Stephanie Raffelock is a graduate of Naropa University’s program in Writing and Poetics. She’s worked as a freelance writer for publications that include The Rogue Valley Messenger, Nexus Magazine, Omaha Lifestyles, and SixtyandMe.com. As host for the podcast, Coffee Table Wisdom, Stephanie promotes embracing the accumulating years with purpose, intention and joy. She is the author of the book “A Delightful Little Book on Aging.”
Senior Placement Services
No Service Fees
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 Sacramento Metropolian 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”
Elder Care Consulting
Service Fees May Apply
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”
Top 10 signs your loved ones 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 such as bathing, preparing meals, toileting.
Need for nighttime supervision that cannot be met by in-home caregiver.
Repeating questions and multiple phone calls with the same questions.
Not eating or drinking fluids regularly
Unsafe behavior (leaving the stove on, exterior doors opened)
We Do The Homework For You
Our process is aimed at relieving you of the stress and confusion in finding the right care needs.
In our initial conversation, we will seek to get a comprehensive understanding of your elder care needs, answer your questions and set up a time to meet with you.
We meet with you personally and present the senior living alternatives that provide the safety, care, and comfort you expect and that meet your location and affordability requirements.
After identifying the providers that will meet your needs, we schedule tours and accompany you to each community. Once your selection is made, we can assist with the paperwork and arrangements for moving.
We will follow up with you to ensure that the location chosen is meeting the care, comfort, and safety needs of your loved one. We are always available to answer any questions you might have free of charge.
About Mark and Karyn Wolff
Mark and Karyn Wolff are the owners of Senior Care Authority, Sacramento Metro.
Serving Placer, Sacramento, Yolo, Yuba, Sutter and Nevada Counties
Mark and Karyn have a combined 50+ years of experience to offer to your family. “Our sole purpose is to make your life easier at a time when you have difficult choices to make regarding the future of a loved one.”
Like many others who have chosen this field, Mark and Karyn have a very personal connection with the families they work with because of their own experiences supporting family members with chronic illness.
Early in Mark’s career as a Financial Advisor his mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. The next 10 years would require Mark to play the roles of a full time employee, husband, father to two young girls, part-time caregiver and full-time manager of his mother’s financial affairs. “I was faced with decisions I was unprepared for”, says Mark. “I had to make housing decisions for her, and I even had to interpret my mother’s intentions about life support”.
It was at that time that Mark shifted his focus to Financial Planning and helping families with long-term care, Estate Planning and Income Protection issues. He received the CLU® designation from The American College. The CLU® is widely considered to be the most respected insurance designation in the industry and underscores Mark’s dedication to his specialization in life insurance and Estate Planning.
Having been employed as a consultant for Hartford Life, Prudential Life and several independent general agencies, Mark worked with clients of firms such as Edward Jones, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, US Bank, Union Bank, RW Baird, RBC and Morgan Stanley.
In this capacity, Mark helped thousands of clients protect their loved ones over the last 15 years.
So why Senior Care Authority? According to Mark, “Helping people when they need it the most feels good. When we had just a few weeks to find 24-hour care for my mother, I took time off from work and flew to Las Vegas to help my sister search for an assisted living facility. After three days of searching, we realized there were just too many choices, we felt we had not made any progress and we didn’t really know what to do and what questions to ask. “
“It seems that there is a big need for a “Concierge Service” to take some of the weight off of family members who find themselves in a situation they did not ask to be in. Our services allow families to spend more time with their loved ones and less time stressing the details.
Karyn explains.. “Shirley was Mark’s mother who had late stage Alzheimer’s and was wheelchair bound. Watching my daughter, Kaitlyn (7-years old at the time) volunteer to visit with grandma Shirley often and then comfort her by holding her hand and stroking her hair made me so proud of her and I realize how much compassion children have for the elderly. That experience taught me a lot about the importance of having a safe place for people in all stages of life to live.”
With an MBA and formal IBM training, Karyn also spent years as a mortgage loan consultant and a realtor. This experience gives Karyn a unique perspective on the relocation and moving process from financial details to finding the right neighborhood, and the right fit for your loved one.
Often, when moving a loved one the family needs to raise cash or create income. Karyn assists family members to make difficult decisions about how to handle newly vacated real estate and are faced with property management and/or sell vs. rent decisions.
Today Mark and Karyn spend much of their time touring and reviewing local living communities – including assisted living, independent living, dementia and memory care, and residential care homes – to help their clients make the best possible decision for their loved ones. They meet one on one with families to assess needs, accompany them on tours of pre-approved facilities, assist with negotiations and paperwork, and follow-up with the senior after a placement is made.
“We get tremendous fulfillment by making personal connections, solving problems, and helping our clients to find the perfect spot, and the right fit” Karyn says. “At the end of the day, it’s nice knowing that the work you’re doing is worthwhile”. The best part? They offer their services at no cost to families; they earn a fee from the facility after a placement is made.
Mark and Karyn are always happy to help with all the necessary services related to assisted living facilities or residential care home for your loved ones in Sacramento metro. You can see assisted living facility reviews in California on their corporate page.