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Mom or Dad may be doing fine, but would thrive with more friends and socialization… “places to go, people to see”! Grandma, Grandpa, that favorite aunt or any chosen senior in your life may be suddenly failing, occasionally falling or exhibiting signs of forgetfulness….or more. Living at home no longer seems like the perfect option, but where to go, what to do? Do you need to do this all alone? Is there someone who can help?
The answer to those questions are No and Yes. No! You do not have to go through this journey alone. Yes! There is someone who can help. We are Concepts for Living and we are that help. Expert consultants in the field of senior housing, whether independent and assisted living… the larger (more social) retirement and assisted communities… or the smaller Board and Care homes, we, the team at Concepts listens, learns and makes the “perfect match”.
With a depth of practice and knowledge in health care and services, Team Concepts brings to your life ears that listen, shoulders to lean on and a hand to hold. A FREE service to our clients, each consultant lives where you live, local to you, understanding the personality and physicality of your neighborhood, because it is their neighborhood too!
Most importantly, your Concepts liaison will be with you throughout your journey, from phone call to move-in and beyond, as needed. We are your new best friends.
Most recently, my nephew’s wife had a urinary tract infection & was admitted to the hospital. She couldn’t walk and we didn’t think her former community would take her back. I phoned Concepts for Living. The person who answered was gracious and helpful and referred me to the right consultant who could help. She said the board and care homes have less than ten people and more individual care. She found a place right near her mother’s home, more convenient than before.
The search for memory care or assisted living for a parent is part of one of the most difficult phases in an adult child’s life. You want only the best for your parent, and finding it requires navigating a maze of logistical and financial considerations. The hardest thing about it is that you have to do this navigating while drowning in a sea of emotional turmoil. In my view, the best way to successfully navigate is to partner with an experienced and trusted captain. Sue Pomerantz and her agency are tremendous guides, not only during the initial process, but continuing later. They are knowledgeable, skilled, supportive, understanding and nurturing. They stay on your side as the voyage continues, long after the initial placement. I have been on this voyage for many years, and am grateful for Sue’s continued support throughout. I highly recommend her.
There should be more caring people like the team at Concepts for Living in the health care profession.
Sue is a gem! When our mother wanted to move closer to family, we didn’t know where to begin to find her a good place. I got introduced to Sue and through multiple conversations where she asked insightful questions and listened to the answers, she made multiple recommendations, with introductions, of places to consider. While visiting and evaluating them, she was always there to lend an ear and offer thoughts, suggestions, and wisdom from her career in helping the elderly and their families navigate this transition. We are ecstatic with how things have turned out – Mom is in a place she likes and participates in many of the activities they offer. This for a woman who was never much of a joiner. We couldn’t be more pleased for her, and the peace of mind it provides us. I have already recommended Sue to others, and she continues to be a valued member of Mom’s support team.
Susan spent time and effort in assisting me with finding a place for my mother. She is very knowledgeable in this area, and pointed out several things that I wouldn’t have thought of. Susan is calm, upbeat and has a great sense of humor, which I found comforting when dealing with the many details of this matter. In the end, I decided to leave my mom where she is and not make a move after all. Susan was happy to have assisted and only wished the very best for us. If you are looking for a hand to hold in this process, Susan is a compassionate ally with a great deal of expertise and connections. I highly recommend her!
I would like to share how grateful I am for the help we received from Sue Pomerantz. It was a relief to have learned of independent living options through Sue’s list knowing that Sue had only recommended the best locations. This very difficult process was eased by having access to Concepts for Living and Sue Pomerantz.
Susan Pomerantz’s Concepts for Living organization has been a lifesaver for my family. Most recently, she expertly guided me to an ideal assisted living facility for my brother. Sue spent a lot of time with me in the beginning to assess the the entire situation, in every possible facet. Then, she was able to match me up with what turned out to be the best possible situation. And the thing that most impressed me is that she continually was available to help me with allied matters that went above-and-beyond her primary purview…factors that proved to be essential for our family. Highly knowledgeable and with many years of experience…plus she has so many helpful contacts in every facet of the senior living community. I highly recommend Susan and her organization.
Dear Concepts for Living, I’ve started this letter several times and have never been satisfied that it adequately conveyed my thanks to you for your assistance with my friend, Pat. My personal consultant was such a wonderful listener as I explained what was happening with her. She had a vast amount of knowledge about what is available for assisted living care, and it was apparent that she had actually visited the places that she referred me to, and had already eliminated those that were substandard. She was very prompt in returning my phone calls, and I knew I could count on her to do what she said you would. I appreciated how she helped me step by step through the difficult process of exploring places for Pat. What seemed like such a daunting task became doable with her calm and reassuring assistance. I was especially impressed when she continued to assist me after it became apparent that I had selected my community. She reassured me that they would do a good job for Pat, even though I knew she would not receive a commission from them. That told me that your company has a high standard of ethics, and that you all do everything to place people in the best situation possible based on their needs and their means. Pat is the happiest that I’ve seen her in about two years. At first I was worried that she was too aware for that environment, but now she fits in just fine. They are meeting her physical, mental, and emotional needs quite well. She doesn’t usually remember what happened yesterday, but she brightens up whenever any of the staff walk by. They all seem fond of her, too, which makes me feel good. I feel so lucky to have heard about you, and am grateful for all your assistance. You threw me a life preserver when I felt like I was drowning.
When a Concepts consultant says she’ll get back to you, she does. So many places don’t call back & don’t seem to give a damn. My consultant cared, was sincere, which came across when I spoke to her. I would recommend Concepts for Living to anyone.
“It was such a pleasure to meet with you on Friday. It is apparent why Bill and Victoria speak so highly of you. You are sensitive, knowledgeable, gentle, well-informed and so easy. David was not looking forward to the meeting but was quickly comfortable and enjoyed the interaction even though the subject was so serious. I felt that, in spite of my embarrassment at perhaps wasting your time, we got some valuable information and resources. Also, you opened up our thinking in providing some things for us to consider and begin to get organized. Thank you again for meeting with us. It takes a special person to work with families at this stage of transition and you are exactly the right person for this work.”
A couple of years ago my family needed some help. My nephew’s wife has MS & needed a live-in facility. Within a couple of days, my Concepts for Living personal consultant found the place most feasible for her. We were so thankful.
Concepts for Living played a major role in my recent search for a home in the senior community. Susan Pomerantz began by really listening to my story: my background, needs, desires and financial situation. She then selected the six most suitable senior residences for my needs and took me to each one for an in-depth visit. She chose well…any of the six would have worked quite nicely, making my final choice difficult indeed. But with Sue’s help, I made the right choice and could not be happier with the result. My new home is a simply wonderful place to be. Thanks Sue.
I credit Concepts For Living for saving my Uncle Irv’s life. At a time when my family needed help, they were there for us. They listened to what my Uncle needed and guided us to make a difficult decision in his best interest. Uncle Irv is happy, healthier and enjoying his new home where he is getting all the care he needs. Thank you, Concepts For Living.
God bless you, Concepts for Living, for your efforts on behalf of all who are dependent on others for the best care giving “homes away from home” available.