Senior Living Selection

Find Senior Living and Care Options

Making the right care decision for your loved one can be a daunting task filled with stress, tension and pressure. There are so many assisted living, memory care, nursing, and other care options available in Denver Metro Area - the terminology is often unfamiliar. Senior Care Authority® will streamline the process to make it easier for you to make an informed decision.

Our national team of Senior Care Advisors spends countless hours inspecting locations, from mid-to-larger size communities as well as smaller, residential care homes, meeting the staff and reviewing state reports to advise you of any citations that may have been issued against a particular location. 

A Senior Care Advisor will meet personally with you to discuss your options, accompany you on visits to locations and ensure that all your questions are answered. The hallmark of our service commitment is that we are by your side every step of the way. We would be happy to put you in contact with an advisor in your area who will provide you with expert advice on any of the assisted living locations listed in our directory of locations

“8 Steps to Senior Placement”

ElderCare Consulting

Get individualized assistance with your loved one

Sometimes our families just need more help with challenging transitions and decision-making. This may include facilitating essential conversations between family members, home care agency or caregiver selection, connections to valuable resources or regular visitations with a loved one providing "peace of mind" to family members when they are unable to visit themselves.

It can be comforting to have someone partner with you who is outside the emotional landscape of the family, doing research, talking to providers, organizing paperwork, or finding those "needle in a haystack" resources. A go-to person you can turn to when things get overwhelming. Whatever the need, we can customize our services for your family or provide you with vetted referral sources.

“8 Additional Ways We Can Help You”

Living as an Alzheimer's Caregiver

Leigh Hilton is an attorney and Accredited Estate Planner and has helped over 6,000 families protect the assets that they leave to loved ones from divorce, creditors, lawsuits and predators. She is the author of the books “Who Gets Your Stuff When You Die”, “You’re Not Alone: Living with Alzheimer’s Disease” and “You’re Not Alone: Living as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver."

Newest Developments in Hearing Aid Technology

Bill Diles is an audiologist and 4th generation hearing care professional. Bill and his wife Christine, who is also an audiologist, own 5 clinics in Sonoma County California. Besides running the local clinics, Bill consults with private practices around the country representing the family business known as Pivot Hearing. Bill is often a guest speaker at regional and national meetings. His passion is bringing optimal hearing solutions to those who suffer from hearing loss.

Long-term Care Planning - What NOT to do

Attorney Daniel J. Umlauf is a noted speaker on estate planning. Born in Texas, he attended Texas A&M University before meeting his wife in Switzerland and following her back to North Carolina. He was introduced to estate planning and elder law in law school at Wake Forest University when he wrote a grant to help small farmers in North Carolina who were losing family farms in part due to poor estate planning. He began his own firm, Salem Law, in 2010, and practices exclusively in the areas of estate planning, probate, guardianship, and elder law. Daniel serves as a Deacon at Salem Presbyterian Church, and is the Vice President and President-Elect of the Stratford Rotary Club.

Preparing for Emergencies in Senior Living

Cate Steane leads an organization by the name of Make It Happen Preparedness Services. She enables businesses to outsource emergency preparedness planning & training. Cate spent 12 years practicing law, representing the City of Oakland Hills Fire litigation, training in Community Emergency Response Teams, Wilderness First Aid, & project management. She spent over 20 years leadership in risk management, facilities and human resources responding to the Loma Prieta Earthquake, Oakland Hills and Wine Country Fires.

Caregiver Stress: What You Can Do

Being a family caregiver is no small feat. Balancing your own needs with those of the person for whom you are providing care is tricky. Here are some ideas for coping and giving yourself a much-needed boost:

Top 10 Signs Your Loved One May Need Senior Care

We Do The Homework For You

We are here with personalized, professional services to support you and relieve the stress of finding the care that your loved one needs and deserves. Together, we will find the best senior living and senior care solutions, so that your loved one will experience the quality of life you wish for them. Here is the process we use to help you accomplish that goal:

About Senior Care Authority, Denver Metro

The care team at Senior Care Authority, Denver Metro has a combined 50+ years of experience to dedicate to your family. Our sole purpose is to support you in your role as decision-maker regarding the future or current care needs of your loved one. 

Our founder Kelly O'Connor knows exactly what it’s like. For most of her 20s, Kelly cared for older and ailing family members, serving as a caregiver for her mother who had cancer, and as a long-distance caregiver for her two grandmothers. At a young age, she held the responsibility of making critical healthcare and estate decisions during a time of crisis.

After their unfortunate passings, Kelly returned to her career as corporate communications executive in the fashion industry. She worked with all the top magazines, television shows, movies and celebrity stylists, but her heart was calling her to contribute her talents and experiences in a larger, more meaningful way. She went to graduate school school and started volunteering with various philanthropic organizations, including a local hospice in Denver. Then she received the call that changed her life...a well-known senior industry professional said, “I have the job for you.” And the rest is history.

It was then that Kelly began a heartfelt second career in the senior living industry, specializing in moves and transitions. She has worked in almost every area of the field: independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, hospice and home care. She holds a master's degree in Spiritual Psychology and a Professional Advancement Certification in Gerontology. She also received her Certified Senior Advisor designation which confirm her proficiency as a specialist in aging, as well as expanded her network nationally. She completed Certified Eden Associate Training with the Eden Alternative, an international organization transforming how nursing homes operate worldwide. In addition, she completed Masterpiece Living Academy associate training for Successful Aging and associate training through Naomi Feil’s Validation Training Institute. Kelly is an active member of the Denver Senior Coalitions and the Colorado Senior Lobby. She has also served as a "Music and Memories” volunteer for residents with Alzheimer’s and dementia and regularly teaches at Clermont College of Creative Life, where the average student age is late-80s. 

Clearly, Kelly's dedication to elders and their families is paramount in her life. Alongside her work, Kelly makes time to sneak away with her handsome four-legged companion, Buddy, exploring the trails, lakes and coffee shops in Denver and throughout Colorado. 

Kelly is always happy to help with all the necessary services related to assisted living facilities or residential care home for your loved ones in Denver metro area. You can see assisted living facility reviews in Colorado on her corporate page.

“Seeing the relief on our clients' faces when we rally around them makes my heart sing. It is our sole objective to take the complexities of senior care, break them down so they aren't so daunting, and then offer compassionate solutions to meet your specific needs."