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Finding the “Right” Assisted Living


Faced with the reality of needing an assisted living, many seniors and families worry about selecting the right community, fear the transition, and may even put it off because they are concerned about how they´ll pay for it.Choosing an assisted living home can be a taxing time, both emotionally and financially. 

In July’s Well Being Magazine, we discussed the importance of having a Senior Housing Expert to help guide and advocate for your family throughout the process and we explained the first step, the Assessment.  Assisted Living Locators is a no cost referral and placement service for your family during these difficult times.  We have been helping families to evaluate senior care choices for well over a decade nationwide.  We are locally owned and operated, and we are based out of Venice.  Our goal is to help you most efficiently navigate the seemingly endless choices in senior care and resources.

After the Assessment, our job is to provide Thoughtful Analysis and Recommendations by narrowing the volume of options to just a few that best fit the criteria identified during the Assessment, which typically fit into four general categories, Medical, Social, Geographic and Financial. 

Our goal is to help familiarize your family with the unfamiliar landscape of assisted livings, during what can oftentimes be a stressfulsituation.  After selecting a few Communities that are most appropriate for your family’s individual circumstances, we will contact those communities on your behalf to confirm availability and rates.  We canthen schedule toursand go with you on those tours, if you’d like us to do so.  After your tours, we will discuss your feedback, pros and cons and the differences in services, levels of care and amenities at each community to ultimately help your family make the best decision for your loved one’s new home.

It is also our job to make sure that you are familiar with the creative financial options that may be available to help you pay for the assisted living or memory care community.  Although the simplest method of paying for assisted living costs is to pay with out of pocket funds, such as income and savings, there are other options that are often underutilized by seniors across the country.

When our clients decide to move into an Assisted Living or Memory Care Community, we are also there to help provide additional resources they may need to make the transition a smooth one.  We provide our clients with moving, appraisal, real estate, legal and other professional resources and services, which have been vetted by us and used by our clients and families.

After our clients move-in to a Community, we follow up with our families to make sure they are happy with their decision and that everything is going as smoothly as they anticipated.  We are there as an intermediary if there are issues or questions with the Community should they need us, even after their move.

If you are a senior or a family member looking for help navigating the many options in assisted living or memory care communities, we can help.  Contact Jaime Daniels and her team at Assisted Living Locators at 941.479.3500 or via email at JDaniels@AssistedLivingLocators.com.  You can visit online at AssistedLivingManasota.com.  Be sure to “like” the Company on Facebook at facebook.com/AssistedLivingLocatorsManasota.