Senior Placement and Elder Care Consulting

2 10, 2020

Senior Care Authority Launches New Corporate Website

2020-10-02T10:42:24-04:00October 2nd, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

Senior Care Authority has launched a robust new website that answers vital questions for patients, caregivers, human resource executives and those interested in becoming franchise owners.

PALO ALTO, Calif. — Senior Care Authority, a national leader in eldercare consulting and senior placement has launched a dynamic new website with extensive information for consumers, corporations, as well as for prospective franchise owners.

Senior Care Authority excels at providing timely and needed information through trusted local advisors who compassionately assist with their expertise in care transitions, decision-making, and advocacy.

Families will find enhanced resources on the new site, including the opportunity to work with advisors who are experienced with eldercare—someone outside of the emotional landscape of the family who conducts research on appropriate placements, talks to providers, organizes paperwork, helps families come to consensus, and knows how to access special programs/resources.

Those interested in exploring the possibility of becoming a Senior Care Authority business owner will find valuable content as well. Videos by current franchise owners lay out a roadmap for future owners to understand the business. There are details on how Senior Care Authority, a recession-resilient business, assists with startup, online training, and offers the opportunity to be part of something that offers lasting impact and meaning.

With the rate of employee caregiving increasing, Senior Care Authority has been advising companies with a unique opportunity to support employees. An overview of the employee benefit program supporting family caregivers has been added to the updated website.

The learning experience on the site is rich, easy to navigate, and full of vital facts, figures, and tools to help visitors select amongst the sometimes overwhelming options in the senior care landscape.

Frank M. Samson, CSA, founder and CEO of Senior Care Authority, stated, “Our eldercare team was diligent in determining what was necessary to make our site more user-friendly for families, prospective franchise owners and corporations. Navigating the world of eldercare is complex. Those who provide care to their elders deserve the support and streamlining of tasks.”

About Senior Care Authority®

Senior Care Authority® was founded in 2009 and currently serves locations nationally in 25 states and Canada. The network is comprised of professionally trained and experienced local advisors who assist families with the overwhelming challenges associated with selecting the best options in assisted living, memory care, nursing care and navigating through a complex healthcare system. Learn more at seniorcareauthority.com.

23 09, 2020

Senior Care Authority® Offers Course for Certified Dementia Practitioner Accreditation

2020-09-23T11:35:10-04:00September 23rd, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

Senior Care Authority® is enhancing its capacity to help families by providing the Certified Dementia Practitioner Accreditation course.

PETALUMA, Calif. — In order to empower seniors, families, financial and legal professionals, and health care providers who are working with someone living with dementia, Senior Care Authority® is now offering a course leading to Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) certification. Their first seminar, to be held on Sept. 29, 2020, will precede the Fall 2020 launch of the Senior Care Authority Academy, a vehicle for equipping the industry and the public with the latest information on dementia and other information related to senior care. For more information or to register go to: https://www.seniorcare-nyfl.com/alzheimers-disease-and-dementia-care-seminar.html

“Our company prides itself on providing the best-trained and most caring senior care advisors,” stated Senior Care Authority Managing Director Marcy Baskin. “We have recently added CDP certification as a requirement for all our franchisees. Through this certification, we are able to augment our existing range of services and make certain that our seniors and families are getting the maximum level of service.”

In addition to extensive training and coaching in related and complementary services, Senior Care Authority® requires that all franchisees acquire the prestigious Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) designations. They now have a team of three instructors, authorized to train and prepare others for CDP certification.

Senior Care Authority® franchise owners are well versed in the theory and practice of caring for dementia patients. Advisors skillfully and compassionately assist families in exploring all areas of senior care.

Placement assistance:

Our Certified Senior Advisors can help as families search for reputable communities and care homes, including Assisted Living and Memory Care communities. All locations are inspected, and state reports are reviewed for any citations issued against a particular provider.

Eldercare Consulting:

Whether the need is for finding a skilled nursing facility, in-home care management, long-distance caregiving, or providing families with “peace of mind visits” when they are unable to visit their loved ones, Senior Care Authority® offers families customized services to help problem solve and reduce their stress.

