Senior Placement Services

Senior Care Authority provides all the necessary services to identify the proper assisted living facilities or residential care home around St. Paul Metro Area for your loved one. We offer a no-cost consultation service to help find the appropriate senior housing when your loved one can no longer care for themselves at home. Our personalized service will help relieve the stress and challenges associated with this major transition, and our expertise and compassion help lighten the load for you and your family.

ElderCare Consulting

Sometimes our families just need more help with the challenging transitions and decision-making. This may include vital conversations and facilitation with family members, home care agency or caregiver selection, connections to valuable resources or regular visitations with a loved one providing "peace of mind" with family members. Whatever the need, we customize the program for each client.

Benefits of a Senior Placement/Referral Agency

Steve Villa started a niche company in the senior market, referred to as senior placement or referral. The model is now growing nationwide. Steve talks about senior placement and why his service is benefiting so many families.

Elder Abuse and Neglect: Understand and Recognize the Signs

Elder abuse can happen anywhere – in someone’s own home, in the home of a relative, or in a care facility. As people grow older and more dependent on others, they become more susceptible to physical, emotional, financial, and sexual abuse as well as neglect by family or professional caregivers. Understanding the different types of abuse and the red flags to watch for are the first step in preventing and putting a stop to abuse.

Secrets of Independent Living

I just read an inspiring story about a pair of newlyweds from Florida. The couple leads an interesting, carefree, and active life in a variety of ways including travel, hobbies, and political activism, to name a few.

Are You a Fall Risk?

Depending on a number of circumstances, if you answer “yes” to any ONE of the questions below, either for yourself or for your loved one, there could be a significant risk of falling. A fall can change the course of a life due to fracture, subsequent hospitalization, and loss of independence. Not everyone who falls sustains a serious injury but if there have been previous falls, there will likely be more. 

Aging is in!

Sheila Malkind has worked in the field of Aging for 50 years and started Legacy Film Series, a company distributing and renting short films on aging. She discusses aging, how elders are looked at and the mindset of seniors.

Top 10 signs your loved ones may need senior care

We Do The Homework For You

We are here with personalized, professional service to support you and relieve the stress of finding the care that your loved one needs. We personally visit every senior living community we present to you to ensure they maintain the safety and security you expect. Together, we will find the living solution that will provide the best quality of life possible for your loved one, find assited living facilities reviews in Minnesota. Following is our process to learn more about your loved to assist in finding the best options:

About Cricket Buntje

Cricket Buntje has a passion for solving problems and helping others. After working 25 years in the corporate world, she decided to apply her passions in another field.

“I’d reached a point in my career that I wanted a business that helped others,” says Cricket, who helps her disabled father manage his medical and financial needs. She also helped her aunt research the best care facilities when her 90-year-old grandmother fell and broke her hip.

“It was difficult to know where to start,” Cricket says, “and now I’d like to help other people navigate the process.”

A lifelong resident of St. Paul, Cricket has an intimate knowledge of St. Paul and its environs. To become more knowledgeable about the many issues facing seniors, she completed months of study and testing to become a Certified Senior Advisor.

Today Cricket spends much of her time touring and reviewing local living communities — including assisted living, independent living, dementia and memory care, and residential care homes — to help her clients make the best possible decision for their loved ones. Now, she meets one-on-one with families to assess their needs, accompanies them on tours of pre- approved facilities, assists with negotiations and paperwork, and follows up with the senior after a placement is made.

“I get a lot of fulfillment out of solving problems, making those connections, and in this case finding the perfect spot, the right fit,” Cricket says. “At the end of the day, it’s nice knowing that the work you’re doing is worthwhile.”

The best part? She offers her services at no cost to families; she earns a fee from the facility after a placement is made.

On a personal note, Cricket is passionate about making healthy life choices – eating right, staying active, and carving out quality time with her three kids, ranging in age from 13 to 28.

“I am very proud of the adults my two oldest are becoming,” she says, “and I’m enjoying time with my youngest son . . . he’s my golf partner and ski buddy.”