Stephanie Raffelock is a graduate of Naropa University’s program in Writing and Poetics. She’s worked as a freelance writer for publications that include The Rogue Valley Messenger, Nexus Magazine, Omaha Lifestyles, and SixtyandMe.com. As host for the podcast, Coffee Table Wisdom, Stephanie promotes embracing the accumulating years with purpose, intention and joy. She is the author of the book “A Delightful Little Book on Aging.”
Senior Placement Services
No Service Fees
Find Senior Living and Care Options
Making the right care decision for your loved one can be a daunting task filled with stress, tension and pressure. There are so many assisted living, memory care, nursing, and other care options available in Austin, Waco, Bryan and College Station Area - the terminology is often unfamiliar. Senior Care Authority® will streamline the process to make it easier for you to make an informed decision.
Our national team of Senior Care Advisors spends countless hours inspecting locations, from mid-to-larger size communities as well as smaller, residential care homes, meeting the staff and reviewing state reports to advise you of any citations that may have been issued against a particular location.
A Senior Care Advisor will meet personally with you to discuss your options, accompany you on visits to locations and ensure that all your questions are answered. The hallmark of our service commitment is that we are by your side every step of the way. We would be happy to put you in contact with an advisor in your area who will provide you with expert advice on any of the assisted living locations listed in our directory of locations.
“8 Steps to Senior Placement”
Elder Care Consulting
Service Fees May Apply
Get individualized assistance with your loved one
Sometimes our families just need more help with challenging transitions and decision-making. This may include facilitating essential conversations between family members, home care agency or caregiver selection, connections to valuable resources or regular visitations with a loved one providing "peace of mind" to family members when they are unable to visit themselves.
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. Whatever the need, we can customize our services for your family or provide you with vetted referral sources.
“8 Additional Ways We Can Help You”
Top 10 signs your loved ones may need senior care
Increased falls or risk of falls
Wandering from home
Wearing the same clothes multiple days
Frequently forgetting to take medications
An unsafe/unclean home
Difficulty with one or more activites of daily living such as bathing, preparing meals, toileting.
Need for nighttime supervision that cannot be met by in-home caregiver.
Repeating questions and multiple phone calls with the same questions.
Not eating or drinking fluids regularly
Unsafe behavior (leaving the stove on, exterior doors opened)
We Do The Homework For You
Our process is aimed at relieving you of the stress and confusion in finding the right care needs.
In our initial conversation, we will seek to get a comprehensive understanding of your elder care needs, answer your questions and set up a time to meet with you.
We meet with you personally and present the senior living alternatives that provide the safety, care, and comfort you expect and that meet your location and affordability requirements.
After identifying the providers that will meet your needs, we schedule tours and accompany you to each community. Once your selection is made, we can assist with the paperwork and arrangements for moving.
We will follow up with you to ensure that the location chosen is meeting the care, comfort, and safety needs of your loved one. We are always available to answer any questions you might have free of charge.
About Bryan and Stacy Marlin
Bryan and Stacy are excited about their endeavor into Senior Care Authority. They come from diverse, professional backgrounds which brings a valuable experience to helping families faced with making tough decisions for their loved ones. We had been looking for an opportunity to use our knowledge, skills, and experience to help seniors in need. Senior Care Authority has given us the opportunity to meet this desire in helping families during challenging times.
Bryan served our country for 24 years in the Navy where he earned the rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer and a Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. During this time, he served as a leader in many areas helping service members make life changing choices. His skills in decision making come as a great asset to families struggling with how to make the right choice.
Stacy attended Texas A&M University and earned a Bachelor of Science in Health. After working in healthcare for many years, she returned to school and earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Through her own family experiences, she has been faced with complex decisions for her father, who was battling cancer, and her grandmother, who could no longer remain safely at home. Stacy understands the struggles and challenges families face in making these decisions. Our goal is to help families make this process more bearable by being by their side and sharing our expertise to find the best fit for each person.
We spend a great deal of time touring and reviewing the living communities in central Texas — including assisted living, independent living, dementia, memory care, and residential care homes — to help our clients make the best possible decision for their loved ones. Our time spent knowing the communities saves families from countless hours of research and investigation while allowing them to focus on caring for their loved one. We meet with each family to assess their needs, accompany them on tours, assist with negotiations and paperwork, and follow up with the family once the placement has been made.
Our work is no cost to the family, receiving a commission similar to a realtor or apartment locator from the location chosen by the family. We are a veteran owned business ready to help meet the needs of your family. You can see assisted living facility reviews in Texas on our corporate page.