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Hi Nicole and Ina,
My mom is doing great at Merrill Gardens. The interaction that I have had with them has been really professional, caring and compassionate. ...
I visited my mom numerous times while I was there and the caregivers working were really friendly and helpful. I even ate lunch there a few times with her. Erica who coordinates their activities for the memory care is amazing and she sends me photos of my mom doing activities. It is really nice to see my mom enjoying doing all of their activities and really living instead of sitting in a house watching TV all day...
Thank you for your help in getting my mom placed....please accept this email as a great big THANK YOU!!!
Our conversation yesterday made me realize how fortunate I was to be talking with you. Thank you so much for all of your information, you put my mind at ease and I could send all my worries out of my mind.
You are a blessing!
It's a sad & scary time when you realize you can no longer give the proper care to people you love. You find yourself alone, trying to navigate the uncharted waters of of placing a loved one in a safe, clean, nurturing environment, with skilled professionals capable of providing the type of specialized 24 hour care your family member requires. There are multiple options to choose from, between nursing homes, extended care facilities & residential care homes, but how do you know which one is going to be the best fit for your family? It was our own family's realization we could no longer provide the type of care for my husband's 94 yr old grandmother required, that led me to Nicole Pazdan and Elder Placement Professionals, Inc. Upon my first meeting with Nicole, she had me at ease and comfortable within minutes and I could tell she genuinely understood the struggles we were going through.
I'd explained our family situation to Nicole, what we were hoping to find for grandma, and then Nicole proceeded to take me to 5 different establishments. She helped me ask the questions I didn't even know I needed to be asking, she also encouraged me to listen to my gut, that the "right" place would feel right. She was absolutely correct! Each place had its good points, but there was one that just stood out for me, it was the one I realized I was sizing all the others up against. I called Nicole & let her know which establishment we were interested in, and we were able to make an appointment for my husband & I to take grandma to see it for herself to get her impressions, & for the facility to have the opportunity to interview grandma as well. It was a match! We would have never found this place if it weren't for Nicole and her business, Elder Placement Professionals, Inc.. What's more, Nicole's service to us didn't stop once grandma was accepted and placed, Elder Placement Professionals kept checking in with us to be sure everything was going well & that grandma was happy were she was. There really are no words to express the type of gratitude we feel towards Nicole & her staff for all that they were able to do for our family.
The Nicodemus Family
`Nicole took me and my mother-in-law all over town to find the perfect place. She was so patient as mom was very particular. She made it seem like it was no big deal but it definately was. Thanks Nicole!
What do you do about a loved one that needs constant care or a parent that needs more attention than you can give? How do you research the myriad of choices available and the cost of each option? Give Elder Placement Professionals a call. Nicole is the "go to" gal for these sorts of services. She will even drive you around and take you to the facilities that might be the best choices for your situation. And - it's free. She receives her compensation from the facilities not from you. But not to worry - she will tell you what she thinks is best for your situation even if she doesn't make the big dollars for her suggestions.
Nicole is SO awesome at helping find the perfect place for your loved ones! She us very patient and understanding. You can see she lives what she does!!!!
There is only one choice in the San Luis Obispo area and surrounding communities for a gentle and caring professional to assist you and your family member!
Let Nicole take the time to show you how important it is to find the right environment for your loved one.
This review is long overdue. I called Nicole in a panic when "J" - the person I am caring for - needed to move from skilled nursing to a group home. I knew nothing about choosing a facility and I live 200 miles away! Nicole went right over and met with "J" and assessed her abilities and needs. She then recommended a facility in Paso Robles that has been a godsend. "J" is happy, well cared for and continues to improve following her stroke in late 2014. Nicole was patient and kind and reassuring to me. She truly held my hand and guided me through an emotionally trying time. She stayed in touch with me and presented several options as I tried to find the right placement for "J". Her service is a true blessing to the community.
Nicole was so very patient in a very stressful and difficult time in life, to place a loved one a parent is one of the most difficult decisions of your life. She too as much time as we needed, showing my father around first assisted living centers until he found one that he felt comfortable with.
After only a month my father became non ambulatory and his needs drastically changed, again Nicole was there to help us find a board and care.
Thank you to an amazing professional and dear friend.