Senior Placement Services
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Find Senior Living and Care Options

Making the right care decision for your loved one can be a daunting task filled with stress, tension and pressure. There are so many assisted living, memory care, nursing, and other care options available and the terminology is often unfamiliar. Senior Care Authority® will streamline the process to make it easier for you to make an informed decision.

Our national team of Senior Care Advisors spends countless hours inspecting locations, from mid-to-larger size communities as well as smaller, residential care homes, meeting the staff and reviewing state reports to advise you of any citations that may have been issued against a particular location. 

A Senior Care Advisor will meet personally with you to discuss your options, accompany you on visits to locations and ensure that all your questions are answered. The hallmark of our service commitment is that we are by your side every step of the way. We would be happy to put you in contact with an advisor in your area who will provide you with expert advice on any of the assisted living locations listed in our directory of locations.

“8 Steps to Senior Placement”

Elder Care Consulting
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Get individualized assistance with your loved one

Sometimes our families just need more help with challenging transitions and decision-making. This may include facilitating essential conversations between family members, home care agency or caregiver selection, connections to valuable resources or regular visitations with a loved one providing "peace of mind" to family members when they are unable to visit themselves.

It can be comforting to have someone partner with you who is outside the emotional landscape of the family, doing research, talking to providers, organizing paperwork, or finding those "needle in a haystack" resources. A go-to person you can turn to when things get overwhelming. Whatever the need, we can customize our services for your family or provide you with vetted referral sources.

“8 Additional Ways We Can Help You”

Long-term Care Planning - What NOT to do

Info Comments Talk, #elder_law, #estate_planning, #incapacity, #medicaid_planning, #power_of_attorney Attorney Daniel J. Umlauf is a noted speaker on estate planning. Born in Texas, he attended Texas A&M University before meeting his wife in Switzerland and following her back to North Carolina. He was introduced to estate planning and elder law in law school at Wake Forest University when he wrote a grant to help small farmers in North Carolina who were losing family farms in part due to poor estate planning. He began his own firm, Salem Law, in 2010, and practices exclusively in the areas of estate planning, probate, guardianship, and elder law. Daniel serves as a Deacon at Salem Presbyterian Church, and is the Vice President and President-Elect of the Stratford Rotary Club.

Preparing for Emergencies in Senior Living

Cate Steane leads an organization by the name of Make It Happen Preparedness Services. She enables businesses to outsource emergency preparedness planning & training. Cate spent 12 years practicing law, representing the City of Oakland Hills Fire litigation, training in Community Emergency Response Teams, Wilderness First Aid, & project management. She spent over 20 years leadership in risk management, facilities and human resources responding to the Loma Prieta Earthquake, Oakland Hills and Wine Country Fires.

Caregiver Stress: What You Can Do

Being a family caregiver is no small feat. Balancing your own needs with those of the person for whom you are providing care is tricky. Here are some ideas for coping and giving yourself a much-needed boost:

Foods We Must and Must NOT Eat

In 1983, Dr. Josef Arnould opened Strength for Life® Health & Fitness Center, in which he integrates the healing arts of exercise, nutrition, and chiropractic as completely as possible. In 2005, he authored Stronger After 40, a 600-page text on strength training for adults from 40 to 100. Now in his ?Os, Dr. Arnould released two new books on exercise in 2018: Neck Strength for Life and Abdominal Strength for Life. In March 2019, Morgan James published his latest book, American Diet Revolution!

In The End – What is the Meaning of Life?

Dr. Michael Weisberg has been a practicing gastroenterologist for over 28 years in Plano, Texas. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He has been recognized as a ‘Super-Doctor’ by Texas Monthly and named to D Magazine’s list of best doctors eight times. Dr. Weisberg also serves as a board member of Digestive Health Associates of Texas. The Hospitalist was Dr. Weisberg’s first novel. He also did a TED talk based on ‘how the art of medicine has become a business in the 21st century’. We’ll be discussing his second novel, which is called In The End.

Top 10 Signs Your Loved Ones May Need Senior Care

We Do The Homework For You

Our process is aimed at relieving you of the stress and confusion in finding the right care needs.

