Senior Care Authority

Our Services

Area Owners: Mike Kearney and Dave Schanz, Local Senior Advisor Local Senior Advisors

Our Services

Welcome to Senior Care Authority ® in Greater Rochester Area.
Whether you are looking to find an assisted living community or need support in navigating other care options, we can help. Our communication with you will be accessible and consistent. You do not need to do this alone!

FINDING SENIOR LIVING OPTIONS

Making the right care decision for your loved one can be a daunting task. There are so many options; the terminology is often unfamiliar and the terrain unknown. Senior Care Authority® of Greater Rochester Area will streamline the process to make it easier for you to make informed choices and reduce the stress and pressure associated with such important decisions.

Our team of Certified Senior Advisors carefully inspects locations from mid-to-larger size communities as well as smaller, residential care homes. We meet the staff, residents, family members when possible. State reports are reviewed to advise you of any citations or complaints issued against a particular provider. We have comprehensive knowledge and experience with all facets of senior living, from Independent Living to Assisted Living, to Memory Care and Skilled Nursing.

Your Advisor will meet with you in person to discuss your options and then accompany you on visits to places that meet your criteria. We ensure that all your questions are answered, and assist with paperwork and negotiations. The hallmark of our service commitment is that we are by your side every step of the way.

We are paid a referral fee by the communities and care homes so there is no cost to you for our placement services. In the rare case where we are not contracted with a community, your Advisor will let you know at the outset and explain any fees that might be incurred, should you choose that location. You can expect total transparency from us and we respect your right to choice.

“8 Steps to Senior Placement”

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ELDERCARE CONSULTING

Sometimes our 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, home care agency or caregiver selection, long distance caregiving, finding the right resources and learning how to access them, or regular visits to your loved one, providing you with "peace of mind" when you are unable to visit.  

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. No care plan is cookie cutter. We customize our services for your family. We are your advocates on this often difficult journey and help you track the endless details.

There is no cost for an initial consultation. You and your Advisor can get to know each other and decide if working together is a good fit to meet your needs.

“8 Additional Ways We Can Help You”

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ADVOCACY

An advocate can be a good friend to have on your side, especially when things get complicated. When navigating the healthcare system, sometimes there is so much information being offered that it is nearly impossible to hold it alone and sort out what you have been told. As your advocate and coach, we do our best to ensure that everyone understands the information being dispensed and that your questions are answered appropriately.

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FAMILY COACHING

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 calmly. We are not therapists. We are trained to empower families to move forward with whatever process is most beneficial. Initial consultations are always offered at no charge.

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Who Keeps the Keys?

Beyond Driving with Dignity

The Beyond Driving with Dignity training and certification program was designed to help senior drivers and their families work through the complicated issue of age-related diminishing driving skills. Beyond Driving with Dignity helps an older driver with diminishing skills make a smooth transition from the driver's seat to the passenger seat. The program also ensures that the individual can maintain as much independence as possible.

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SCA was very accommodating, helpful, knowledgeable, and kind. They went out of their way to be certain my mother’s needs were met. I never felt rushed, I was listened to, my questions were answered, and I never felt uncomfortable. Thank you SCA.

Mary C

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"Mike, Thank you for all of your help easing my mind with the speed that things progressed with car of my mom."

- Donna C.

"Dave helped our family immensely. We had a lot of curveballs thrown at us. Dave provided clear and calm advice and got us to where we needed to be in the end."

- Lori D.

"Our family had a wonderful experience dealing with Senior Care Authority. They were very knowledgeable and supplied us with all the information we needed. The process can be very challenging but David did all the leg work and helped us every step of the way."

- Patty H.

"Mike, Thank you for your message. Mom has become comfortable at the Village at Mill Landing. We are both so thankful that you were able to help get us there! For the last two months, I have been able to get her out to attend services at her church. After Mass, we go to lunch at Schallers or Bill Grays. She enjoys doing that and looks forward to those excursions. At Thanksgiving, I was able to take her to our son's house in Brighton for the afternoon. Thanks again for all that you did for us. We really appreciate you help."

- Jim P Constant

“Hello Mike, In a time when there is high stress, and an inability to process all the work necessary to facilitate my mom‘s care from rehab to assisted living, an angel was sent to me to help organize and expedite the transition. I can’t say enough good things about Linda Peter. Without having a manual of how things work, she took the lead with contacting and scheduling assisted living tours, helped me ask the right questions, and also took the time to listen to my concerns. During that same week, when I was paralyzed with anxiety, regarding the next steps, she reached out to me to help process the long-term care claim. This, without a doubt, relieved a majority of my anxiety, as I am not familiar with policies and authorizations. Linda continues to reach out to me and advised me to contact her with any questions. Linda is definitely an asset to your organization, and I am so thankful for her calming approach, and the help provided to me.”

- Diane A

"Our family had a wonderful experience dealing with David and Senior Care Authority. They were very knowledgeable and supplied us with all the information we needed. The process can be very challenging but David did all the leg work and helped us every step of the way. I would highly recommend Senior Care Authority."

- Patty H. Survey
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