What is a Senior Living Advisor?
A senior living advisor is someone who functions as a guide for families who are looking for a housing option that is most suitable for an elderly family member, ensuring they are safe and properly looked after with assisted living services.
Advisors are very familiar with the world of eldercare and assisted living, independent living and memory care options. Your advisor gets paid for their services by the community YOU choose for your loved one to move in; therefore, their service is completely free to the family and individual. Should an advisor ask you for money or payment of any kind, find another advisor.
Some reasons getting a senior living advisor is the right choice to make for your loved one:
→ Heightened emotions come into play when it’s about the decision-making process; having to make really quick decisions can be hard on the whole family, and can heighten stress levels for them. When you have a senior living advisor they will assist in the decision in a refined and professional way.
→ The advisor knows the area well. Searching the area you want may be difficult because you don’t know it as much as the senior living advisor. The assisted living expert knows the communities well and can provide the right information you need.
→ An advisor can be a time saver. It can be a huge task to go through a long list of communities, but with the aid of the senior living advisor, you won’t have to go through all that trouble. An advisor will narrow the search to the options based on what you need socially, physically, mentally, and financially. Your advisor should do all the leg work for you.
→ Senior living advisors are trained to provide professional assisted living guidance, and their experience comes into play whenever they are called upon to assist families to find the perfect forever home for a loved one. The service is 100% free of charge to families, so there is no need to worry about additional costs for an advisor.
How does a senior living advisor help families?
In order for an advisor to be effective and efficient at what they do, they have to have some of the following qualifications:
→ Personalized experience with a loved one. Usually, an advisor is contacted when something happens, we at Assisted Living Made Simple like to ensure that personal experience doesn’t happen.
We believe in planning; however, the unexpected does happen and when it does the first thing we do is take the time to know and understand the person and their immediate families, while also paying attention to their needs, emotionally, socially, physically, medically and financially.
Based on the information we gather, we then use our knowledge and skill in the field to suggest personalized care or housing options.
→ The advisors at Assisted Living Made Simple provide various options to the client, and then the various choices will receive detailed explanations.
The options will get narrowed down to the most relevant ones, generally three (3), and then your advisor will personally escort you to the communities to tour them.
→ Another part of the advisor’s job is to ensure they see the job through from the very beginning to the point where the client has made a decision where they will live and follow all the processes until they are settled in.
Assisted Living Made Simple likes to keep tabs on our clients for a while to ensure things are going well and they are happy and thriving at their new forever home.
What are the Top 3 questions prospects ask us as Senior Advisors?
The questions asked of us most are covered in the above and they are as follows:
How much does your service cost?
Our service is 100% free to the client. We receive payment from the assisted living community upon successful placement.
What does an advisor do?
An advisor works for you and your family to help ensure your loved one is placed in the perfect forever home suited for their unique situation.
Why should we use a senior placement advisor?
A senior placement advisor knows the area well and the communities they recommend. Assisted Living Made Simple’s motto is, “If we wouldn’t place our mom or dad there, we’re not going to place yours there either.” We know the ins and outs of the communities, how long the staff has been there, who has the best care, etc.
As you can see, the role of a senior living advisor entails quite a bit and we at Assisted Living Made Simple are honored to assist you and your family through the aging process. Please call or email us today for more information. 386-847-2322, remember we are here to serve you at no cost to you or your loved one(s).