Stephanie Raffelock is a graduate of Naropa University’s program in Writing and Poetics. She’s worked as a freelance writer for publications that include The Rogue Valley Messenger, Nexus Magazine, Omaha Lifestyles, and SixtyandMe.com. As host for the podcast, Coffee Table Wisdom, Stephanie promotes embracing the accumulating years with purpose, intention and joy. She is the author of the book “A Delightful Little Book on Aging.”
Senior Placement Services
No Service Fees
Find Senior Living and Care Options
Making the right care decision for your loved one can be a daunting task filled with stress, tension and pressure. There are so many assisted living, memory care, nursing, and other care options available in El Dorado County, California - the terminology is often unfamiliar. Senior Care Authority® will streamline the process to make it easier for you to make an informed decision.
Our national team of Senior Care Advisors spends countless hours inspecting locations, from mid-to-larger size communities as well as smaller, residential care homes, meeting the staff and reviewing state reports to advise you of any citations that may have been issued against a particular location.
A Senior Care Advisor will meet personally with you to discuss your options, accompany you on visits to locations and ensure that all your questions are answered. The hallmark of our service commitment is that we are by your side every step of the way. We would be happy to put you in contact with an advisor in your area who will provide you with expert advice on any of the assisted living locations listed in our directory of locations.
“8 Steps to Senior Placement”
Elder Care Consulting
Service Fees May Apply
Get individualized assistance with your loved one
Sometimes our families just need more help with challenging transitions and decision-making. This may include facilitating essential conversations between family members, home care agency or caregiver selection, connections to valuable resources or regular visitations with a loved one providing "peace of mind" to family members when they are unable to visit themselves.
It can be comforting to have someone partner with you who is outside the emotional landscape of the family, doing research, talking to providers, organizing paperwork, or finding those "needle in a haystack" resources. A go-to person you can turn to when things get overwhelming. Whatever the need, we can customize our services for your family or provide you with vetted referral sources.
“8 Additional Ways We Can Help You”
Top 10 signs your loved ones may need senior care
Increased falls or risk of falls
Wandering from home
Wearing the same clothes multiple days
Frequently forgetting to take medications
An unsafe/unclean home
Difficulty with one or more activites of daily living such as bathing, preparing meals, toileting.
Need for nighttime supervision that cannot be met by in-home caregiver.
Repeating questions and multiple phone calls with the same questions.
Not eating or drinking fluids regularly
Unsafe behavior (leaving the stove on, exterior doors opened)
We Do The Homework For You
Our process is aimed at relieving you of the stress and confusion in finding the right care needs.
In our initial conversation, we will seek to get a comprehensive understanding of your elder care needs, answer your questions and set up a time to meet with you.
We meet with you personally and present the senior living alternatives that provide the safety, care, and comfort you expect and that meet your location and affordability requirements.
After identifying the providers that will meet your needs, we schedule tours and accompany you to each community. Once your selection is made, we can assist with the paperwork and arrangements for moving.
We will follow up with you to ensure that the location chosen is meeting the care, comfort, and safety needs of your loved one. We are always available to answer any questions you might have free of charge.
Growing up in the heart of Los Angeles, Maureen learned from a young age the importance of serving others in her community. Her family was very involved in Catholic Charities and she spent many hours with her mom helping homeless women get off the streets and into various shelters. "Probably the most important lesson I learned from this experience was that every human being deserves to be treated with dignity and kindness. Each person has the ability to make a difference in someone else's life...it's just a matter of choosing to do so."
Attending University of California, Santa Barbara, Maureen earned a B.A. in Political Science and continued her outreach to the homeless community during her summer vacations.
After graduating, she worked for a large software company as an Account Manager, demonstrating her natural ability to seek out the best solutions for her clients. When her husband was transferred to Northern California, Maureen decided to stay home with her children, which afforded her the opportunity to continue with her passion for volunteering...helping children in the classroom as well as raising funds for cancer research.
After a series of health challenges with several family members, Maureen had to find Memory Care for her sister and then again for her uncle who had experienced elder abuse from an at-home caregiver. "I just remember having so many questions and concerns and feeling so lost during the process. It was overwhelming to say the least."
Realizing the need for educating families about long term care options, Maureen embraced the opportunity to work as a Senior Care Authority Advisor with those seeking to find the best care for their loved ones. "I want to make a difference during this difficult transition and it all starts with building a relationship and trust." She spends many hours researching and touring various facilities in the area to ensure her clients have peace of mind and they are treated with the dignity they deserve.
Maureen is always happy to help with all the necessary services related to assisted living facilities or residential care home for your loved ones in El Dorado county. You can see assisted living facility reviews in California on her corporate page.