Amy F.

“I want to share what a wonderful experience I had working with Ms. Bakalich, and what an enormous help she was to me as I attempted to figure out what was the best living situation for my Mom, who was developing dementia and was very lonely home alone all day.

Ms. Bakalich is a very warm, open, kind person who is very easy to talk to. She took the time to get a detailed picture of my Mom’s entire situation, and also came to meet my Mom and talk with her.

She took me on tours of 7 different assisted living facilities, each of which was carefully chosen for its quality of service, desired geographical proximity, and the fact that they offered specialized dementia care for when that becomes necessary. They ran a gamut of prices because I was still trying to figure out the best way to handle my Mom’s resources to accomplish this transition. I don’t know if it is typical to tour so many, but I was having trouble making up my mind, and Ms. Bakalich was very patient with me. Seeing for myself what different price points gets you in terms of extra amenities, etc, was extremely helpful.

Above all, I valued the fact that Ms. Bakalich was so familiar with all of the facilities in the area and knew which ones offered high quality care at all price levels. Because that is what is most important.

All along this process Ms. Bakalich was readily available to me to answer all my questions.  It was clear as we went to each facility that she was known, respected and liked at each one, and we also often ran into residents and their family members that recognized her and were delighted to see her.

I can’t recommend her services highly enough.  Once we selected the perfect place for my Mom, she was able to recommend an excellent mover and any other services I needed.

She made a difficult process much easier and I will always be grateful to her. And the best testimonial of all is my Mom—she absolutely loves where she lives now, even more than I could have hoped.”

Deborah Bakalich, Certified Senior Advisor®
Deborah Bakalich, Certified Senior Advisor®
Owner, Certified Senior Advisor (CSA®) & Assisted Living Placement Specialist - Senior Care Lifestyles, LLC provides compassion, guidance and recommendations to families faced with transitioning a loved one into Assisted Living, Dementia/Alzheimer’s Care, Skilled Nursing, Temporary Respite Care or a Continuous Care Retirement Community. Senior Care Lifestyles was founded in 2014 by Deborah Bakalich, a Certified Senior Advisor and graduate from both Towson University and Stevenson. Senior Care Lifestyles is uniquely positioned as a local (not National) Maryland based placement firm familiar with Maryland senior care facilities and in-state financial assistance programs for senior residents. They meet personally with each family to understand the seniors care needs including medical, personal lifestyle preferences, budget, religion and desired geographic location. They pride themselves in locally guiding and educating families through the entire maze of senior living options available and will schedule tours on behalf of the family and accompany the family on visits of communities. They are passionate and committed to finding the perfect match to call home and stays with the family throughout the entire process, every step of the way, until a decision is made, and the senior is safely moved into their new home. Senior Care Lifestyles can also provide the family with trustworthy, vetted, and reputable experts to assist with the transition for organizing, packing, moving, sale of real estate, estate planning, legal services, and determining eligibility for State, Federal and Veterans Benefits to assist with care costs. Deborah is a proud member of the Maryland Senior Resource Network (MSRN) where she has served as Vice President on the Board of Directors. She is a member of the Alzheimer’s Organization, Society of Certified Senior Advisors, Mid-Atlantic Network Group and a member of the Business Opportunity Network (BON).