San Diego Team

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Senior Care Authority of San Diego and South Orange County is locally owned and serviced by a team of seasoned experts.  SCA Team has relevant professional backgrounds ranging from healthcare, caregiving, business management to real estate.  The depth and range of experiences provide valuable insights and skill sets to help families work through all areas of the senior transition process.  SCA Team provides its clients with high touch, concierge-oriented hand holding services, matching each senior’s care needs and financial considerations to empower the best informed decision making.  Senior Care Authority is knowledgeable of senior living options and resources in Southern California – including assisted living, independent living, memory care, residential care homes, in-home care, palliative care and hospice services. 

 

Caselle Reinke

Caselle Reinke has worked in the healthcare community in San Diego County since 2007.  Before joining Senior Care Authority, Caselle served as the Business Administrator of a 30-bed Residential Care Facility for the Elderly where she managed daily operations, recruited and trained care staff, and internally audited operating protocols to meet state regulatory requirements.  She specializes in memory care needs and high acuity services and can offer families a practical perspective into care planning.  Through her direct care experiences, intermediate nursing classes, and volunteer work at hospitals, she offers her clients a 360 degree perspective into the senior transition process.  Caselle earned her Associate Degree in Biology from San Diego Mesa College and a Bachelor Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies at San Diego State University.

 

Shanell Butler

Shanell is a native San Diegan and has been a part of the senior living community since 2012.  She started her career as a caregiver and administrative assistant at a licensed 6-bed care home, then became the lead medication technician to a 30-bed memory care community.  Her interest in caring for seniors began at a young age when she cared for her grandmother at home, during which time she became fluent in Tagalog.  Shanell’s experiences, coupled with her education in nursing and sociology, equips her with the broad knowledge of senior living and care options available to her clients.

 

Rebecca Van Wieren

Rebecca Van Wieren has been working as a real estate professional in San Diego County since 2003.  She has been helping seniors in transition from active living to retirement, and retirement to aging-in-place while working as a salesperson at the La Costa Resort Real Estate for 12 years.  Rebecca began her career at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, then escalated to Prudential California Realty in Del Mar to become a member of one of the country’s top-producing real estate offices selling some of the most exclusive and desirable homes in San Diego County.  Rebecca has a Bachelor Degree in Communication with an emphasis in Advertising from San Diego State University.  She has been a licensed REALTOR since 2003 and carries designations as Senior Real Estate Specialist, Accredited Buyer Representative, and Certified Distressed Property Expert.

 

Daniel O’Neil

Daniel O’Neil has worked in senior care in San Diego County since 2012. Daniel has specialized experience working with senior disabled clients with advanced memory impairment.  He has developed a deep appreciation in caring for aging individuals and their needs through his roles as a caregiver, medication technician, and activities coordinator.  He was inspired to work in senior care at a young age when he experienced the deteriorating effects of dementia on a close family friend.  Daniel has lived in Spain for 5 years and is fluent in Spanish.

 

Laurie Hyer

Laurie Hyer has been working as a private caregiver in Orange County for since 2016.  She has also worked with disabled veterans and has specialized in caring for stroke patients and adults with dementia, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s.  Laurie is a certified nursing assistant and has worked in several skilled nursing facilities, assisted living and memory care communities in the Orange County area.  Her love for working with seniors started at a very young age when she volunteered as a Girl Scout in nursing homes and continued through her familial role as a caregiver for her grandmothers.

 

Natalia Castillo

Natalia Castillo is a student intern with Senior Care Authority, assisting with website content development and organization of client resources for memory care research.  Natalia is passionate about stem cell research and is dedicated to contributing towards medical advancements in her future studies.  She also serves as an intern at the Shah Lab at UCSF studying leukemia, its mutations, and potential treatment drugs, and at the National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF) where she writes scientific articles for their online magazine, participates in the teen mentorship program matching mentors with mentees, and fundraises for NAAF’s first-time documentary on the incurable disease.  She is a competitive swimmer and is fluent in Spanish.

 

The Senior Care Authority Team is dedicated to providing high level of service anytime/anywhere for elder consulting and assisted living placements throughout Southern California.  Please see assisted living facility reviews in California on team's corporate page.

 

Senior Resources

Finding the right resources for families to help a loved one can be a challenge. Here are some helpful websites to guide you in your research.

Legal Resources for Seniors

Veterans Benefits for Seniors

Keeping Seniors Safe with While Remodeling

Disaster Preparedness for Seniors

Advanced Care Planning

Home Accommodations for Seniors

Tips for Seniors to Declutter and Organize their Home