Introducing Roseville's: Stephanie Watson; Sierra Senior Placement Services
Auburn, 530-613-9611, sierraseniorplacement.com
Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you?
My career in senior services found me several years ago after a family member’s journey into Alzheimer’s disease. I learned so much from the experience that I decided to dedicate myself to helping other families going through similar journeys. I gained valuable experience and insight working management positions in memory care, assisted living communities, and an in-home care agency. Last year, I started my own business assisting seniors and their families throughout Placer Country in finding the most appropriate and compatible long-term care. My services are provided at no charge and include custom referrals for independent living communities, assisted living, small residential (board and care) homes, and Alzheimer’s/dementia care. I present custom referrals to my clients after a careful evaluation of their care needs, along with discussion regarding budget, lifestyle, location preferences, and more. My goal is to ensure they’re not alone by providing the expertise, guidance, and support needed to find the right placement.
How are you involved with both the community and your customer?
We visit local senior communities and care homes often and stay up to date on their reputations, vacancies, rates, etc. I also offer hands-on assistance to my clients; after a personal assessment of their needs, I accompany them to visit each referred community/care home to help them weigh the pros and cons and be sure all of their questions are answered. Once a choice and move are made, my involvement continues, thus ensuring a smooth transition.
What life accomplishments are you most proud of?
Being happily married for almost 38 years, having two wonderful children, two beautiful grandchildren, and being able to work in a field I love—helping other people!
What’s your favorite place to eat out locally?
I love The Place in Downtown Roseville.