Why Stay Local? The Benefits of Working with a Local Assisted Living Placement Company

Are you considering senior housing options for a loved one?

This can be a complex, confusing and emotional process – but it doesn’t have to be.

Before you start randomly surfing the web for quick answers and plugging personal information into a nationwide database offering ‘free information’ (public lists) via an easy to fill out ‘pop up’ screen, or phone call…there are a few things you need to know about the reality of the placement process and what happens with the information you provided.

Most national placement companies, many of which you see advertised on TV, are just that…they are national, not local, and oftentimes a 24-hour call center. What inquirers do not realize is that once your information is in their database, via a phone call or internet pop up screen you may have just forfeited the option to go back and work with a local placement company … even though no contract was signed!

Oftentimes families are required to proceed with their search alone, without the assistance and expertise provided by a local specialist to navigate them through what can be a very emotional and overwhelming search process. Maryland-based placement companies are familiar with our local culture, diverse neighborhoods and our deep rooted bay history that goes back generations. We have a pulse on the local senior care industry and we know the communities with the highest rankings and in good standing, their current move-in availability and costs.

Local Five Step Placement Process

At Senior Care Lifestyles, LLC we provide families with priceless peace of mind and unmatched guidance, ensuring that you make the best possible lifestyle decision for your senior loved one’s future. We employ a 5-step placement process in which we gather information, create an action plan, schedule tours, assist with paperwork and share our valuable resources with local families in need. Why? All in an effort meet the needs of our elders when living alone is no longer an option. During this highly personalized process, we will:

  • Meet with the senior and/or family member to gain a better understanding of medical care needs as well as geographic, religious and ethnicity preferences for housing and monthly budget
  • Discuss eligibility for local, state, federal and Veterans financial assistance programs to assist with monthly care costs
  • Schedule appointments to tour qualified communities that best match the seniors identified care needs and budget
  • Accompany the family on tours to assist in the decision process and narrowing down options
  • Assist with required medical forms required for move in and provide families with a trustworthy vetted resource list of local companies to contact to assist with downsizing, moving, real estate sale, updated legal documents. An all-inclusive, one stop Senior Advocate Service!

Put your trust in Senior Care Lifestyles, LLC

If you want to explore your local and trusted assisted living options, we would be happy to help. Get started by calling 410-220-2300 or contacting us today.

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).

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