Senior Placement Services seek to help seniors and their families know their options and determine the appropriate next steps. A consultant provides an education on in-home care, independent living, assisted living, memory care, long-term care skilled nursing and Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs). A senior consultants provide a hands-on service to help seniors options that match their needs, wants, and financial position. Generally, local senior placement services schedule tours to appropriate communities and accompany seniors and their families on the tours to help them know what to look for and what to ask. Touring with seniors and their families also helps placement consultants keep up-to-date on all the local senior community options.
The service is funded by the senior living communities. There is no "best" senior community for everyone. Placement services seek to provide a critical the matching services, so an appropriate community can be found for the senior.