Chicago, IL (PressExposure) December 08, 2008 -- Jennifer Prell of A Silver Connection has a mission; help adult children of frail elderly find the care they need. Most that call her have an easier time choosing a retirement residence or home care. Many adult children of frail seniors find the experience can be highly emotional and, when sorting through the options, mind boggling without this type of expert help.
That's the idea behind Silver Connections LLC, an established business opened by Cary businesswoman Jennifer Prell in 2006. The business provides seniors and/or their Adult Children that are trying to help them with housing referrals for retirement, assisted living, memory care, or nursing-home communities.
Prell states "There are more than 3000 senior care providers in Illinois alone. Now we are expanding to include a "Coast to Coast" network of providers, we can now help anyone throughout the United States."
A Silver Connections can continue to operate as a free service. Prell states "We don't charge seniors or their families as we are funded by communities and service providers in the senior industry" including Sunrise Senior Living, Brookdale, Belmont Village and Holiday Touch as well as numerous others.
The company's commitment is to help seniors in transition. "We are way beyond just an Internet listing of hundreds of unknown options, we help the family understand what placement would be the best fit for the care needs of the senior. That may be in a new residence or bringing resources into the home, whatever it takes relates Prell.
Through interviews with clients and their families, Prell and her team of "Senior Care Consultants" determine the facility with the most appropriate location and amenities to suit their needs and interests, considering such specific details as whether they play bridge, like going to the mall, or eating at gourmet restaurants.
Prell said the Silver Connections process is "very fluid" because of the resources from her sister business, Paxem Inc., through which she helps clients organize, style, and pack their homes for a move.
"Your Care Consultant listened to our needs and had the sensitivity to really hear what was appropriate for our Mom and Dad. They are doing very well in the assisted living community. It could have only happened with your Care Consultant who showed so much compassion and understanding with what we were going through. Thank you, for being there for us." Terry K-client . This is why I really do this; I get notes like this every day stated Prell.