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Senior Placement Advisor in Central Florida
Working as a Senior Placement Advisor in Central Florida with North Star Senior Advisors, I’ve learned that we are not only helping families locate assisted living options in the local area, we are also advocates, psychologists, a friend, and a shoulder to cry on. We’ve helped several families navigate through their search to new assisted living facilities in Orlando, FL, and heard stories from amazing seniors about their time served in the military or how they grew up on a farm. We’ve also heard not so good stories to include tragedy and heartbreak of war, lost loved ones, and so on…
About a year ago, we connected with a father and his daughter who contacted us to help find a senior living community. Although we knew it was time to locate an assisted living with memory care for Mr. R., it was still very emotional for his daughter who at the time was also his caregiver. Mr. R was very high functioning and independent so locating a facility for him was challenging considering he still wanted to drive and come and go as he pleased. We started out with Independent Living per his primary care doctor’s recommendation and as reluctant as his daughter was about Independent Living, we found a beautiful facility near his home. Sadly, Mr. R needed more oversight than what the Independent Facility offered.
It took some time to find another community as the decision to move your beloved loved one is never easy, especially if it’s someone who raised you. His daughter went back and forth a few times contemplating if he really needed an assisted living at all. However, as time progressed, the behaviors he was experiencing due to his Dementia started to affect his own safety. As Certified Dementia Practitioners, we knew that Mr. R would ultimately need a secured memory care community with oversight and guidance to help him throughout the day while still remaining independent in his own apartment.
After months of researching many memory care facilities near their home, we settled on one 45 minutes away because they were able to accommodate all of Mr. R’s care needs. As I always tell my families, sometimes the drive is worth getting everything you need for your loved one. If you plan on visiting daily, then of course the drive is difficult but if you plan on visiting weekly, you’re better off commuting to visit so they can receive amenities and the type of care that best suits them, all while staying within the budget they need.
Mr. R just turned 80 and his beautiful daughter was able to celebrate while practicing social distancing. You can see their special bond in this picture she sent to North Star Senior Advisors with a special “Thank you for guiding me to dad’s new assisted living facility.”
We couldn’t be more excited to see how well dad is doing in his new home away from home. Happy Birthday Mr. R! Thank you for allowing us to help with your search for a memory care facility in East Orlando, FL and for being a friend of you and your daughter.
The best part of our job is to be that happy story in someone’s life. To be a part of their history and also create new friendships. We love what we do! We don’t just do placement, we guide you through the process of locating assisted living locally in Central Florida while also being a shoulder to lean on. With over 20 years of combined experience and compassion, North Star Senior Advisors is here for you!
Veteran owned and operated, North Star Senior Advisors provides free expert guidance to families and seniors looking to find senior living in the greater Central Florida community and growing. Assisted Living communities in Florida and retirement communities in Orlando are numerous, and the task of finding your loved one the ideal new home environment can be stressful. With our guided path to senior living, we will locate communities to meet your needs and expectations at no charge while eliminating the stress of searching multiple communities on your own. All Senior Advisors are Certified Dementia Practitioners with nurses on staff to help discover the right home away from home for you or your loved one.