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

19 - May 2017
Dementia Communication: 10 Ways To Create Connections
Posted by : Catherine Braxton
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There are countless ways to create connection, and it usually begins by finding commonalities as well as identifying and appreciating differences. Connection happens in life when we nod our heads in emphatic agreement and quickly bond in understanding. Connection comes from the stuff in life that is in stark contrast from our own experiences, enriching our […]
18 - May 2017
Connection Comes In All Colors
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After multiple layovers and a long travel day from the corporate office, Lily was looking forward to getting home in her warm bed and soft pajamas.  The work to revamp the new hire orientation packet had been grueling.  Many of the staff had argued about a potential dress code provision about “natural colored hair”.  Lily […]
03 - May 2017
Five Long Term Care Options That Aren’t The Nursing Home
Posted by : Tony Fischer
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Many people think of long-term care as the nursing home.  However, the fact is there are many levels to the senior healthcare continuum, several of which are considered long-term care.  As people age and make their way through the senior healthcare continuum it is inevitable that they will use a service classified as long term […]
02 - May 2017
Chasing a Diagnosis
Posted by : Catherine Braxton
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I sat in my driveway, hanging on to every word Jason spoke while the rain beat down on the roof of my car.  He had called 10 minutes earlier to get advice on a recent diagnosis of dementia his father had received. “We just don’t know where to go from here.” his voice cracking as […]
28 - April 2017
New Ways To Approach Dementia Communication
Posted by : Catherine Braxton
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At a recent support group, an adult daughter asked, “Is there such a thing as too much information?”  She continued to express her concern about how much information she should share with her father when he asks “How did I get here?” There are new ways to approach Dementia Communication. First lets review some of […]
26 - April 2017
Five Reasons To Get A Diagnosis Beyond Dementia
Posted by : Catherine Braxton
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If you or a loved one is given the diagnosis of dementia from a general practitioner, the very next question you need to ask is:  What kind? This is critically important in determining which chronic brain condition is causing issues with memory, judgment skills, communication changes and potential behavior transformations.   It is important to […]
17 - April 2017
Care Coordination Helps Seniors On Vacation
Posted by : Tony Fischer
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For seniors will Diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder or impaired mobility vacation options are very limited.  Factors like proximity to healthcare, assistance with activities of daily living (or ADLS) and access to transportation keep seniors on vacation from the experiences available to younger travelers. READ RELATED: TOO LATE FOR A GREAT SENIOR VACATION? THINK AGAIN! […]
12 - April 2017
Too Late For A Great Senior Vacation? Think Again
Posted by : Tony Fischer
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After retirement and with the kids out of the house, seniors often lament about how they wish they could take that dream vacation they always wanted. They suddenly have the time and the money but chronic medical problems and mobility issues keep them from getting out and enjoying their free time. Helping Seniors Stay Active […]
08 - April 2017
Five Tips For A Successful Care Conference
Posted by : Tony Fischer
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Patients who have been admitted to a nursing home are entitled to a care conference. At this meeting members of the interdisciplinary team will be in attendance to provide information about the patients (or resident as nursing homes call them) care plan.  The nursing home resident and their family support should be in attendance to […]
06 - April 2017
What Is A Nursing Home Care Conference?
Posted by : Tony Fischer
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What is a Care Conference? Care Conference, Resident Care Conference or Interdisciplinary team meetings are all forms of meetings designed to communicate the care plan to the patient and their family.  Nursing Homes are required to hold a care conference for the senior and their family either on a regular schedule or at the patients […]