What is a Senior Living Placement Advisor?

What is a Senior Living Placement Advisor?

It can be tough to know whether an independent living or assisted living or memory care community, or even a skilled nursing facility is a good choice for one’s family member. Fortunately, senior living placement advisors are specialized professionals that can guide older adults and their families toward the housing option or solution that perfectly fits their unique needs and budgetary constraints.

Senior living placement advisors know what each housing option offers in detail, and they have a solid grasp of what goes into high-quality senior care and medical services. Many senior living placement advisors have first-hand knowledge of each community’s amenities, availability, and rates because they have personally toured all the communities and met with facility staff.

What Do Senior Living Placement Advisors Do?

Specifically, senior living placement advisors offer a customized and client-focused housing search experience. Instead of visiting a dozen senior living communities yourself, a senior living placement advisor can help you narrow down your options to just a few choices, reducing the stress and anxiety of an overwhelming job.

After narrowing down the options, a senior living placement advisor will present you with several choices and help you further explore your top picks. They can then take you and/or your senior loved one on a tour of those facilities. With their help, you’ll be able to determine whether a given senior living community is a good choice, plus see all the amenities and resources they have for necessary care.

Who Pays Senior Living Placement Advisors?

To prevent conflicts of interest, senior living placement advisors aren’t paid directly by individuals or their families. The service is typically free to the family and their loved one. Instead, they are paid by the senior communities after someone moves into their facilities. Senior living placement advisors are there to help you find the right fit based on your needs and desires, not how much money will be earned from the placement.

How to Tell if You Need a Senior Living Placement Advisor

All in all, senior living placement advisors are recommendation specialists that can help you find the perfect senior living solution for yourself or an elderly loved one. They remove a lot of the stress and confusion around selecting the best assisted living community or home services since they are experts in this area. In many cases, they may even be able to help you discover what you need and want in the first place.

Furthermore, many senior living placement advisors have trusted partners to assist their clients with home disposition, financial and estate planning, Medicare/Medicaid benefits, veteran benefit eligibility, home care and more. 

If you need help figuring out which senior living community is right for your needs, please contact us at 385-422-2500. We’d be happy to help you with finding the perfect senior living solution for you.