Senior Care Authority
387 Corona Street, #530
Denver, CO 80218
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Kelly O’Connor knows what it’s like to care for loved ones through all stages of illness and aging. For most of her 20s, Kelly cared for older and ailing family members, serving as a caregiver for her mother who had cancer, and as a long-distance caregiver for her two grandmothers. At a young age, she held the responsibility of making critical healthcare and estate decisions during a time of crisis.
After the unfortunate passings of her mom and maternal grandmother, Kelly turned her focus to an exciting career as a corporate communications executive in the fashion industry. She worked with all the top magazines, television shows, movies and celebrity stylists, but her heart was calling her to contribute her talents and experiences in a larger, more meaningful way. She returned to school and received a master’s in psychology and started volunteering with various philanthropic organizations. While volunteering for a local hospice in Denver, a friend called and said, “I have the job for you.”
“And the rest is history,” Kelly says. She began a heartfelt second career in the senior living industry as a move and transitions coordinator for a large retirement community. To date, she has helped more than 250 families select and move into senior living communities, including assisted living, memory support, and long-term care skilled nursing, as well as independent living.
“Selecting an assisted living or memory support community is one of the most difficult decisions a person can ever face,” says Kelly. “My greatest joy comes from helping people in the midst of a crisis and supporting them through the process of finding the best option to meet their needs.”
In her role as Senior Care Advisor, Kelly meets one-on-one with families to assess their needs, schedules and accompanies them on tours of pre-approved communities, assists with negotiations and paperwork, and always follows up to make sure her clients are thriving in their new homes.
Kelly spends a great deal of time inspecting locations, meeting with staff and reviewing state reports for citations to help her clients make the best, most informed decision for their loved ones.
Kelly’s passion for seniors is backed up by national and international certifications. She has completed Certified Eden Associate Training with the Eden Alternative, Masterpiece Living Academy associate training for Successful Aging, and associate training through Naomi Feil’s Validation Training Institute. She has also served as a ‘Music and Memories” volunteer for residents with Alzheimer’s and dementia and currently teaches at Clermont College of Creative Life, where the average student age is late-80s.
“Seeing my clients make new friends in their new homes makes my heart sing. I love seeing the relief on their families’ faces when they know their loved one is happy. Every day is a new opportunity, and there is always someone to help.
Proudly serving the following areas:
Counties: Arapahoe, Denver and Douglas.
80010 , 80012 , 80013 , 80014 , 80015 , 80016 , 80017 , 80018 , 80041 , 80044 , 80046 , 80047 , 80103 , 80104 , 80105 , 80108 , 80109 , 80110 , 80111 , 80112 , 80113 , 80116 , 80118 , 80120 , 80121 , 80122 , 80124 , 80125 , 80126 , 80129 , 80130 , 80131 , 80134 , 80135 , 80138 , 80150 , 80151 , 80155 , 80160 , 80161 , 80163 , 80165 , 80166 , 80201 , 80202 , 80203 , 80204 , 80205 , 80206 , 80207 , 80208 , 80209 , 80210 , 80211 , 80212 , 80216 , 80217 , 80218 , 80219 , 80220 , 80222 , 80223 , 80224 , 80230 , 80231 , 80236 , 80237 , 80238 , 80239 , 80243 , 80244 , 80246 , 80247 , 80248 , 80249 , 80250 , 80251 , 80252 , 80256 , 80257 , 80259 , 80261 , 80262 , 80263 , 80264 , 80265 , 80266 , 80271 , 80273 , 80274 , 80281 , 80290 , 80291 , 80293 , 80294 , 80295 , 80299, 80123 , 80127 , 80128
Kelly's Latest Posts
Senior Care Authority Aligns With the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP) to Educate Their Franchisees and Staff
01 Jul 2020
The timing of these developments is perfect, as Senior Care Authority recognizes Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month. Currently, 80% of Senior Care Authority...
Caregiving for Aging Loved Ones
19 Jun 2020
Jodi Glacer is the local owner of Senior Care Authority, a Senior Placement and Elder Care Consulting Agency in South Florida. She is a Certified Senio...
AARP Foundation President Discusses Loneliness Among Older Adults (with transcript)
03 Oct 2018
Lisa Marsh Ryerson is president of AARP Foundation, the charitable affiliate of AARP. A bold, disciplined and collaborative leader, she sets the Founda...
Diabetes Burnout - What is it? What causes it? Who gets it?
27 May 2020
Patricia Daiker is a registered nurse, board certified nurse coach specializing in Diabetes Burnout and author of the online eCourse "Better Diabetes L...
Driving Safely for Older Adults
20 May 2020
Erin Dwyer owns and operates Senior Care Authority in St. Louis, Missouri, is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and a Beyond Driving With Dignity profes...
Connecting Seniors and Families Through Technology (with transcript)
11 May 2020
Bill Vicary is the founder/ president of Vicary Management Group, LLC (VMG) in Greenville, SC. He created Just Call Bill, Technology Service Provider t...
The Certified Dementia Practitioner designation is well-known for its robust amount of information and skill-building to help caregivers and others on the front lines of supporting people living with dementia.[read more...]
Jodi Glacer is the local owner of Senior Care Authority, a Senior Placement and Elder Care Consulting Agency in South Florida. She is a Certified Senior Advisor and Certified Dementia Practitioner who is dedicated to helping local seniors. With her experience and knowledge of the Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care options available in North Broward and Palm Beach Counties, Jodi has consulted and mentored with families and assessing their needs. She assists them through the process of selecting the best community or residential care home based on the family’s requirements, and supports them in making the best, and most informed decisions.[read more...]
Lisa Marsh Ryerson is president of AARP Foundation, the charitable affiliate of AARP. A bold, disciplined and collaborative leader, she sets the Foundation’s strategic direction and steers its efforts to realize an audacious vision: a country free of poverty, where no older person feels vulnerable. Since she took the helm, AARP Foundation has developed pioneering initiatives, explored new avenues for collaboration, and secured unprecedented funding to support programs that truly change lives.[read more...]