2013 Best Senior Living Communities - Local Experts

SeniorHomes.com - 2013 Best Senior Living AwardsWe’ve assembled a top-notch panel of local experts from the senior living industry to rate communities nominated to the SeniorHomes.com Best Senior Living Awards.

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Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA

  • Prasant Desai - Owner, Ability Rehab
  • Jane Hamil, LCSW, CMC - Professional Geriatric Care Manager, Bridging Generations
  • Gayle Horten - Founder/Owner, Solutions for Seniors
  • Metta Johnson - Owner, Metta Johnson & Associates, Inc.
  • Mandy Merkel - Founder/Owner, Senior Resource Consulting
  • Celia Moore - Provider Relations, Crossroads Hospice
  • Dolores Murph - Regional Area Manager, Interim Home Care & Hospice
  • Tina Sensing - Owner/Senior Move, Sensing Transitions
  • Lane Tharp, SRES, CSA, CAPS - Agent/Seniors Specialist, Coldwell Banker

Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX

  • Dolapo Adekoya, RN - Founder/Owner, Homeslice Caregivers
  • Deborah Garcia - Executive Manager, Texas Home Care Partners
  • Jeff Henderson - Administrator, ComForcare Home Health
  • Alex Robinson, LCSW, PC - Owner, Contact Assisted Living Locators, LLC
  • Amy Santus, LMSW, CBIS, CCM - Care Manager, Feinberg Consulting, Inc
  • Joni Sellers, MSN, MHA, RN, CDE - Associate Professor of Nursing, Austin Community College
  • Lina Supnet-Zapata, MBA - Vice President of Operations, MIR Care Consultants
  • Heath Taylor - Director of Nurses, Resolutions Hospice
  • Charlsie Weidright, RN - Staff Nurse, Encompass Home Health

Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC

  • Kimberly Bird, MSW, LCSW - Transition Specialist Supervisor, Carolinas Healthcare
  • Phil Cooley - Owner, Homewatch CareGivers Charlotte
  • Phil Davidson - Senior Care Consultant, Always Best Care of Rock Hill
  • Carol Howell - Owner, Senior Life Journeys
  • Scott Tenbroeck, MHA, ALF-ED, NHA - Owner, Elder Options

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

  • Jacque Archer - Community Liaison, Rehab Trust
  • Dan Bourland, SRES - Realtor, Coldwell Banker
  • Nan Elizabeth Byorum - Realtor, Virginia Cook Realtors
  • Heather Cordova - Senior Department, Jewish Community Center
  • John Cowan - Realtor, Ultra Realty of Texas
  • Steve Curry - Owner, Advanced Home Care
  • Jeff Hatten - President, Fidelis Home Care, LLC
  • Lori Nesler - Owner, Comfort Keepers
  • Thomas Owens - President, Encore Premier Group
  • Anthony Robertson - Vice President, Healing Touch Home Health
  • Brad Robertson - Owner, Advanced Home Care
  • Jenifer Strickland - Care Coordinator, Bridgeway
  • Curt Timmerman - Director of Business Development, CVI Medical

Denver-Aurora, CO

  • Laura Corning - Owner, Griswold Homecare
  • Rick Cseak - Owner/CEO, Home Helpers of Denver
  • David Geras - President, Gold Leaf Caregivers
  • Nancy Greene - Owner, What’s Next, LLC
  • Toni Maldonado, CSA - Owner & Executive Director, LivHOME
  • James Leonard - Owner, CheckMyFolks
  • Robyn Phelps - Co-Owner, Senior Functional Fitness
  • Rita Scott - Owner, Preferred Care at Home - Denver

Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI

  • Rhonda Blaszkiewicz, RN - Registered Nurse, The Medical Team
  • Roy Borek - Professional Member, American Association for Wartime Veterans
  • Donna Grove, RN - Nurse, Right At Home
  • Sanford Linden - President, Professional Parent Care
  • Kris Mazzie, RN - Nurse, Right At Home
  • David Robinson - Marketing, Hospice of Michigan

Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX

  • Jon Bass - Community Liaison, Health Solutions Home Health
  • Arvis Campbell - Director of Sales & Marketing, Encompass Home Healthcare
  • Claudia Cantu - Owner, Make It EZ Movers
  • Kaitlynn Hamilton - Community Liaison, Providian Home Health
  • Doris Harris, RN, JD - Business Development, Home Health Resources
  • Wynona Jacobs - Marketing, Providence Home Health & Hospice
  • Barbara Spangenberg - Advisor, Weiner & McCulloch Law Firm

Las Vegas-Paradise, NV

  • Gina Jolliff - Owner, Comfort Keepers
  • Ruben Mendoza - Community Liaison, Physicians Choice Home Health Care
  • Becky Torrez - Owner, BrightStar of West Central Las Vegas

Los Angeles County, CA

  • Sheri Alford - President, Smooth Transitions Of Southern California
  • Denise Beltran - Manager, Dial Med Home Care
  • Frank Cunningham - Lead, Assisted Transition
  • Bunni Dybnis, MA, MFT, CMC - Director of Professional Services, LivHOME, Inc.
  • Greg Gunderson - Owner, Gentle Transitions
  • Joe Hoover - Community Liaison, Care4You in Home Care
  • Lisa Jeffers - Owner, Right at Home
  • Cydney Kaplan - Owner, Independent Living Concierge
  • Kim Milwee - Representative, VITAS
  • Di Patterson - President & CEO, Gero, Inc.

