About Us

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life of older adults, aging parents, and those who care for them in northern Colorado through professional care management and counseling services.

Our goal is to help older adults stay in their homes for as long as possible and support those who care for them with:

  • Long-range planning to prevent crises
  • Financial planning so the client’s resources last as long as possible
  • Empowering and strengthening older adults and their families to achieve their goals
  • An interdisciplinary approach that addresses all of the client’s needs as fully as possible
  • Assistance in creating, implementing, and monitoring a plan of care to ensure it continually meets the needs and desires of the client.
  • Assistance with choosing and monitoring alternative arrangements when remaining in the home is no longer practical or appropriate.

A NOTE FROM OUR FOUNDER

As far back as I can remember I have been drawn to older adults. Even as a young child I would knock on the doors of my elder neighbors to visit. I would sit on the floor at their feet and listen to their fascinating life stories. Some taught me to bake, knit, crochet, and grow indoor plants, but it was their life experiences that drew me in.

I knew I was destined to serve others. Even at the age of five I took apart my baby-doll highchair and created a walker for my younger sister who had just broken her leg and was unable to walk. My love for science drew me to the medical world wanting at first to be a nurse, a physical therapist, and of coarse a doctor. However, once I was in the medical world, I quickly learned it was not for me as the focus was narrow and about “fixing what is wrong” verses looking at the whole person. My holistic view point drew me to Recreation Therapy where I used games and recreation as a form of physical, social, and mental rehabilitation for patients who had a life altering, critical injury. During this time, I further developed my creative juices paired with my medical background and knowledge to adapt environments and activities to promote autonomy and independence for my patients. Naturally, this ….. helps me create and  develop creative solutions for aging as the needs are constantly changing!

I have always persevered and strived for excellence in all that I have done – as a professional athlete, graduating as Summa Cum Laude, receiving honors and recognition by a California Senator for my work in Childcare, as well as winning the Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce Small Business Award in 2017.

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OUR OBJECTIVES

  • Promote “aging in place”
  • Advocate for the client
  • Provide access to support, resources, and services that promotes safety, and living life to the fullest
  • Educate clients, family, and staff on the aging process and options available through out their journey
  • Empower clients to unfold personal goals and purpose in life to thrive and enjoy life
  • Assist clients in developing their plans for the future based on their personal and quality-of-life goals

 

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WHAT IS AN AGING LIFE CARE PROFESSIONAL?

ALCAInfographic_8Areas300An Aging Life Care Professional is dedicated to helping clients age well while also supporting quality of life for family members. This phase of a family’s journey together is often complicated. There is more to do than there is time. Relatives may live far away. Relations can become strained.

Our professional training and knowledge of best practices can ease the journey.

Every family is unique. As Aging Life Care Professionals, we apply our insights and skills in 8 key areas to provide you with a positive care plan tailored to your family’s individual needs and strengths.

We offer expertise regarding:

  • Health and disability: Through assessments and experience, we can help you understand what your loved one does well, and in what areas he or she could use additional help.
  • Finances: A review of the current monetary situation will result in a plan to make resources stretch as efficiently as possibly while maintaining the desired level of comfort, dignity and safety.
  • Housing: Based on the assessments, recommendations can be made for optimal living situations now, with a view to likely changes in the foreseeable future.
  • Family: Sibling disagreements and old family history often make the aging journey difficult. Our training provides for skilled facilitation of family meetings and creation of a plan that takes everyone’s needs into account.
  • Local Resources: There are programs available to help, but it’s difficult to know which one is the most appropriate for your situation. Save time and money by letting us objectively evaluate the situation and connect you to the resources best suited to your needs.
  • Advocacy: Our comprehensive knowledge of the disjointed health care system allows us to monitor quality and lobby for the care and treatment your family wants.
  • Legal: Let us help you identify issues and get key paperwork in order.
  • Crisis Intervention: The unexpected is simply a fact of life in aging. We are experienced with elder emergencies and are ready to jump in at a moment’s notice.

Senior Life Solutions, LLC is in the business of helping aging adults and their families to live well throughout the aging process. Give us a call at 970-282-7975 to discuss the many ways we can help you.

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BENEFITS TO YOU

  • Clients have peace of mind knowing their personal goals, needs, preferences, desires, and quality-of-life goals are being honored
  • Informed decision-making
  • Clients and family caregivers have an overall improvement of well-being and quality of life
  • Clients has the needed support, resources, and services that promotessafety and living well, while aging in place
  • Clients are able to identify and develop purposeful, and thoughtful plans for future care
  • Saved money and time for clients and their family
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HOW WE ARE DIFFERENT?

Aging Life Care Professionals stand apart from the others in their commitment to stay focused on the needs of the client and their family.  The others may offer services for less, but what you receive cannot help but be influenced by the payment structure.

Hospital- or insurance-based case managers are employees of the health care system. They are good professionals. Their focus, however, is to address the issues of patients within the institution and to make efficient use of services for their organization.

We are based in the community and work with aging adults wherever they live. We provide continuity of care across all settings. We include the family and focus on improving quality of life for the older adult and their grown children.

Senior advisors are paid referral fees to suggest elder care facilities. As a general rule, they have a more limited sphere of knowledge and do not hold a professional degree needed to give them expertise in the 8 key areas of elder care. Only those facilities willing to pay a finder’s fee will be included in their list of suggestions. There may be a more appropriate option, but it will not be mentioned if the facility does not pay for referrals.

Because we are paid directly by you, we are independent and objective. Our focus is 100% on the needs of your family and your aging loved ones. We apply our considerable skill and years of training to your unique situation.

When the issue is safety and quality of life, you deserve the best!

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OUR LOGO

Our logo was designed by our founder, Colleen Daugherty. Being of Irish origins she wanted to intertwine her heritage by utilizing a Celtic scroll design. Not finding a design that spoke to her, she decided to build on the most traditional Irish symbol, the shamrock. The original meaning of the three leaves of a shamrock represent the Trinity. In our logo, the green squares (leaves of the shamrock) represent our holistic, faith-based approach to services. It signifies the trinity as well as ones mind, body, and soul.

The white leaves within each green square represent life and new growth.

The purple band that binds the squares and leaves together represents our guiding spirituality, which works through each of us. It emphasizes the respect we hold for others with our tag line. “Helping you with the details, while you make the decisions.”

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