What Are Senior Advisors

If you don’t have the time, energy, or expertise to sort through the myriad of senior living options that are available in the Denver metro area, a senior advisor can assist you with your search.

What Are Senior Advisors
“Senior advisor” is a general term, and one that often confuses seniors and their families. Some senior advisors do nothing more than provide a list of options, while others not only assist with the selection of a facility or community, but also help facilitate the move.

Why Use A Senior Advisor In Denver
Choosing the best senior living facility or community – for yourself or someone you love – can turn into a full-time job in a hurry. And the research often has to be done at a moment’s notice, and at the worst possible time.

Choosing to use a senior advisor can be one of the best choices you can make. Senior advisors with experience in the senior care industry and knowledge of the Denver area market can narrow down your choices, based on your exact criteria. They can set up meetings and tour the facilities with you, and they can even help manage the challenging family dynamics that often accompany these critical life decisions.

How daunting can the decision be? Consider that there are more than 700 assisted living facilities in Colorado. Add in independent living, nursing homes, memory care, and continuing care retirement communities, and the amount of information to sort through quickly becomes overwhelming. No wonder so many seniors and their families are relying on senior advisors to help them navigate a challenging transition.

Types Of Senior Advisors In Denver
In the Denver metro area, there are three primary types of senior advisors who assist with senior living options.

Senior Advisors Who Are Paid By Lead Generation Websites
There are dozens of websites that are “directory sites” for senior living options, and the majority of them are national sites with little or no local presence. Many of these sites require you to provide contact information (an e-mail address and phone number) before you can see in-depth details about the independent living, assisted living, residential care facilities, nursing homes, and memory care options that are listed on their sites.

Once you provide your personal information, a senior advisor will contact you with a list of senior living options that meet your criteria. The lead-generation websites might also distribute your contact information to any number of different facilities, who will also then attempt to contact you.

This type of senior advisor service is completely free for seniors and their families. The senior advisors are paid by the facilities when a resident moves in who heard about their facility through the lead generation website.

Senior Advisors Who Work With Families And Are Paid By The Facilities
There’s another category of senior advisors who work with families and are paid by facilities if a senior they’re working with moves into the facility.

This type of senior advisor service is free for seniors and their families, and, in general, you get more service than you would from the senior advisors affiliated with lead-generation websites. Typically, these senior advisors are based in the Denver metro area, and they’ll not only compile a qualified list of facilities, but they’ll also set up meetings and visit the facilities along with you.

Senior Advisors Who Work With Families And Are Paid By The Families
There are also senior advisors who work with families and are paid by the families. These advisors, who live and work in the Denver metro area, charge an hourly rate or a set fee for their services. Generally, they have a background in healthcare and/or gerontology.

Because they are paid by families, they have no incentive to recommend one senior living option over the other. Oftentimes, they also offer more a higher level of service, including assistance with every aspect of the senior’s move.

Other Resources For Senior Living In Denver
Below are resources that describe other senior living options such as:
What Is Independent Living
What Is Assisted Living
What Are Residential Care Facilities
What Are Nursing Homes
What Is Memory Care
What Are Multi-Level Care Communities
What Are Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs)
What Is Hospice Care
What Are In-Home Care Agencies