Moving into a senior living community is a highly personal decision that often is fraught with uncertainty. Neighborly Senior Placement provides direction, support and education, giving you confidence in your decision.
On our initial phone conversation, we’ll discuss your specific care needs, determine what geographical locations you’d like to be in, what’s most important to you when looking for a senior living community, and review the various ways you can pay for senior living.
I’ll arrange for tours of the communities that you’re most interested in, and personally introduce you to their teams. Because I’ve worked with virtually all of the senior living communities in the Bay Area, I can leverage my personal relationships with each of them.
Once we’ve found the right community, I’ll assist you with facilitating the move-in process, and be with you every step along the way.
Areas We Serve
San Francisco County
East Bay: Alameda, Contra Costa Counties
Peninsula: San Mateo County
South Bay: Santa Clara County
Senior Living Community Options
INDEPENDENT LIVING For those individuals who lead a fairly active and independent lifestyle. It includes having access to a robust social life, being able to enjoy a variety of social and recreational activities with like-minded people, as well as being in charge of your personal care, dining options, and your living space.
ASSISTED LIVING For older adults who may be cognitively or physically unable to live independently. Staff is available 24/7 to help with ADLs (Activities of Daily Living), from toileting, bathing assistance and medication management, to scheduling doctor appointments and transportation to them. These seniors typically have their own living space, such as a private or semi-private apartment, while also having access to supplemental care, as well as life enrichment programming.
MEMORY CARE For those individuals who are experiencing a decline in their cognitive abilities because of Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia. Proven therapies of compassion and patience can enhance their quality of life, help maintain their dignity, and offer some level of independence within a secure environment. Services typically include assistance with ADLs (bathing, dressing and medication management), help with dining, housekeeping, transportation to medical appointments, plus access to education and support groups.
SKILLED NURSING CARE If an older adult has a serious physical or mental condition that requires more intensive care, a Skilled Nursing Community, or more broadly, an in-patient rehabilitation and medical treatment center, can be your best choice. These facilities provide medically necessary services of licensed nurses, occupational and physical therapists, speech pathologists, and audiologists. Often, this is a temporary stay to recover from a heart attack, a stroke, or an operation that requires weeks or months of rehab and therapy. Skilled nursing provides 24/7 assistance with healthcare and ADLs.
CONTINUING CARE AND LIFE CARE COMMUNITIES These offer an “all-in-one” approach to whatever levels of care you or your loved one may need over the course of time. For example, most aging adults start in Independent Living, then gradually transition into Assisted Living. Eventually, you may need to move to Skilled Nursing Care and/or Memory Care. The continuum of care offered by CCRCs and Life Care offers the ultimate in peace of mind; however, this is generally the most expensive kind of care because of the variety of programs and levels of assistance offered.
BOARD AND CARE HOME This broadly used term refers to nonmedical community-based residential settings that house two or more unrelated adults with or without disabilities. These homes provide services such as meals, medication supervision or reminders, organized activities, transportation, and assistance with bathing, dressing, and ADLs.