Advocacy:

The advocates at Senior Care Authority® stand by families as they navigate the often-confusing healthcare arena.

Family coaching:

An independent set of eyes and ears can be invaluable when tough decisions must be made. Senior Care Authority® staff work diligently to make sure that the viewpoints and feelings of each family member are brought to light.

As Certified Senior Advisors and Certified Dementia Practitioners, the team provides families with compassion and expertise to help them navigate this experience. Our communication is accessible and consistent. With Senior Care Authority®, families are never alone.

About Senior Care Authority®

Senior Care Authority® was founded in 2009 and currently serves locations nationally in 25 states and Canada. The network is comprised of professionally trained and experienced local advisors who assist families with the overwhelming challenges associated with selecting the best options in assisted living, memory care, nursing care and navigating a complex health care system. Learn more at seniorcareauthority.com. For additional information, please visit: https://www.seniorcareauthority.com/understanding-alzheimers.html

 

6 08, 2020

Senior Care Authority Franchisee Earns Rockstar Recognition From Franchise Business Review

2020-08-06T10:41:17-04:00August 6th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

Senior Care Authority franchise owner Cynthia Perthuis is among 81 franchise owners honored for franchise and community leadership by the independent research firm Franchise Business Review.

PETALUMA, Calif. — Cynthia Perthuis, a Senior Care Authority franchise owner, has been recognized by the Franchise Business Review as a Franchise Rock Star; each year, Franchise Business Review honors franchise owners who set exceptional examples of achieving success within the franchise model. This year’s Franchise Rock Stars were selected from over 28,000 franchisees, representing more than 300 brands that participated in Franchise Business Review’s research in the past 18 months.

Regarding her inclusion as an honoree, Cynthia explains, “It is such an honor to be recognized, and it is a reminder that hard work will always pay off in the end. As a franchise owner in New York and Southwest Florida, my team is able to focus on our clients and their families’ needs, in part, due to the support of the Senior Care Authority corporation. I cannot be successful without the success of my local teams and my colleagues across the country.”

Cynthia joined Senior Care Authority in June of 2018 as a franchise owner with multi-territory ownership. She services families in the New York City and Southwest Florida markets.

The Franchise Rock Stars recognized were nominated by their franchise brand leadership in one of eight categories as franchisees who set admirable examples when it comes to leadership, business acumen, financial and professional success, and contributing to their community. Categories included: Giving Back, Women, Millennials, Veterans, Family-Owned, “Freshmen”, Top-Performers, and Multi-Unit Owners.

Laura Batts, Vice President of Franchise Development, added, “Cynthia has many of the skills and traits we seek in our franchise owners, which has helped her to scale her business quickly. She is an accomplished networker, an excellent communicator, and has solid sales and marketing expertise. Cynthia does what it takes to find the very best solutions for seniors and their families, leaving no stone unturned, no detail unattended.”

As the leading research firm serving the franchise sector, Franchise Business Review provides ratings of franchise opportunities based on survey research that measures franchisee satisfaction and performance. Franchise Business Review publishes rankings of the top franchises in its annual Guide to Today’s Top Franchises, as well as guides throughout the year ranking the top franchises in specific sectors.

About Franchise Business Review

Franchise Business Review (FBR) is a leading market research firm serving the franchise sector. FBR measures satisfaction and engagement of franchisees and publishes various guides and reports for entrepreneurs considering an investment in a franchise business. Since 2005, FBR has surveyed hundreds of thousands of franchise owners and over 1,100 leading franchise companies. FBR publishes free and unbiased franchisee satisfaction research reports throughout the year.

About Senior Care Authority

Senior Care Authority® was founded in 2009 and expanded nationally in late 2014 through franchising, currently serving locations nationally in 25 states and Canada. The network is comprised of professionally trained and experienced local advisors who assist families with the overwhelming challenges associated with selecting the best options in assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, and navigating through a complex healthcare system.

