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You’re absolutely right, you can search for a senior living facility on your own but why go through all the stress when someone can narrow down the options for you? Unlike online lead generated websites that have call centers with operators eager to sell your personal information to partnered communities that they may not have toured, consider working with on-ground and local senior advisors! Local senior advisors work similar to realtors and know who their “partner communities” are. They can meet with you face to face in order to get to know the care level you or your loved one needs. An advisor can narrow down senior living options that match your criteria to include: budget, location, amenities and much more!
A senior living advisor will represent you so you are not bombarded with multiple phone calls from many different communities eager to sell their facility to you. Advisors know which questions to ask, which assisted living licensing levels your loved one may need and will help you transition from start to finish! I have had the honor of working in assisted living communities as a marketing director. I’ve worked with local senior living advisors as well as lead generated sites that provided me with leads. As a marketing director in a senior living community, I really preferred the local senior living advisors because they knew my community and also accompanied families on tours. This not only eliminated non-qualifying leads but also helped me know what to expect prior to meeting families and vice versa.
Why did I start my own local senior living placement company? I wanted to not only represent families but also the communities I partner with. If I know my partnered senior living facilities, I am able to match them to the loved ones of families I represent. I don’t want families to make decisions that they may later regret. I want to guide them throughout the entire process, and ensure they are getting the best option within their budget. In Central Florida alone, there are over 100 senior living communities and growing! Do you really want to visit and call every community? Allow us to narrow down your search and find resources on your behalf!
What should you expect by working with a senior living advisor? You should expect them to meet with you, listen to your needs, and research communities on your behalf. They should provide options to you that match your criteria and accompany you on tours. They are there to represent you and ask questions that you may forget to ask. They should be there to help you obtain the necessary items you’ll need for senior living, guide you to the appropriate resources, as well as help you transition into your new home.
How are senior living advisors paid? We are paid a marketing fee from the senior living community that you choose. We’ve heard rumors that our fees may increase the rate of senior living but in all honesty, we work with many wonderful senior living partners that sometimes offer better rates because we refer many families to them! All senior living advisors ask is for your commitment by allowing them to conduct a search on your behalf. We work hard researching, narrowing down communities, and conducting tours with you. Our job is to eliminate the time and stress for you!
Founder of NS Senior Advisors
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