Updated: Sep 9, 2019
There are a few companies that people constantly ask me about. You have probably heard of some of them. These companies advertise helping people find a place for seniors to live. Most of these places are free to you. The way they make their money is by recommending places. When they give you places that fit your criteria they wait for you to choose one of them. When you do the company receives a kickback from the facility you selected. For some people these places work just fine, however there are some things you should know about these types of companies.
They are not working for you. They are essentially working for the facilities. The need to get paid and the only way to do that is to make sure the customer chooses one of the places they recommend. The company does not have any personal knowledge of many of the places they are referring you to. They do not know the directors or owners either. They are simply using a database of information provided to them from the senior facilities. They give you a list of places and then you go look at them. The companies will call you all the time until you make a decision. If you decide not to choose one they will call you constantly. It is pure sales to these places and they will continue to bother you even after you have chosen a place in many circumstances.
These places have standard information but won't be able to give you any inside information or specific things you should be looking for when you tour the facilities and they certainly do not want to tell you anything that will give you a reason not to choose a place because they need you to do that in order to make a profit.
Seniorlivingsupport.com is a very different type of service. We do not receive any money from any companies or facilities. Our sole purpose is to assist adult children trying to figure out how to get good care for their senior parents. We work solely for the families and our goal is to provide you with as much information as we can so that YOU can choose whatever place you feel is the best for your situation. We give you inside information from personal experience with these places, tips to save money, questions to ask and more. We do not sell you on any facility and we do not call you or bother you with marketing emails. We are here to assist you with as little or as much as you need to help with the process.
Just be aware of what type of places you are getting involved with. Do you want a large company where you will be talking to an operator from an 800 number or a real person who you can talk to directly and or meet with to help with exactly what you want. Check out the full website for great information and feel free to email or chat with us about any questions or specific information you would like to see on the website.