Orange County, CA

  • Bette Boren - Realtor, Tarbell Realtors
  • Nancy Giaimo - Owner, Changing Spaces
  • Katie Hanhart - Medical Concierge, Guardian Angel Home Healthcare
  • Maureen Jensen - Owner, Angel Helpers Senior Care, LLC
  • Anna Kim - Enrollment Specialist, CareMore Touch
  • Tammy Larragoitiy - Training Director, Independent Life Care Services
  • George Strickland - Owner, Right at Home
  • Dijon Turner - Program Manager, Independent Life Care Services

Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ

  • Dawn Camarillo - Client Care Manager, Home Instead
  • Leia Edwards - Clinical Service Director, Evercare Hospice
  • Heather Frenette - Desert Care Management
  • Penny Karle - Director of Community Outreach, Adultcare Assistance Homecare
  • Kathlene Kuykindoll - Cornerstone Hospice
  • Becky Leuer - Co-Owner, Right At Home
  • Crystal Littlejohn - Geriatric Care Manager, Geriatric Resources, LLC
  • Mimi Medinger - Senior Care Advocate, Elite Senior Services
  • Midge Nelson - Synergy Homecare
  • Karen Schubert - Advisor, Senior Resource Group at Maravilla
  • Sandi Wagner - Director of Community Relations, Home Helpers

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

  • Kelli Bradley - Owner/Administrator, Senior Helpers
  • Kevin Call - Owner, Adeo Home Care
  • Michael Colburn - Gentiva
  • Lauren Culwell - Admissions Director, Laurelhurst Village
  • Millie Domingo - Responsible Nurses Adult Care Home
  • Dan Dotlich - Gentiva
  • Lauren Heinatz - Transitions Director, ComForcare Senior Services
  • Sarah Jewett - Interim Health Care
  • Kim Megorden - Owner, Kare Transition
  • Linda Worthington - Owner, Aim to Please Phlebotomy

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

  • Ken Kuck - Owner, Synergy Home Care
  • Richard Olson - Director of Marketing, Veterans Advocacy Associates
  • Camille Roberts - Social Services Director, Air Force Village West
  • Catherine Shepard - Owner/Eldercare Advisor, Senior Care Referral Specialists

Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Roseville, CA

  • Denise Larson - Relocation Consultant, Mother Lode Van & Storage
  • Gaelle Merchant - Head of Community Relations, Indecare at Home
  • Charlotte Peek - Community Liaison, Integra In Home Personal Care
  • Pati Rader, CSA - Certified Senior Advisor/Life Enrichment Consultant, PLR Enterprises
  • Karson Smith - General Manager, House to Home
  • Mary Kay Walters-Perez - Support Services, First Call

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

  • Chris Alderete - Director of Business Development, Soft Touch Home Care
  • Susan Blumhorst - Owner, Senior Path Specialists
  • Peggy Brown - Owner, Generations Moving & Transition Services
  • Byron Cordes, MSW, LCSW, C-ASWCM - President/Certified Care Manager, Sage Care Management
  • Charlie Gerdes - Director of Business Development, In Home Senior Care
  • Candyce Slusher - Administrator, Caring Companions

San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA

  • Jim Buchanan - Owner, Buchanan Financial Services
  • George Cooke - Agent, Coldwell Banker
  • Linda Diller - Owner, Senior Move Masters
  • Ronald L. Greenwald, MBA, SRES - Owner, Ron Greenwald & Associates
  • Greg Gunderson - Owner, Gentle Transitions
  • Beppie Mostert - Owner, Living Design
  • Dean Natwick - Owner, ComForcare
  • Scott Smith - Managing Director, ComForcare
  • Kim Uecker - Community Relations Director, La Paloma
  • Terri Wery - Owner, Helping Hands Senior Home Care
  • Cindy Wilson - Director of Senior Services, Heritage Senior Care

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

  • Marti Martz - Principal, Helping Hands
  • Dale Taketa - President, ComForcare

Saint Louis, MO-IL

  • Cindy Kempf - Therapy Director, RPI
  • Maria Miskovic - Owner, CareChoice Care Management
  • Linda Priaulx - Outreach, Continuum Home Care
  • Patricia Rose - Transitional Care Coordinator, RehabCare

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

  • Linda Asaif - Elder Care Advisor, Fedelta Care Solutions
  • Angela Cranford - Fedelta Care Solutions
  • Tracey Delaire - Care Advisor, Fedelta Care Solutions
  • Victoria DeVine, RN, BSN - Owner, DeVine Consulting
  • Lisa Doyle - Care Manager, CayCare
  • Linda Fuhrman - Housing & Care Advisor, Choice Advisory
  • Merri Klein - Owner/President, Companion Care, Inc
  • Mark Melsness - Owner/Property Manager, Windermere Professional Property Services
  • Cynthia Murphy - Housing & Care Advisor, Choice Advisory
  • Kelda Nelson-Fairleigh - Account Executive, AccentCare
  • Les Ostermeier - Housing & Care Advisor, Choice Advisory
  • Sandi Rodenbough - Community Outreach, Companion Care
  • Cheryl Saeger - All About Care
  • Lisa Satin - Owner/ Founder, The Right Place - Senior Options, LLC
  • Jennifer Schaub - Fedelta Care Solutions
  • Jon Senn - Cascade Companion Care
  • Mike Steiner - Independent Senior Housing Consultant
  • Steve Towles - Housing & Care Advisor, Choice Advisory

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