Consumer Guide: Senior Living Consultants/Brokers
Senior Living Consultants/Brokers
A senior living consultant or broker is a professional who helps families and seniors find suitable housing and care options. Some, not all, may have knowledge and experience in the senior care industry. All should be familiar with the various types of senior housing options, such as independent living, assisted living, memory care, and nursing homes.
There are two financial models under which senior living consultants operate:
1. Fee-based Consultants: These companies may include a geriatric care manager, attorney, or other company specializing in senior housing. These consultants charge a fee directly to the client for services rendered.
2. “No-Cost” Consultants: The vast majority of nationally known companies and local consultants are compensated by the actual retirement community. In general, these companies do not charge the client. Instead, they operate as a broker for these communities.
When working with a senior living consultant it is important to understand their experience and level of expertise. Be sure to ask.
Tips From the Experts: Key Factors to Consider When Working with a Senior Living Consultant
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