Senior Placement Services

Senior Care Authority provides all the necessary services to identify the proper assisted living facilities or residential care home around the Northwest Atlanta Area for your loved one. We offer a no-cost consultation service to help find the appropriate senior housing when your loved one can no longer care for themselves at home. Our personalized service will help relieve the stress and challenges associated with this major transition, and our expertise and compassion help lighten the load for you and your family.

ElderCare Consulting

Sometimes our families just need more help with the challenging transitions and decision-making. This may include vital conversations and facilitation with family members, home care agency or caregiver selection, connections to valuable resources or regular visitations with a loved one providing "peace of mind" with family members. Whatever the need, we customize the program for each client.

Reflections of an Adult Child

Here’s to the emotional landscape of being the daughter of a mother living with Alzheimer’s. When we know someone, either personally or professionally, who is trying to sort out their experience of loving someone with dementia, a little insight can go a long way...

Understanding Parkinson’s and Resources

Rebecca Hahessy graduated Cum Laude from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development and Family Relations and a concentration in Gerontology and Psychology. Rebecca has been working in the not for profit field for 15 years and in the medical arena more than 10 years. Currently, she is the Program Director at the American Parkinson Disease Association, South Florida Chapter. She manages all their support groups and health and wellness activities and is responsible for providing education, assistance and resources to the community.

Benefits of a Senior Placement/Referral Agency

Steve Villa started a niche company in the senior market, referred to as senior placement or referral. The model is now growing nationwide. Steve talks about senior placement and why his service is benefiting so many families.

Elder Abuse and Neglect: Understand and Recognize the Signs

Elder abuse can happen anywhere – in someone’s own home, in the home of a relative, or in a care facility. As people grow older and more dependent on others, they become more susceptible to physical, emotional, financial, and sexual abuse as well as neglect by family or professional caregivers. Understanding the different types of abuse and the red flags to watch for are the first step in preventing and putting a stop to abuse.

Are You a Fall Risk?

Depending on a number of circumstances, if you answer “yes” to any ONE of the questions below, either for yourself or for your loved one, there could be a significant risk of falling. A fall can change the course of a life due to fracture, subsequent hospitalization, and loss of independence. Not everyone who falls sustains a serious injury but if there have been previous falls, there will likely be more. 

Top 10 signs your loved ones may need senior care

We Do The Homework For You

We are here with personalized, professional service to support you and relieve the stress of finding the care that your loved one needs. We personally visit every senior living community we present to you to ensure they maintain the safety and security you expect. Together, we will find the living solution that will provide the best quality of life possible for your loved one. Following is our process to learn more about your loved to assist in finding the best options:

About Sharon Whitlock

Sharon Whitlock knows what it’s like to move a parent to a care facility, then wonder if you’ve made the right decision. After her mother’s Alzheimer’s progressed to the point where she could no longer be cared for in a residence care home, Sharon and her sister relocated her to a memory care facility.

"Searching for the right care community was stressful in itself, but after we placed her I worried whether she’d be happy or if she would adjust well in her new home," Sharon said. "As we worked to get her acclimated, adding personal touches like family pictures, and hanging her clothing; I overheard her say to another resident, ‘I feel good, I just can’t remember anything,’ and I knew she’d be okay."

Recently Sharon experienced her brother going through memory impairment. Again, she and her family went through the stress of finding the right place. This fueled her desire to help others in locating the appropriate facilities based on the needs and resources available. In an effort to help other families avoid the stress and uncertainty she experienced, Sharon opened a Senior Care Authority franchise serving Northwest Atlanta, Ga.

With more than 25 years’ experience in the Dialysis industry, serving seniors with renal failure as a Registered Nurse and Regional Operations Director, Sharon brings a legacy of caring and compassion to her role as Senior Care Advisor. Her mission: "To provide the best service to families using my head, heart and hands."

Sharon is passionate about "helping seniors age well. They are deserving of the best we can offer," she says. "Our most valuable and cherished asset is our home, and it’s the same focus we embrace as we get older. Finding the perfect home is a crucial component in the care continuum."

As a Senior Care Advisor, Sharon has completed Senior Care Authority’s extensive training program and has spent an enormous amount of time and energy inspecting locations, meeting with staff, and reviewing State reports for citations and complaints.

Sharon meets one-on-one with seniors and families to assess their needs. She then accompanies them on tours of pre-approved facilities, assists with negotiations, paperwork, and follows up with seniors and families to ensure the facilities and treatment plans are meeting their expectations. If there are problems, she serves as the client’s staunch advocate and makes sure all the necessary corrections are made to the client’s satisfaction.

Sharon offers her services at no charge to families, as she typically is compensated by the community the family selects.

When not helping seniors and families, the Powder Springs resident enjoys spending time with family and friends, attending church, and rooting for The Atlanta Falcons and The Hawks. Sharon is an avid sports enthusiast; you really don’t want to block her view of the T.V. when she is watching her teams perform. She brings even more tenacity and compassion to her work with clients as she helps them navigate the tedious terrain to find the best facilities and care available.

Sharon is always happy to help with all the necessary services related to assisted living facilities or residential care home for your loved ones in Northwest Atlanta area. You can see assisted living facility reviews in Georgia on her corporate page.