Who We Serve

Our Senior Clients and Their Family

  • Seniors and Their Families Separated by Distance

  • Seniors and Families Who Need an Independent Perspective on Care Options

  • Seniors and Families Who Want Additional Oversight Over Care Providers

  • Seniors and Their Caregivers Who Want Guidance Over Their Care

  • Seniors and Their Families Looking for Assisted Living, Private Duty Nurses, Nursing Homes, and Memory Care

  • Seniors and Their Families Seeking Negotiations Help With Potential Care Providers

  • Families Facing Urgent Care Transition Situations Where Time is Short

  • Families Looking to Protect Estate From the High Cost of Senior Care

Planning Process

We Plan And Manage Your Care

01 Assessment
We assess the client, either through telephone interviews with the patient and their family, or in-person nursing assessments done on a quarterly or monthly basis. Our patient and family assessment is designed to surface health, well-being, and family need. For urgent situations, we get to work right away to determine how we can help and whom and where we can get help for that senior locally. We also want to surface patient and family objectives and match it with types of senior care, be it aging in place, living independently within a community, o making a transition into more structured nursing home care, specialized care such as memory care, or into hospice.
02 Identify Needs and Determine Senior Care Plan
We identify the needs of the patient and the family. These needs include medical, logistical, physical, mental, and spiritual needs. Then, we identify the care providers and facilities that match your needs. Where we have a Senior Care Sherpa Certified provider locally, who has gone through our 8 Point Background Check, we will work with them to get you the best possible deal, in many cases below their list prices. When we don't have existing local relationship with care providers, we will do our investigations on those local providers and seek to find you one that meets your service, operations, and financial needs.
03 Find Senior Care Providers and Facilities & Negotiate On Your Behalf
How do you know whom to hire? Let us find senior care providers and negotiate on your behalf. We will find the best providers in your area and save you money, time, and hassle of negotiating. Often, we can get access to the best prices and care in the industry. And, in urgent situations, where time is short, we will work on your situation right away to find a great care provider and get the senior patient enrolled and on-boarded into their services as soon as possible.
04 Monitor and Adjust Elder Care Plan
We monitor and adjust our client's elder care plan based on their well-being and physical capabilities. We have been through this journey thousands of times. And, it is remarkably similar for everybody. At the early stages, we strive to keep our clients independent and in their home as long as possible. Aging in Place is our preferred outcome. However, we know that aging in place doesn't always match the needs of our senior clients. Other options, as the situation progresses, includes senior communities, non-medical assisted living, nursing home, or specialized care facilities, such as memory care or dementia care.
05 Work Within Your Financial Resources and Constraints
We work within your financial resources and constraints when planning your senior care. We believe that we have a fiduciary obligation to our clients and their families to protect as much of your estate as possible. Routinely, we regularly save clients money in their negotiations process with care providers. In addition, with our knowledge and network, we understand the appropriate price to pay for senior care services.
06 Coordinate Advisors
Interestingly, the biggest obstacle to getting your long term planning executed tends to be near-term medical conditions. Where circumstances warrant, we will coordinate your advisors to address any challenges and needs that arise from your care. We routinely work with financial advisors and elder law attorneys to ensure that their financial and estate planning strategies are followed. Your estate planning attorney and financial advisor will appreciate how a proper senior care plan can preserve their work and your estate.
Who

Who we are?

Welcome to the Largest Online Senior Care Community!
CURATED INFORMATION, EXPERT GUIDANCE.

You and your loved ones confronting a difficult situation. We know . . . We’ve been there, in your shoes, with our mothers and fathers. As our population ages, more seniors and their families are facing the unknown and uncertain journey that is senior care.

Our Company was born out of our frustration with the senior healthcare system . . . the complexity of it all! We know there has to be a better way . . . a better way to inform . . a better way to plan . . . a better way to vet out care providers . . .

OUR PURPOSE IS TO HELP SENIORS AND THEIR FAMILIES NAVIGATE THE COMPLEX AND CONVOLUTED SENIOR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM.

And, that’s why we created Senior Care Sherpa . . . to bring information and knowledge to you in a meaningful way . . . not just via some search engine result. We are here to guide you and your family through the senior health care continuum.

With over 30 years of collective senior care experience, We understand how difficult this journey is . . . we’ve helped hundreds of families through this journey, enabling positive medical, care, well-being, legal, and financial outcomes. Let us know how we can help you.

