How To Compare Senior Advisors In Denver

If you would like to have a Senior Advisor help you find the right place for you or a loved one, call to schedule a free consultation. Call Kelly O’Connor, (303) 214-9195, if you’re looking for a senior community or facility in Denver, Aurora, or the Southeast metro area. Call Marnie Biln, (303) 222-5281, if you’re looking for a senior community or facility in the West metro area or North metro area. The consultation is free to seniors and their families, and the senior advisement and placement services are also free.

Senior advisors can be a godsend to families, helping them find the right placement in a senior community or facility and helping them coordinate the move.

In the Denver metro area, there are hundreds of senior advisors, but not all senior advisors are alike.

How can you find the best senior advisor, for yourself or a loved one?

Many “senior advisors” are little more than salespeople who follow up on leads generated from national websites. These types of advisors may not have stepped foot in many of the communities and facilities that they’re recommending, or even in Denver.

You can do better than that!

There are some extremely competent, dedicated, and compassionate senior advisors in the Denver metro area. Below are tips for how to compare senior advisors, so that you can make the best choice.

Background, Experience, And Expertise
When comparing senior advisors, ask about their background, experience, and expertise. For example, do they have a healthcare background? Have they worked in a senior community or facility? Do they have experience with Alzheimer’s and memory care residents’ needs? Have they helped seniors with complex medical issues? Are they familiar with all of the different senior living options, including: independent living, assisted living, memory care, residential care facilities, and nursing homes? The more your senior advisor knows, the better.

Knowledge Of The Denver Metro Area’s Senior Communities And Facilities
It will help if the senior advisor has specific knowledge about senior communities and facilities in the Denver metro area. Which are the best? Which ones don’t have a good reputation and shouldn’t be on your short list? What are the strengths (and weaknesses) of each senior community or facility? What is the makeup of each community – what are the residents like? Ideally, your senior advisor should have extensive knowledge about dozens, or even hundreds, of places in the Denver metro area. Better still, a good senior advisor will have recently visited all of those places.

Tours Of Senior Communities And Facilities
Simply getting a “short list” of retirement communities and care facilities from a senior advisor isn’t particularly helpful, especially if that short list contains more than 3-5 choices. You need a senior advisor who will schedule tours of communities and facilities and accompany you on those tours. If an advisor’s with you when you visit the communities and facilities, you can make an informed decision together. Many Denver area senior advisors never accompany families on tours, which is a shame. Imagine hiring a real estate agent who never stepped foot in the houses you were looking to buy – you just wouldn’t do that.

Resources And Professional Contacts
The best senior advisors in the Denver metro area have a “Rolodex” of contacts, sometimes in their heads. These resources and professional contacts can range from professional organizers to handymen, real estate agents to moving companies, home health agencies to medical escorts for doctors appointments. Moving, at any age, in the best of times, can be an enormous undertaking. Add in that many seniors have to make a move on little notice, when they’re not in the best of health, and the process can become even more daunting. A resourceful senior advisor – who’s willing to go the extra mile – can make all the difference.

Payment Arrangements With Senior Advisors
When comparing senior advisors, you’ll want to compare fee structures.

Some senior advisors charge by the hour or by the project, which makes the arrangement clear-cut. These advisors work for you, and you alone, without any particular loyalty or preference for one particular senior community or facility. With these types of senior advisors, you can compare hourly rates and estimates for how many hours will be required.

In the Denver metro area, it’s common for other senior advisors to be paid by the senior communities or facilities. When you work with these types of advisors, the service is free to you. The senior community or facility pays the advisor a placement fee (also known as a referral fee) whenever someone the advisor is working with moves into their community or facility.

Communication And Responsiveness Of The Senior Advisor
It can be helpful, from the get-go, to establish how you’ll communicate with your senior advisor. In the best case, your senior advisor will be available (almost 24/7) by text, phone, and/or e-mail while you’re in the process of finding a place, and in the weeks and months following the move.

Choosing a senior advisor in the Denver area can be one of the most important decisions you’ll make in. Be sure to make a good choice, since everything else will springboard from this decision.

Contact A Senior Advisor For Help In Finding The Right Community Or Facility
If you would like help finding the right community or facility for yourself or a loved one, contact one of these Senior Advisors. Their senior placement services are free for seniors and their families!

Denver, Aurora, Southeast Metro Area: Call senior advisor Kelly O’Connor, (303) 214-9195, or e-mail kelly@seniorgevity.com. Kelly helps seniors and their families find communities and facilities in Denver, Aurora, and the Southeast metro area, including: Highlands Ranch, Centennial, Littleton, Englewood, Denver Tech Center, Lone Tree, Parker, and Castle Rock.

West Metro Area, North Metro Area: Please call senior advisor Marnie Biln, (303) 222-5281, or e-mail marnie@seniorgevity.com. Marnie helps seniors and their families find communities and facilities in the West Metro area and North metro area, including: Lakewood, Arvada, Wheat Ridge, Golden, Thornton, Northglenn, Brighton, Commerce City, Westminster, Louisville, Longmont, and Lafayette.

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