Senior Placement Services Offered
Finding that special someplace can be so confusing and emotionally draining. So many places to sort through, so many options, so many different services offered. Where to begin, who to call?
How are we going to be cared for, during our life’s next chapter?
Need in home care? Contact Lynne.
What is Memory Care?
Memory Care communities are tailored to care for those who have Alzheimers or other forms of dementia. Residents live in either private or semi-private (shared) rooms.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Placement Works
Where do I start?
Your first step is to make contact with us click HERE to fill out our Contact Form or just give us a call at 760-212-1224.
Upon your first contact with us we will talk about your specific needs.
Here are just some of the examples:
- Walking ability?
- Do you like to socialize or prefer rather a smaller, very quiet surrounding?
- Do you need meals prepared for you?
- Is dementia now a concern?
- Does the person still drive?
- Require medication management?
- Need help with showering or dressing
- Do you require assistance with your medications?
- Desired location?
All of those questions will determine which care community is best suited for you or your loved one. Independent, assisted, board & care, or memory care living.
Next step: WE do all the searching FOR you. You just sit back, until we then provide you a list of places to take a look at.
Lastly: after doing our searches we will:
- Discuss the various options with you. You tell us which places you are most interested in seeing.
- We then set up all your tours, according to your schedule.
- If need be we can possibly arrange to pick you up and take you to the various places, or meet you there, if you like.
- You can have family members tour along with you, whatever you are most comfortable with.
- If needing a memory care tour, it’s always wise to have someone there to give you support. This is a very personal and emotional area in itself, and the burden of placement then becomes overwhelming at best.
How does our placement service work?
Our service if FREE to the public !! We are paid by the community or residential home you move into.
PLEASE DO NOT do the research yourself, such as internet searching, because your name and any info you provide will automatically be sent to hundreds of communities instantly, and your phone will ring continuously wanting your business. These communities have been notified of the info you provided on the internet, and without your knowledge you will remain their client, for years to come.
Why use a placement referral service?
When it comes to placing someone else, or if you yourself are thinking of moving into a senior community, the choices and decisions of how to go about this are very overwhelming. The location, the prices, what will I get for my money, who is going to help me with certain physical struggles, how long will my money last, what do I do for transportation, etc.
These are all questions of great concern to you and we will hold your hand and guide you thru the maze of serious decisions.
OTHER, larger placement referral services just provide you with the “LIST“ of multiple places. They email you the list, then YOU, must call all the places and do all the work. YOU ask all the questions, YOU sort out the pricing, YOU find the locations, YOU set all the appointments.
WE, may not be the largest placement referral service, but we certainly do make up for it, WITH HEART !
What does our service look for in a community?
We treat EACH and EVERY client as if we were placing OUR OWN family member. We take it very seriously and know we’re dealing with people’s futures. It needs to be done right.
Some of our focus points are:
- What is the staff ratio ? This means what is the number of caregivers to each resident. Are there enough caregivers and staff to meet needs.
- Is the community clean, not cluttered, organized, and without traffic obstruction. It is important for those using wheelchairs to have unobstructed pathways for safety issues.
- Are there activities ? Are residents out socializing or are most residents in bed?
- Is there an odor? (Also, if there is a very heavy fragrant scent it is often a red flag covering up an unwelcoming lingering odor).
- Are there safety measures throughout. Especially in memory care communities where it is of utmost importance to keep their residents safe in a secured location. Many memory care residents will try to wander out. Are there call buttons in apartments in case of a fall or other mishaps?
- Is the food service appealing to the residents ? Is staff aware of some struggling with their chewing abilities, or do they just pass by?
- Are the rooms and bathrooms kept clean. Are there soiled clothes in view?
- Do staff members greet and interact with their residents ? Do they know their names?
- Are there smiles, or does it have a depressing atmosphere instead?
- Is the staff knowledgeable about how to deal with those struggling with memory loss? This is usually easily noticed if staff is properly dementia educated. However, if staff becomes irritable with those residents having bad moments of how to defuse, and redirect, it would be of great concern in a memory care area.
Why makes memory care specifically, different, from other communities?
- Residents usually need help with many ADL’s (activities of daily living). Dressing, showering, eating, walking, toileting, socializing and communication.
- Emotions are up and down hourly. Behaviors may change on a dime. Thus staff, must be educated and ready to attend to their needs at a moments notice.
- Assisting those requires extreme patience and understanding.
- Providing calm and soothing surroundings is key.
- Feeding residents may be necessary as the disease progresses. Staff needs to monitor their chewing ability closely.
- Balance begins to decline thus staff must watch closely to assist.
- Providing calm and soothing surroundings is key.