A spirited mother and civic activist, Martha Maddux had just turned 50 when she was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's in 1997. Her husband Carlen was a career journalist, editor, and magazine owner in the Tampa Bay area who also was Martha's primary caregiver for 17 years. Carlen is the author of the book, A Path Revealed: How Hope, Love, and Joy Found Us Deep in a Maze Called Alzheimer's.
Senior Placement Services
No Service Fees
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.
Elder Care Consulting
Service Fees May Apply
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.
Top 10 Signs Your Loved Ones May Need Senior Care
Increased falls or risk of falls
Wandering from home
Wearing the same clothes multiple days
Frequently forgetting to take medications
An unsafe/unclean home
Difficulty with one or more ADL such as bathing, preparing meals, toileting.
Need for nighttime supervision that cannot be met by in-home caregiver.
Repeating questions and multiple phone calls with the same questions.
Not eating or drinking fluids regularly
Unsafe behavior (leaving the stove on, exterior doors opened)
We Do The Homework For You
Our process is aimed at relieving you of the stress and confusion in finding the right care needs.
In our initial conversation, we will seek to get a comprehensive understanding of your loved one's elder care needs, answer your questions and set up a time to meet with you and your family.
We meet with you and your family to present the senior living alternatives that provide the safety, care, and comfort you expect and that meet your location and affordability requirements.
After identifying the providers that will meet your needs, we schedule tours and accompany you to each community. Once your selection is made, we can assist with the paperwork and arrangements for moving, find assisted living facility reviews in California.
We will follow up with you to ensure that the location chosen is meeting the care, comfort, and safety needs of your loved one. We are always available to answer any questions you might have.
San Diego Team
This Senior Care Authority Team is spending valuable time understanding all of the senior resources and living options in San Diego County – including assisted living, independent living, memory care, and residential care homes. They are hands-on and welcome the one-on-one interactions with clients and families to assess their needs and to accompany them on tours. Their professional backgrounds lend valuable insights on assisting with negotiations, paperwork and move-in process, ensuring that the transition progress is organized and smooth. Being local and present in their clients’ communities allows them to follow-up with their clients even after the placement is made.
Christine Schultz has been working in the financial services, real estate and architecture fields for over 20 years. Her personal experiences in managing real estate decisions while balancing fiscal constraints has prepared her to assist families in finding the best aging in-place solutions. Having acted as a fiduciary for most of her investment career, she understands the value of having a well-resourced advocate on the team, a role she enthusiastically fills for the families she represents. She is an active member of Urban Land Institute, where she is focused on senior housing research and trends. Christine earned her undergraduate degree in Architecture at UC Berkeley and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at University of Pennsylvania. She also holds a California Real Estate Brokers License.
“As a Senior Care Authority franchise owner, I can now utilize my multi-disciplinary skills in real estate and finance to help families in San Diego County find the best residential and health care needs through professional placement assistance. I have a compassionate and resourceful team that understands the importance of transitioning seniors to stable residential environments that meet their long term comfort and care needs. It’s culturally ingrained in me and practiced daily – we take care of our seniors as they have nurtured us to our own abilities.” says Schultz.
Caselle Reinke has been working in the healthcare community in San Diego County for nearly a decade. Before joining Senior Care Authority, Caselle was the Business Administrator of a 30-bed long-term care community where she managed the business 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 view in assisting through a delicate transition process. Caselle earned her Associate Degree in Biology from San Diego Mesa College and is currently perusing a Bachelor Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies at San Diego State University.
Rebecca Van Wieren
Rebecca Van Wieren has been working as a real estate professional for over 16 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. She has been helping seniors in transition from active living to retirement, and retirement to aging-in-place, most notably for the past 4 year while working as a salesperson on the La Costa Resort Villas sales team. 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.
Hannah Sebahar is a media and marketing consultant, specializing in helping entrepreneurial businesses launch and maintain an internet presence. Hannah has worked with healthcare and sports related companies in Southern California and Eugene, Oregon since 2011. Having been exposed to a family-owned medical practice in Carlsbad at a young age, she obtained a well-rounded approach to helping the Senior Care Authority Team communicate their mission of helping families with senior placement in San Diego County. Through her experiences producing events, developing community relations, and creating multifaceted marketing strategies, Hannah has been able to showcase the team’s healthcare and real estate expertise. Hannah earned her Bachelor Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from the University of Oregon.”
Senior Care Authority team is always happy to help with all the necessary services related to assisted living facilities or residential care home for your loved ones in San Diego area. You can see assisted living facility reviews in California on team's corporate page.
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