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”

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 ones may need senior care

We Do The Homework For You

Our process is aimed at relieving you of the stress and confusion in finding the right care needs.

About Mark and Karyn Wolff

mark
 
karyn

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.