Aging is an unfortunate fact of life. For some people, it’s a breeze, but that is not the case for most of us. Thanks to advances in science and medicine, Americans are living longer lives, but sometimes help is needed, more help than we can give ourselves or that family and loved ones can provide.
Retirement communities, assisted living centers, and other kinds of senior communities are growing in number and popularity. Simply googling “assisted living Volusia County” results in over 300,000 hits. That’s an overwhelming number, and it’s difficult to see how the average senior—or caretaker—is supposed to navigate such a sea of options.
Conveniently, you don’t have to do it alone. Community Senior Advisors, a Palm Coast-based organization that helps people make important decisions about residential placement, whether for themselves or their loves ones, is here to help.
Community Senior Advisors (CSA) was started by Ellen Brody-Palm, a medical industry professional with over 30 years of experience. Ellen saw the need for this kind of service when her own parents—who are now in their 90s—began exploring their own residential options. Ellen began helping them with fact-finding and investigating, and quickly realized that this was something that could help others in the same position. With a background in healthcare and having served as a director of marketing for an assisted living community, Ellen put her significant experience to work and created CSA.
CSA prides itself on giving seniors and their loved ones the facts they need when it comes to this delicate and often-difficult life transition. Their website clearly differentiates between independent living communities, assisted living communities, and memory care communities, and offers information and assistance on all of the following:
- The individual goals, wants and needs of the person who will be transitioning, including medical, physical and social/community;
- Budget and financial concerns;
- Scheduling tours of communities, including escorting people on those tours if needed (including fielding questions and ensuring that the information is “complete, clear and concise”);
- Provides elder care support thanks to a network of specialized attorneys, realtors, moving companies, and more.
And the best part? They do it all free of charge, all for the privilege of helping seniors and their loved ones maintain a life of “safety, comfort and dignity.”
OurSeniors.net is proud to have Community Senior Advisors as part of our trusted community of resources and services. CSA has met our strict standards of service, including adherence to our code of ethics. Their business has received glowing recommendations and testimonials, with a long list of positive references (that we checked out). If you need help with residential options for yourself or a loved one, don’t hesitate to call Ellen Brody-Palm and Community Senior Advisors.
Community Senior Advisors
7 Graham Trail
Palm Coast, FL 32137
Serving Flagler, Seminole, St. Johns, and Volusia counties