About Senior Care Authority®
If you are looking to find an assisted living community or need support in navigating other care options, we can help. As Certified Senior Advisors and Certified Dementia Practitioners, our team provides your family with compassion and expertise to help you through this time. Our communication with you will be accessible and consistent. You do not need to do this alone!
Kit Pappenheimer and Lynnea Brinkerhoff are co-founders of Heartfelt Memorials,LLC. Lynnea is an ordained Interfaith Minister, a Disaster Chaplain, and "End of Life Doula". Kit is a former educator, teaching and running public schools and a long time hospice volunteer. Both are ICF certified Executive Coaches, employing heart-based, body-oriented and trauma-informed practices with a fierce belief in the resilience of the human spirit to face and honor the end of life with dignity and grace.
- Corporate Caregiver Support Program
Our Certified Senior Advisors have comprehensive knowledge and experience with all facets of senior living, from Independent Living to Assisted Living and Memory Care communities.
Our Advisors carefully inspect locations. State reports are reviewed carefully so we are able to advise you of any citations issued against a particular provider. Your advisor will meet with you in person to discuss your options and then accompany you on visits to places that meet your criteria and ensure that all your questions are answered. We assist with paperwork and negotiations. A referral fee is paid by the communities and care homes so there is no cost to you for our placement services.
Sometimes families need help with challenging transitions, endless decision-making and navigating a complex healthcare system. This can include facilitating essential conversations between family members, locating a skilled nursing facility, in-home care management or caregiver selection, long distance caregiving, access to vetted resources, or regular visits to your loved one, providing you with "peace of mind" when you are unable to visit. Our advisors customize services for your family and are your advocate on this difficult journey
A third party who is outside of the emotional landscape of the family during tough decision-making can be a great benefit. Each family has its own dynamic and a coach can help make sure everyone is heard and seen, and that everyone is treated fairly, even if you don’t all agree. Your coach can help your family find consensus or at least encourage everyone’s point of view to be voiced and listened to respectfully. We are not therapists. We are trained to empower families to move forward with whatever process is most beneficial for their circumstances. Initial consultations are always offered at no charge.
is one of life's highest honors.
- Jody W
"Awesome experience. Senior Care Authority took a very difficult situation for our family and put us at ease with our choices."
“My mom really appreciated having a trusted advisor to help find my dad a quality facility. Thank you!”- J. Giovanni
“Without our advisor’s knowledge and connections in the area, we would never have known where to turn.”- L. Stringer