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Senior Care Authority

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Senior Care Authority has been serving the elderly for over a decade, providing support in finding the best care for all seniors.

John Alagood, PhD, CPRS, CSA, CDP, Area Owner

PhD in Applied Gerontology
Certified Placement and Referral Specialist
Certified Senior Advisor®
Certified Dementia Practitioner

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Senior Care Authority

If you are looking for senior placement services in Dallas Fort Worth, TX, then call our local owners to set up your consultation.

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John Alagood, PhD, CPRS, CSA

John Alagood, PhD, CPRS, CSA

Based in Dallas - Fort Worth, TX

Dr. Alagood is a gerontologist dedicated to improving senior living decisions. As the owner of Senior Care Authority in Dallas-Fort Worth, he leads a committed team that has empowered thousands of families to make informed and courageous decisions under difficult circumstances. He and his team invest countless hours inspecting and rating residential care communities in the greater Dallas Fort-Worth area, including interviewing staff and reviewing regulatory reports.

Dr. Alagood is credentialed as a Certified Dementia Practitioner and Certified Senior Advisor and holds the distinction of being the first Certified Placement and Referral Specialist in Texas. He is the founding past-President of the National Placement and Referral Alliance of Texas and has served on the NPRA's national board.

In addition to his professional practice, Dr. Alagood is an Assistant Professor of Healthcare Administration at Texas Woman's University, helping to develop and inspire the next generation of healthcare leaders.

Contact Dr Alagood at john@seniorcareauthority or (469) 333-8833.

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David Adams, RN, serves as a Senior Care Advocate for Senior Care Authority, bringing a wealth of experience from his diverse background in healthcare, nutrition, and business. David leverages his extensive expertise as a home healthcare field supervisor, medical/surgical nurse, and leader in the nutrition industry to assist families in navigating the complexities of senior living and care.

Based in Cleburne, Texas, David has lived in Johnson County for most of his life. David combines his healthcare knowledge with a deep passion for senior care. He is dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of seniors and their families, offering compassionate and informed guidance during challenging transitions. Reach out to David for expert assistance and heartfelt support in senior care decisions.

Contact David at [email protected] or (469) 333-8823.

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David Adams, RN

Based in Cleburne, TX



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Kim Airhart, RN

Based in Pickton, TX

Kim Airhart is a Registered Nurse with over 20 years of experience in the healthcare field, specializing in the care of older adults. Her extensive background includes roles as a home health nurse and leader of a non-medical in-home care company. Since March 2020, Kim has dedicated herself to working with families as an advisor and advocate, helping them find safe and suitable living options for their loved ones. Utilizing her expertise, she navigates the complex landscape of senior care to ensure families make informed decisions. Kim is passionate about assisting families in finding the best fit and safest options in senior living and care.

Contact Kim at [email protected] or (469) 667-5538.

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Sanjay Dasgupta has served as the Executive Assistant for Senior Care Authority of Dallas-Fort Worth since 2017, supporting numerous Senior Care Advocates and client families. He is expert in the systems and processes supporting senior living and care navigation. With an extensive background in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry, Sanjay brings over 15 years of prior experience, particularly in Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), Document Management Solutions (DMS), and Digital Content Services (DCS). His hands-on expertise in managing international projects and clients from Germany, the US, the UK, and New Zealand has honed his skills in client communication, project execution, and team management. Sanjay’s commitment to excellence is reflected in his ability to handle complex projects efficiently and his recognition in the Wall Street Journal for a significant recruitment project. His educational qualifications include both Master’s and Bachelor's degrees in Commerce from Andhra University and a diploma in computer applications, equipping him with robust technical and managerial skills.

Contact Sanjay at [email protected].

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Sanjay Dasgupta, MBA (M. Com.)



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Carolyn Hicks, CHW

Based in Dallas, TX

Carolyn Hicks, Senior Care Advocate at Senior Care Authority of Dallas-Fort Worth, brings over 30 years of healthcare experience to her role. She excels in assisting seniors with finding safe and comfortable living arrangements, leveraging her expertise in marketing, public relations, and collaboration with physicians to establish strong relationships with families and seniors.

