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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.
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.
Top 10 Signs Your Loved One May Need Senior Care
Increased falls or risk of falls
Wandering from home
Wearing the same clothes multiple days
Frequently forgetting to take medications
An unsafe/unclean home
Difficulty with one or more activites of daily living
Need for nighttime supervision that cannot be met by in-home caregiver
Repeating questions and multiple phone calls with the same questions
Not eating healthy or drinking fluids regularly
Unsafe behavior, such as leaving the stove on or exterior doors open
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:
From our initial conversations, our goal is to thoroughly assess your loved one's situation and needs, so we get a comprehensive picture of how we can best support you.
We meet with you personally to present a plan designed meet your loved one's specific needs. Whether we are finding the best care communities or consulting solutions, our goal is to help you provide the care, support, comfort and safety you promised your loved one.
After you approve our plan of action and next steps, we walk you through each phase of the process. We schedule tours for our Senior Living Placement clients and accompany them to each care community and introduce our ElderCare Consulting clients to the proper resources. We make sure your goals are met in a timely and graceful manner.
We build long-standing relationships with our clients and their families. We follow-up to ensure that your loved one's care needs are being met on a consistent basis and that you are confident in your decisions. If your situation changes in any way, we are here to support you on an ongoing basis.
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."