The decision to relocate a loved one to an assisted living community can be daunting and stressful. Assisted Living Advisers simplifies the process. It’s a free, personalized service offering expert guidance in determining the ideal community for your loved ones based on physical needs, location preferences and finances. The service is paid for by a referral network of communities.
Eric Leopold, owner and founder of Assisted Living Advisers, has helped hundreds of families over the last eight years relocate loved ones to senior living options in the tri-state area. Eric understands that moving a loved one into an assisted living community is an emotional and often exhausting experience. His knowledge and expertise enables him to facilitate the process while making sure they are comfortable every step of the way.
Prior to starting Assisted Living Advisers, Eric, who also uses the tagline Call Eric, was the Director of Sales at Atria, an assisted living community in Riverdale, where he was known for going above and beyond to ensure the utmost in comfort and care for every resident. Before that, he worked for Synergy Homecare in New York City, where he personally engaged with every family to find just the right caregiver to meet their needs.
As challenging as the decision might seem, Eric thinks assisted living communities could actually improve the quality of life for your loved one. Residents are offered safety, socialization and a comprehensive array of amenities and support. “Most assisted living communities have activity schedules that could keep residents busy nearly every hour of the day,” he said.
With a variety of options available, finding the right place can be overwhelming. That’s where Assisted Living Advisers can help.
Eric gets to know each family through a detailed assessment that helps him determine which communities would align best with their needs and expectations. He then suggests two or three communities that he believes are a good fit and will arrange guided tours for families who want to visit.
Once a location has been chosen, Assisted Living Advisers has a vetted team of service providers that includes move managers, geriatric care managers and elder care attorneys that will facilitate the move to a new community, making it as streamlined as possible.
“Throughout the process, I am there for my clients, holding their hand when necessary,” said Eric, who is recognized in the industry as extremely considerate and understanding.
“Eric brings compassion to the job. Some others will happily refer you to several residences that may or may not really fit the bill for you. I’ve seen him go the extra distance to ensure the assisted living facility is the right fit. He listens to what you’re saying, does his research, discusses with you, helps you shortlist and goes on the visits,” said Ron Gold, an industry specialist and colleague of Eric’s.
Eric’s position is multifaceted and he is committed to all aspects of the job. While his primary focus is placing people where they will be most satisfied, his commitment to his clients far surpasses that goal. He befriends the people he helps and follows up with them long after they are settled.
To Eric, matching clients with a community that is most fitting for them is a rewarding experience. He genuinely cares about people and appreciates the complexity of the situation. “Many of my clients have confided that before meeting me, they were walking in circles, not sure how to begin this difficult journey,” he said. After working with Assisted Living Advisers, families have peace of mind in knowing their loved ones are being well-cared for.
Eric can be reached at 917-399-4285 or by email at [email protected]
By Andrea Nissel