Sincerely,

Tony Fischer

President, Senior Care Sherpa

Sayings

Testimonial


My mother and I would like to thank you for your amazing ability in helping us to sort through all the many senior housing options that were available for my mom and dad and helping us to decide which facilities best met my mom’s needs and which ones met my dad’s needs since he has dementia. As you know we tried for a period of time on our own to figure out each of my parents housing needs and the cost of each of those choices. After struggling on our own, we were referred to you. It was like the sun coming out on an overcast day. You quickly began helping us to put the pieces together in establishing which senior facilities would best accommodate my mom and which ones would best take care of my dad with his dementia. Your professional expertise and personal relationship with the directors of the various seniors homes and nursing care centers made an unbelievable difference in placing both of my parents on a timely basis in facilities that I felt would be both comfortable and safe. We can’t thank you enough Tony for the peace of mind that we are enjoying because of the services that you have provided our family and knowing that your are available whenever something related to their housing needs should arise.


David York - Client


As my father was nearing the end of his battle with cancer, my family and I started to feel overwhelmed with trying to provide him with the best care. Tony Fischer came out to our house, answered all the question we had, – and some we didn’t even know we would soon have. Following his advice has made this difficult time easier to manage. With Tony’s guidance, I am confident we made the best decisions for my father and our family.


Kathy Rasmussen - Client

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Senior Care Sherpa

15 - March 2017
Senior Care Plan Update: Have You Checked Your Elder Law Documents?
Posted by : Tony Fischer
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As written before in this blog, a good senior care should include solid Elder Law documents. Powers of Attorney, Advanced Directives, Will and Trusts are vital to you plan depending on your situation. They enforce the decisions you have made as part of your plan and give teeth to the consequences if the plan isn’t […]
14 - March 2017
Emergency Plan For Seniors: Five Things To Consider
Posted by : Tony Fischer
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High Winds, blizzards, tornadoes, flooding, wildfires and hurricanes. Crazy weather is effecting nearly every corner of the United States. When a weather event causes a power outage or property damage we become consumed with fixing the damage and putting our lives back together.  But what happens when someone lacks the physical or financial ability to […]
09 - March 2017
10 Outdoor Senior Activities for Spring
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Seniors can feel the rejuvenation of spring by getting out of the house and soaking up some sun! Check out these 10 fun ideas for staying active this spring, from physical fitness to entertainment and giving back to others. Exercise & Staying Active Prioritize exercise this spring with a focus on activities and routine fitness […]
08 - March 2017
Remember Caregivers On International Womens Day
Posted by : Tony Fischer
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On International Womens Day we remember those women who have made history or contributed to our communities. From innovators like Amelia Earhart and Sally Ride to Activists like Ida B. Wells, we honor those women who have helped advance our society. They endured hardship, sexism and sacrifice to achieve great things. But there is a […]
09 - January 2017
How To Convince A Senior Its Time For Help
Posted by : Tony Fischer
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Imagine you have lived in the same place for over 20 years.  You are comfortable, all of your stuff is there and you have the freedom to do as you please.  Then some do-gooder comes along and tries to tell you what to do. That is how a senior feels when someone tries to come along […]
18 - December 2016
Understanding Nursing Home Rehab
Posted by : Tony Fischer
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Most seniors and their families spend a lot of time planning how to stay out of the nursing home.  Those perceptions of nursing homes are often tainted by old stereotypes. Although Nursing Homes still provide long-term care, they also provide effective short term rehabilitation services for seniors recovering from extended illness or injury. Nursing Home […]
05 - December 2016
Four Reasons To Get A Senior Care Plan
Posted by : Tony Fischer
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A Senior Care Plan Can Provide Stability in Times of Change Soon after the dust settled on the 2016 election season it became clear that our healthcare system is going to undergo a massive change again.  President-Elect Donald Trump and the Republican controlled congress are promising Medicare reform in attempt to control the ever-growing cost […]
Dementia risk reduced by education
21 - November 2016
Dementia Study Shows Education And Cardiovascular Health Reduce Risk
Posted by : Tony Fischer
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A promising study was released November, 21st by the Journal of the American Medical Association – Internal Medicine. It shows a decline in the incidents of Alzheimer’s Dementia among seniors.  The study shows a decrease in the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease in those 65 and older. Between 2000 and 2012, incidents decreased from 11.6% to […]
Social Media and Healthcare Don't Mix
10 - November 2016
Healthcare And Social Media Don’t Mix
Posted by : Tony Fischer
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Social media has changed the way people relate to each other and communicate.  Some friends and family communicate almost exclusively through apps like facebook, twitter and Instagram putting every aspect of their lives on the internet.  People even post from their jobs sharing everything from accomplishments to stories about annoying customers. Sharing on information on […]
09 - November 2016
Medicaid Planning: What You Need To Know
Posted by : Tony Fischer
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As Americans live to be older, they are outliving the assets set aside for long-term care and with the cost of long-term care skyrocketing, Medicaid has become the default payor source for those nursing home care in their later years.  Most people understand that Medicaid helps pay for the cost of nursing home care but […]