27 07, 2020

Senior Care Authority Offers New Business Owners a Less Costly Option to Meet the Rising Demand for Advisory Services in the Area of Senior Care

2020-07-27T11:00:11-04:00July 27th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

Senior Care Authority franchisees have lower operating costs and less competition than those who start senior in-home care businesses.

PETALUMA, Calif. — In meeting the increasing demand for guidance in care options, the Senior Care Authority business model offers a solid menu of services in the areas of Eldercare Consulting, Senior Placement, and Advocacy. Senior Care Authority offers a low investment opportunity for those seeking to own a business in this growing industry. Costs related to initially hiring employees or renting office space faced by those who start senior in-home care businesses are not incurred by Senior Care Authority owners, making this a low overhead opportunity. The company provides support, education, technology, and extensive training to empower franchisees to start operations immediately and scale quickly.

Senior Care Authority is a leader in senior placement and eldercare consulting. Advisors offer families critical guidance as they navigate the often stressful and overwhelming process of choosing the best senior care options for their loved ones. Senior Care Authority’s local business owners truly make a difference in the lives of seniors by ensuring that they are able to find the best long-term care solutions based on the individual needs of each client.

The demand for senior care services has been rising exponentially in recent months. “I have the utmost respect for in-home care businesses since they also do valuable and admirable work. We consistently work with these organizations to create the best care plan for our clients,” says Frank M. Samson, CSA, founder and CEO of Senior Care Authority in Petaluma, CA. “However, it is a very competitive sector of the senior care business – making it more challenging for start-ups to break into the industry. Senior Care Authority, on the other hand, allows franchisees to tap into the growing demand with fewer barriers and far less competitors”

Successful Senior Care Authority franchisees often have these traits in common:

  • Are able to create, establish, and maintain an untarnished reputation in the community and develop relationships with other senior care providers and referral sources.
  • Compassion, empathy, and integrity in all relationships.
  • Excellence in the fulfillment and delivery of placement services – displaying trustworthiness, expertise, reliability and sharing of valuable resources.
  • Skills in the development of effective marketing tactics and obtaining referrals to generate new clients.
  • Are able to leverage technology, systems, and processes that have been proven to produce consistent and profitable results.

“We take our job – which is ultimately to help families identify and locate the care services that will be the most beneficial for their physical and mental well-being – very seriously. We are always thrilled when like-minded individuals who wish to provide the same life-changing service to seniors and their families decide to open a Senior Care Authority franchise. It is truly an honor to fully support them and their businesses with proven systems and technologies that works,” said Marcy Baskin, Managing Director of Senior Care Authority.

About Senior Care Authority®

Senior Care Authority® was founded in 2009 and expanded nationally in late 2014 through franchising, currently serves locations nationally in 25 states and Canada. The network is comprised of professionally trained and experienced local advisors who assist families with the overwhelming challenges associated with selecting the best options in assisted living, memory care, nursing care and navigating through a complex healthcare system. Learn more at seniorcareauthority.com.

8 07, 2020

Senior Care Authority Franchise Owner Mary Molnar Receives the Rising Star Award From the Cleveland Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners

2020-07-08T12:36:35-04:00July 8th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

CLEVELAND — Senior Care Authority franchise owner Mary Molnar was recently honored with the Rising Star Award by the Cleveland Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). The award is given to a member who has demonstrated entrepreneurial creativity and determination to successfully manage a business they started less than five years ago.

Molnar started her Senior Care Authority franchise in 2018 with her husband, Mark. It was the first location to open in northeast Ohio. Molnar was motivated to open the business after a difficult experience finding her father-in-law, and then her mother, the right long-term senior care community. In addition, Molnar worked closely with seniors during her career as an occupational therapist.

“I witnessed firsthand how much families struggled to find the right type of care for their loved ones’ care that suited their needs and budget. I want to act as the advocate that many families lack. I am thrilled to be able to provide this service,” Molnar said.

Senior Care Authority provides personalized guidance and assistance to families seeking long-term care for seniors. The three-step process that advisors follow ensures they find the perfect match.

