to advocate for people led her to three volunteer positions in Philadelphia, PA, the Support Center for Child Advocates, Women Against Abuse Legal Center, and Disabilities Law Project.

Ms. Kobrin holds Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, where she was admitted to practice law as an attorney. She also graduated from Widener University Delaware Law School in Wilmington, Delaware, with a master’s degree in Corporate Law and Finance.

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Serving Clients in Philadelphia and Surrounding Counties

Including Philadelphia, Montgomery, Delaware, Bucks, and Chester Counties

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