Compare Senior Placement Advocates To Referral Websites

(A Place for Mom, Alzheimers Locator, Caring.com, AgingCare.com®)

Info compiled from websites, news stories, Glassdoor.com, interviews.

What Families Can Expect Senior Placement Advocates   Referral Websites

Free to families (paid by facilities)

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You deal directly with one professional in your search for Senior Housing

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No, you deal with dozens of facilities sales people who call and email you repeatedly.

Your professional has Senior Care or Healthcare background or long history in senior placement

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No. Website “Advisors” are  commissioned sales people, recruited for telephone sales skills. Senior care, healthcare or placement experience are not required.

Face-to-face assessments with seniors and families, when possible

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No

Recommend facilities based on deep knowledge gleaned from regular visits to local Assisted Living and Alzheimers facilities

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No, Website salesmen seldom visit facilities. APFM commits only to “perform license reviews and official violation audits of partner communities twice a year.”

Accompanied visits with families and seniors

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No, You go alone, deal directly with facility sales people.

Negotiates prices/terms for family

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No

Unbiased, personal meetings to help   families reach informed decisions

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No

Personal allies through difficult process, coordinating move in, often visiting after move to make sure all is well

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No, website “advisors” typically never meet face-to-face with clients and families.

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