Assessment

An advisor conducts telephone and in-person assessments, reviewing the senior’s needs based on several critical factors. The Advisor takes into account the different options available including independent living, assisted living, memory care or in-home care services and compares them with the senior’s needs to find the best match.

Residence Visits

Based on the assessment, the Advisor will arrange for tours of highly rated communities and either accompany the family at the facility or coordinate a virtual tour, providing support every step of the way. As the family’s advocate, the Advisor assists with negotiations, helps with making a final decision and completing the necessary paperwork

Ongoing Support

The Advisor stays in touch with the senior and their family to ensure a smooth transition, periodically reassessing their needs if they change. They are always available and happy to answer any questions the family may have.

The Molnars know the quality of local long-term care facilities because they have visited hundreds of them and created a scorecard for each. They made itemized lists that include cost, location, type of care offered, environmental factors and more.

Senior Care Authority also offers Eldercare Consulting, a fee-for-service offering for seniors and their families. The company keeps families updated on their loved one’s health and any changes they observe, providing useful resources, and support everyone involved in care transitions. They conduct visits to make sure the senior is doing well, has fresh food and clean clothing and that they are taking their medications. Eldercare Consulting is ideal for seniors who need a bit of extra support.

“Mary provides essential services for families including consulting and placement in high-quality, compassionate long-term care communities that are the right fit for their needs and budget. We salute Mary, along with all of our franchisees, and we are thrilled to see Mary’s noble efforts recognized,” said Frank Samson, CEO of Senior Care Authority.

About Senior Care Authority®:

Senior Care Authority® provides service and support nationwide to older adults and their families. They are familiar with all care options available and can help ease the stress of finding just the right solution.

Founded in 2009 and expanding in late 2014 through franchising, the company currently serves 75 locations in 25 states and Canada. The network is comprised of professionally trained and experienced local advisors who assist families with the overwhelming challenges associated with selecting the best options in assisted living, memory care, nursing care and other long-term care services. Learn more at seniorcareauthority.com.

30 06, 2020

Senior Care Authority Aligns With the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP) to Educate Their Franchisees and Staff

2020-06-30T11:21:25-04:00June 30th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

PETALUMA, Calif. — Senior Care Authority has aligned with the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP) to educate their franchisees and staff.  The Certified Dementia Practitioner designation is well-known for its robust amount of information and skill-building to help caregivers and others on the front lines of supporting people living with dementia. The timing of these developments is perfect, as Senior Care Authority recognizes Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. Currently, 80% of Senior Care Authority franchisees are certified, with the remaining ones completing the program this summer. Senior Care Authority franchisees have also achieved Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) status. New franchisees will also be required to complete both certifications.

These landmark certifications are part of the company’s ongoing efforts to increase their franchisees’ expertise in dementia strategies in addition to the comprehensive training which is a mandatory part of setting up a Senior Care Authority business. All new franchisees are provided with 70 hours of overall training in how to best be of service to the needs of seniors and their families, in addition to an additional required 12-hour training in Eldercare Consulting. Families are in very skilled and caring hands when working with a Senior Care Authority Advisor.

Senior Care Authority is a well-known senior placement and eldercare consulting organization and is often asked by publications for their expertise on senior care as was highlighted in a recent USA Today supplement. The company’s knowledgeable and compassionate advisors guide families as they navigate the challenges that arise while choosing appropriate care options for their loved ones. Highly trained, skilled, CDP and CSA certified staff members act as consultants to families to ensure they find the best long-term care options and care plans in their area based on the needs of each senior.

“Recognizing Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month is important for raising awareness and educating families about dementia. Dementia is a reality for far too many seniors. The caring team at Senior Care Authority understands the challenges of living with dementia. We do everything in our power to help families place their loved ones with senior care that offers a chance at the quality of life they deserve in their golden years,” said Frank Samson, CEO of Senior Care Authority.

About Senior Care Authority

Founded in 2009 and expanding in late 2014 through franchising, the company currently serves 75 locations in 24 states and Canada. The network is comprised of professionally trained and experienced local advisors who assist families with the overwhelming challenges associated with selecting the best options in assisted living, memory care, nursing care and other long-term care services. Learn more at seniorcareauthority.com.

