At Senior Referral Network, all our senior housing and assisted living services are free to our clients. Unlike some other companies, we personally escort you to tour select communities based on matching your needs and your budget with communities we have already visited and evaluated

Assessment to determine the following:
  • The level of assistance
  • Medical care required
  • Geographic area desired for placement
  • Type of assistence prefered for placment
  • Budget
Placement Process
  • Provide each client with 3-5 facilities that meet their needs based on the interview process
  • Provide guided tours to the facilities!
  • Contact family and medical facilities to work out any issues
  • Ensure all medical forms and supplies are delivered to facility
  • Follow up with client and family to ensure the best care option was chosen

Senior Living Options

Assisted Living Facilities

Seniors who benefit from Assisted Living are mostly independent but may need help with meal preparation or transportation to their medical appointments. Some may need assistance with ADLs like getting dressed, laundry, cleaning, and and find that owning and managing their own home is too difficult. Assisted living facilities or ALFs are residences for older adults that provide services to individuals with mental and or physical impairments. In an ALF, these seniors are able to get assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). The biggest difference between nursing homes and assisted living facilities is that assisted living facilities are not required to offer health care or have a skilled health care provider available at all times.

Independent Living

Independent Living communities are for seniors desiring a leisurely, hassle-free lifestyle. Choices include active retirement communities, apartments, condos, or garden homes offering some extra services and features that many retirees would especially enjoy or find helpful. You are as independent as possible in your personal care, however, independent living housing options offer a sense of community and numerous levels of service, such as laundry and housekeeping. Many independent living communities offer a range of social events and outings as well. Additional offerings include meal plans, fitness facilities, groundskeeping and household maintenance.

Skilled Nursing Facility

A SNF is an institution or a distinct part of an institution, which is primarily engaged in providing skilled nursing care or rehabilitation services that will enable rehabilitation of injured, disabled, or sick persons. Often times patients are referred to a skilled nursing facility for additional rehabilitation and this is covered by insurance. Hospitals will provide families with a list of several facilities and an SRN Care Coordinator is available to help choose the best facility. The patient is sent to a SNF to get skilled care / rehabilitation until they are able to return home (or are at a state where further improvement is no longer possible). This care is covered under health insurance plans and Medicare.

Nursing Home

A nursing home is residential care facility that provides a room, meals, and help with activities of daily living and recreation. Generally, nursing home residents have physical or mental problems that keep them from living on their own. They usually require daily assistance and often times have more medical issues.

Residential Care Home/AKA Board and Care

Residential Care facilities operate under the supervision of Community Care Licensing, a sub agency of the California Dept. of Social Services. They are also known as RCFE's (Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly). Residential care facilities are not allowed to provide skilled nursing services, such as give injections or maintain catheters and do colostomy care (unless there is a credentialed RN or LVN individual working in the home), but they can provide assistance with all daily living activities, such as bathing, dressing, toileting, urinary or bowel incontinency care. Most elderly people find that there needs fall beneath having to access skilled nursing services and therefore don't need to be housed in a nursing home. The small residential care home, licensed for 2 to 6 people provides a safe, comfortable and dignified environment for those who need help intermittently throughout the day and night.

Dementia and Alzheimer's Care

For those elderly suffering from dementia or Alzheimer's disease the small residential care facility can be an ideal care setting. Studies have shown that the smaller living environments combined with quality care can improve quality of life. Some residential care facilities utilize community resources such social day care programs for their residents, which addresses the need for stimulating activity, both mental and physical.