Donna W.

“My mother is now 84 and has been living alone since my father passed away over six years ago. At first she was doing fine, but as she was aging, being alone was not healthy or safe for her, and very worrisome for her children. The social worker at mother’s doctor’s office, recommended Deborah Bakalich to aid our family in finding a place for mom.

When I first talked to Deborah she asked what the situation was and what type of place we were looking for. She also asked for a ball park number on the financials. She then took this information and came up with recommendations of places that would be the right fit. Deborah set up appointments at the facilities and went with us to make sure we asked all the pertinent questions. The second place we visited was exactly what mom needed; a retirement community with all of amenities for older people.

Mother now has her own apartment, surrounded daily by people and activities. She has now been there almost two weeks and is thriving. I have never seen my mother so happy. Had it not been for Deborah, our family would not have known of this retirement community and what it had to offer. We are very grateful how everything has worked out. I highly recommend that you contact Deborah should you have similar needs.”

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).