23 03, 2020

Senior Care Authority Provides No Cost Consulting to Families Coping With Care Needs During Sheltering in Place

2020-03-23T12:25:46-04:00March 23rd, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

Senior Care Authority is helping families across the United States navigate care solutions during the Coronavirus crisis.

PETALUMA, Calif. — Senior Care Authority, a well-known senior placement and eldercare consulting organization, has been proactive in providing vital information to families during this unprecedented critical situation. Families making difficult decisions and trying to access eldercare resources are finding support and real-time information from their local advisor. These knowledgeable and compassionate advisors are assisting families with the challenges associated with choosing appropriate care options. With the current restrictions placed on assisted living, memory care, nursing care, and other long-term services, families need a different type of assistance.

Senior Care Authority surveyed thousands of assisted living and residential care homes around the country and compiled information including what CDC protocols they are following, visitor policies, acceptance of new admissions, and if tours of the community are permitted. The information gathered from the questionnaire enables Senior Care Authority franchise owners to help families choose safe care options and ensure that senior buildings have proper protocols in place while the virus is active.

To best help families cope in this trying time, Senior Care Authority is thankful to be able to offer a one-hour free consultation to any family that is trying to make decisions or explore options for their loved ones. In addition, if families are in need of local home caregiving needs, the company will assist with vetting in-home care agencies and caregivers to ensure they are the right fit for the particular situation. For more information and to connect with an eldercare expert in your area, visit Seniorcareauthority.com.

“We are here for families who have questions and concerns,” said Frank Samson, CEO of Senior Care Authority. “Whether families are thinking about getting care at home for a loved one or want to know about safe, assisted living or memory care locations now or in the near future, we are there. Our very knowledgeable, certified, local advisors are here to help.”

The company encourages families not to panic, take into account the source of information, remember that the first concern is our vulnerable seniors, and be mindful of screening, precautions, and preventative measures being utilized. It is important to remember that if buildings are on lockdown, seniors may feel isolated if they cannot see family. Isolation and loneliness have a particular impact on older adults. Families are advised to remain in communication via phone, Facetime or email.

Pamela Filby, vice president of sales at Atria Senior Living, noted, “Accurate information is critical during this Covid-19 outbreak, and our team is working diligently to keep everyone updated on our individual community protocols including visitations restrictions and virtual tours to protect the safety of our residents and our employees. Senior Care Authority has been a valuable asset to keep their local franchise owners and families updated.”

Given the added complication of communities and care homes having to take precautionary measures, including some on total lockdown, in-home care and additional resources are a necessary choice for many families. Senior Care Authority eldercare experts have extensive knowledge, experience, and resources to help families ease the stress of finding what they need.

Marcy Baskin and Frank Samson, senior executives at Senior Care Authority, discuss in a special podcast, how families confronted with difficult situations and trying to access eldercare resources can get support and real-time information.

About Senior Care Authority

Senior Care Authority® provides service and support nationwide to older adults and their families. They are familiar with all the options available and can help ease the stress of finding the right care. Founded in 2009, the company currently serves 75 locations in 24 states and Canada. The network is comprised of professionally trained and experienced local advisors who assist families with the overwhelming challenges associated with selecting the best options in assisted living, memory care, nursing care and other long-term care services.

For more information, visit Seniorcareauthority.com.

6 02, 2020

Frank M. Samson, Founder of Senior Care Authority Highlighted in Dynamic Founders of the 21st Century

2020-02-06T09:55:08-05:00February 6th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

15 Fast-Growth Companies and their Founders Profiled.

PETALUMA, Calif., Feb. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — An inspiring new book, Dynamic Founders of the 21st Century, has just been released profiling founders of small businesses. The focus is on entrepreneurs and founders who embody the special combination of skill-sets, personality, and determination needed to succeed in today’s global economy. The people featured will inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs and founders by sharing the lessons learned and wisdom gained as they followed their vision to sustainable success.

