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Senior Placement Services
No Service Fees
Find Senior Living and Care Options
Senior Care Authority has the expertise to help you identify and access all available options in assisted living and memory care in St. Paul Metropolitan Area. We offer no-cost services to help you find appropriate senior living when your loved one can no longer care for themselves at home. Our personalized, face-to-face assistance can help relieve some of the stress and overwhelm during this difficult transition - our expertise and compassion will help lighten the load for you and your family.
Elder Care Consulting
Service Fees May Apply
Get individualized assistance with your loved one
Sometimes families just need more help. Decisions and transitions for an aging loved one can be so challenging! We can help with exploring in-home care options, caregiver selection, facilitation of meetings with family members, access to valuable resources, or regular visitations with a loved one to provide you with peace of mind. Whatever is required, we will tailor our assistance to support your family’s specific needs.
Top 10 signs your loved ones may need senior care
Increased falls or risk of falls
Wandering from home
Wearing the same clothes multiple days
Frequently forgetting to take medications
An unsafe/unclean home
Difficulty with one or more activites of daily living such as bathing, preparing meals, toileting.
Need for nighttime supervision that cannot be met by in-home caregiver.
Repeating questions and multiple phone calls with the same questions.
Not eating or drinking fluids regularly
Unsafe behavior (leaving the stove on, exterior doors opened)
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. Following is our process to learn more about your loved to assist in finding the best options:
In our initial conversation, we will seek to get a comprehensive understanding of your elder care needs, answer your questions and set up a time to meet with you.
We meet with you personally and present the senior living alternatives that provide the safety, care, and comfort you expect and that meet your location and affordability requirements.
After identifying the providers that will meet your needs, we schedule tours and accompany you to each community. Once your selection is made, we can assist with the paperwork and arrangements for moving.
We will follow up with you to ensure that the location chosen is meeting the care, comfort, and safety needs of your loved one. We are always available to answer any questions you might have free of charge.
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.”
Cricket is always happy to help with all the necessary services related to assisted living facilities or residential care home for your loved ones in St. Paul metro area. You can see assisted living facilities reviews in Minnesota on her corporate page.