Carolyn is a resourceful and compassionate thinker who prioritizes the well-being of seniors. She guides families through difficult decisions with courage and informed choices, ensuring dignified transitions to the next phase of life. An educator at heart, Carolyn provides knowledge, comfort, and confidence to families during challenging times.

An active member of the North Texas Area Gerontological Society (NTAGS) and trained Community Health Worker (CHW), Carolyn also volunteers as a Master Gardener. Outside of work, she and her husband enjoy traveling, engaging in church activities, and visiting family both domestically and internationally.

Contact Carolyn at [email protected] or (469) 333-8007.

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Paul Morgan serves as a Senior Care Advocate at Senior Care Authority. With a certification as a CPA, Paul combines his professional expertise with a deep personal commitment to senior care. His passion for helping seniors is deeply rooted in his own family's experience as caregivers for his late wife, Jan, who passed away from Alzheimer's Disease in 2007. This personal journey has given Paul a profound understanding of the challenges families face, driving his dedication to support others in similar situations.

In addition to his role at Senior Care Authority, Paul has served on the Board of Directors and as Treasurer for the Alzheimer's Association, North Central Texas Chapter, further demonstrating his commitment to the cause. He is also active leading caregiver support groups and supporting ministries dedicated to helping caregivers. Based in The Colony, TX, and originally from Longview, TX, Paul is an active and compassionate advocate for seniors, offering invaluable guidance to families navigating senior care options.

Contact Paul at [email protected] or (817) 307-3234.

John Alagood, PhD, CPRS, CSA

Paul Morgan

Based in The Colony, TX



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Bonita Plested, CPRS

Based in Rockwall, TX

Bonita Plested is a Certified Placement & Referral Specialist with extensive experience guiding families through senior living and care decisions. Additionally, she is a certified Beyond Driving with Dignity professional helping older adults make informed and safe decisions regarding driving. She brings a wealth of knowledge from her previous roles in the health field and working with older adults.

Families working with Bonita consistently highlight her compassionate and supportive approach during stressful transitions. Her clients describe her as a lifesaver, emphasizing her ability to facilitate every step of the placement process with empathy and professionalism. Bonita's dedication to following up and ensuring the well-being of her clients' loved ones sets her apart as a trusted advisor in senior care.

Contact Bonita at [email protected] or (469) 333-8819.

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Felicia Ruben is a dedicated Senior Care Advocate at Senior Care Authority helping families navigate senior living and care decisions. She has worked as a Licensed Massage Therapist for over 16 years, specializing in techniques such as aromatherapy, reflexology, and stress management, and has served older adults in memory care, assisted living, and independent living environments.

In addition to her therapeutic skills, Felicia has extensive experience as an Insurance Sales Agent, where she provided policy guidance and asset protection. Her ability to understand client needs and deliver tailored solutions translates seamlessly into her current role, where she assists families in navigating senior care options.

Felicia's diverse professional journey has equipped her with strong communication and relationship-building skills. Based in Heartland, Texas, she is passionate about supporting families during challenging transitions, offering empathy, knowledge, and expert guidance in senior placement and care decisions.

Contact Felicia at [email protected] or (469) 849-8775.

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Felicia Ruben

Based in Heartland, TX

Company History

Senior Care Authority

Senior Care Authority® was founded in 2009 by Frank and Michele Samson of Sonoma, California. They opened a local placement agency and learned everything there was to know about finding the right care situation for an older adult needing help with activities of daily living. They came to the Senior Care space with successful business development skills in their past as well as personal family experience finding care solutions. The business took off, primarily due to their diligence, compassion, and commitment to helping families.

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“I did not feel alone anymore with this enormous decision.”

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“Thank you for your skillful negotiation. You helped make the perfect community for mom work financially.”

- Joel H / Irving, TX

“Your services were terrific and our parents are very happy with their new community!”

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