“When approached by author Michael Caldwell I was honored to be considered and included in this publication with other business owners who have excelled in their fields,” says Frank Samson, CEO of Senior Care Authority, a leading national Eldercare Consulting franchisor.

Samson, who started the business in 2009 and began franchising the concept in 2014, has also authored a book, The Aging Boomers, Answers to Critical Questions for You, Your Parents and Loved Ones,” and hosts a regular podcast and syndicated radio show called “Boomers Today.”

Marcy Baskin, Managing Director of Senior Care Authority has worked with Frank for over 6 years and commented on this chapter:

Frank well deserves to be included among the 15 other chosen founders in this dynamic book. After working with Frank for over six years, I have watched how the cornerstones of our business include the respect he holds for our franchise owners, how he values their feedback, and how he is truly open to making improvements to the company based on their input. That very respect, coupled with an extraordinarily creative business mind is at the source of what has made Senior Care Authority so successful.

Frank sums up what his ultimate win-win relationship is with his franchise business owners…helping people in business who are helping others find peace, hope, and solutions during some of the darkest times of their lives.

About Senior Care Authority: 

Senior Care Authority® is a Senior Placement and Elder Care Consulting organization based in Petaluma, California. Founded in 2009, the company began franchising in 2014 and currently serves nearly 75 locations in 24 states and Canada. The network is comprised of professionally trained and experienced local advisors who assist families with the overwhelming challenges associated with selecting the best options in assisted living, memory care, nursing care and other long-term care services. The company ranked in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 list in 2019 as well as Franchise Business Review’s Top 50 Franchisee Satisfaction Award. For more information about the company’s franchise opportunity visit us online at www.seniorcareauthority.com/franchise

4 02, 2020

Senior Care Authority®, Elder Care Consulting Company, Named 2020 Top Franchise in Field

2020-02-04T10:39:47-05:00February 4th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

Independent Survey Shows Franchise Owners Are Highly Satisfied with Senior Care Authority’s Performance.

PETALUMA, Calif. — Senior Care Authority was recently named a top franchise for 2020 by Franchise Business Review. This is the 15th annual ranking of the top 200 award-winning franchise opportunities.

Senior Care Authority® is a Senior Placement and Elder Care Consulting organization comprised of professionally trained and experienced local advisors who assist families with the overwhelming challenges associated with selecting the best options in assisted living, memory care, nursing care and other long-term care services.

Franchise Business Review, a franchise market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction, provides the only rankings and awards for franchise companies based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance. Franchise Business Review publishes its rankings of the top 200 franchises in its annual Guide to Today’s Top Franchises.

Senior Care Authority® was among over 307 franchise brands, representing more than 27,500 franchise owners, that participated in Franchise Business Review’s research. The company’s survey results excelled in the areas of Leadership, Core Values and Franchisee Community.

“There are thousands of successful franchise companies operating in North America, but many of those companies do not offer a solid investment opportunity for the actual franchise owners,” says Eric Stites, CEO of Franchise Business Review. The companies on this year’s list are the top-performing brands in the areas critical to their franchisees’ success.”

“This is a great honor knowing there were tens of thousands of interviews with franchisees, and we were not only one of the top rated companies but the top company in senior care placement and consulting,” says Frank M. Samson, founder of Senior Care Authority® and author of “The Aging Boomers” and creator of “Boomers Today Podcast” and nationally, syndicated radio show.

About Franchise Business Review

Franchise Business Review (FBR) is the leading independent market research firm that specializes in benchmarking franchisee satisfaction based exclusively on ratings and reviews from franchise owners. FBR publishes free and unbiased franchisee satisfaction research reports throughout the year online.

About Senior Care Authority®

Senior Care Authority® is a Senior Placement and Elder Care Consulting organization based in Petaluma, California. The network is comprised of locally owned and professionally trained advisors who assist families with the overwhelming challenges associated with selecting the best options in assisted living, memory care, nursing care and other long-term care services. www.seniocareauthority.com/franchise.