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Welcome to
Savvy Seniors

Senior Living Unraveled

Hello, my name is Debbie Lee. Over the last decade, I've had the privilege of assisting numerous older adults on their journey through senior living. This work brings me immense fulfillment and joy.

 

Through this blog, my aim is to provide valuable information, resources, and guidance to seniors and their families as they navigate this significant phase.

 

I am dedicated to making this chapter of life more manageable and enjoyable for everyone involved.

 

If you have any questions, please let me know.  I am here to serve and assist seniors and their families in any way I can.

Debbie Lee 

Owner, Guide You Home

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What is a senior living advisor and how can they help?

Working with a senior living advisor can be highly beneficial when navigating the process of finding the right senior living community. Here are some reasons why you might consider working with a senior living advisor:

  1. Expertise and Knowledge: Senior living advisors specialize in the senior housing industry. They have in-depth knowledge about different types of senior living communities, services provided, costs, and licensing requirements. Their expertise can help you make informed decisions based on your specific needs and preferences.

  2. Personalized Guidance: Senior living advisors take the time to understand your unique situation, including medical needs, lifestyle preferences, and budget constraints. They can narrow down the options and provide personalized recommendations based on your criteria, saving you time and effort in the search process.

  3. Extensive Network and Resources: Senior living advisors have established relationships with various senior living communities. They have access to a network of communities and can provide you with a comprehensive list of options that match your requirements. They may also have insider knowledge about availability, waitlists, and special promotions.

  4. Advocacy and Support: Advisors act as advocates for you or your loved one. They can accompany you on tours, help you ask the right questions, and evaluate the quality of care and services provided by communities. Their objective perspective can help you make more objective decisions.

  5. Streamlined Process: Searching for senior living options can be overwhelming and time-consuming. A senior living advisor can streamline the process by handling the research, scheduling visits, and coordinating communication with communities. This can reduce stress and make the search more efficient.

  6. Cost Considerations: Senior living advisors can provide guidance on the financial aspects of senior living, including costs, payment options, and potential sources of financial assistance. They can help you understand the long-term affordability of different communities and make choices that align with your budget.

  7. Emotional Support: Transitioning to senior living can be an emotionally challenging time for both individuals and their families. Senior living advisors understand the emotions involved and can provide support, empathy, and reassurance throughout the process.

Most senior living advisors do not charge for their services. They are compensated through commissions from senior living communities. Be sure to clarify any financial arrangements before engaging their services. Overall, working with a senior living advisor can provide you with guidance, expertise, and peace of mind as you navigate the complex landscape of senior living options.


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