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We are educators on senior living options!

We help you to understand the many options that are available to you and the important information you need to know. One size does not fit all! It might not be senior living at all… it might be in-home care or hospice. We will help you find the right fit for you! If you are interested in senior living communities, we can help you locate one that fits your care needs, budget, and location preference. And we will walk beside your through your journey so you never feel alone.

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  • We can work with you to develop a concise plan to be put into action immediately in the case of an emergency.
  • We can help to connect you with services or a community that suits your individual situation so that you don’t have to spend precious time making countless phone calls.
  • We can narrow the options to just a few that are appropriate for YOU.
  • We can support you by joining you on tours to help ask the questions you need to ask.
  • We can introduce you to services from our TEAM of experts.
  • We can suggest possible financial resources.

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Different types of Senior Living options

Thinking about a move to a Senior Living Community? There are different options available depending upon care needs. When deciding, it’s important to be honest about the assistance needed. Everyone wants to be as independent as possible, but many are often in denial about their declining health and physical limitations.

Independent Living provides services such as dining, housekeeping, basic cable, Internet, maintenance, activities, parking, and transportation. If a minimal amount of care is needed, home care services may be hired privately. Often, an individual must be able to walk or may use a walker. If using a wheelchair, they must be able to use it without assistance to move about the community and evacuate in an emergency. There are no care staff available.

Assisted Living is designed to help individuals with care while maintaining the highest level of independence. Some choose to live in assisted living because they are experiencing frequent falls or in case of an emergency but have few care needs. Others need significant care. Residents may leave at any time – to go out to dinner, on vacation with family, or even on a cruise!

Memory Care is a specialized type of Assisted Living in a secure area. It is designed to help those with a diagnosis of dementia who are advanced or exit seeking, wandering, or can no longer follow simple instructions. If an individual has memory impairment, it does not mean they must be in Memory Care. It does NOT mean a higher level of care – just increased support.

Skilled Nursing (also referred to as long term care) is appropriate if an individual is completely bedridden, requires continuous feed nutrition, needs a Hoyer lift, or requires adaptive devices to keep them in a chair, wheelchair, or bed. Medicare does not pay for long term stays. Payment is made through Medicaid or personal funds.

Rehabilitation (also referred to as short term) is for individuals in need of physical, speech or occupational therapy for a few days to a few months. Medicare can help to pay for the stay, but a co-pay may be charged.

We can help counsel to determine which direction is best suited for your unique situation. If you need more support in your home, we can discuss the different options to offer support. If your care and safety of you or your loved one indicates that home may no longer be the best answer, we can discuss the next steps. We can help you understand when to know it’s time to move to assisted living, the different types and cost of assisted living, how to have the conversation with your loved one, alternatives for how to pay for it, and more. If you live far from your loved one, we can also be your advocate in your absence.

Senior Liaison is available to talk with your group or organization on a variety of subjects! Please reach out to us for more information.

We have a TEAM to help with every aspect of your decision:

  • Professionals to help with Medicaid and Veteran’s Aid & Attendance applications
  • Attorneys to prepare important documents such as Power of Attorney and Advance Directives
  • Long Term Care Insurance experts to help you understand your coverage
  • Medicare specialists to help understand the best choice for your needs
  • Home Health providers for in home physical, speech, and occupational therapy and nursing services
  • Home Care providers to help with personal care and light household chores
  • Medical equipment suppliers
  • Personal Alert Link (PAL) to receive emergency response in your home during a crisis
  • Loving hospice providers for end of life care
  • Mobile physicians if it becomes difficult to leave your home for office visits
  • Realtors to help with an appraisal on your home and help to sell it quickly
  • A Moving Team to help with the packing, unpacking, and set up of your new home
  • A Moving Company to treat your important belongings with care

At Senior Liaison of Central Florida Inc., we will schedule tours and accompany you to make sure you have all your questions and concerns addressed.  We will help with completing forms, hiring a mover, finding an elder law attorney, and any other senior service you may need.

It’s important to work with and trust an advisor who will give you personalized attention and direction.  We are not a directory giving your information to all senior living communities.  Don’t do a blind Internet search and be misled by services that have no regard to your unique circumstance.  We are available 7 days a week and you will always talk with a caring professional throughout your journey.

What People Say


Godsend. For a family looking for information, advice and caring guidance for aging parents; Janice Martin of Senior Liaison of Central Florida was an answer to prayers. I found Janice and SLCF online and called, expecting a limited service referral to a couple of facilities. What we found was an extremely knowledgeable professional with first-hand knowledge of the senior care industry with a true heart for service and client happiness. Janice listened, provided information and advice, and ultimately helped our family find the most wonderful ALF and memory care residence that has been the perfect fit for us. She is honest, transparent, responsive, accessible, and involved as much as we wanted her to be until the move was complete – and to this day remains a friend and source of guidance. This is her ministry to people and she will bless your family with her Christian principals and beautiful spirit.

Debra McCarthy

Janice was an absolute angel. I was gifted her book that she wrote about the transition to Assisted Living. I called her the day I read it. Janice was so knowledgeable with every step of the transition from moving my Parents from their home to Assisted Living. Unfortunately, my Dad passed during the few months that my family worked with Janice. She was there for me thru the whole thing. We were in contact from the trip to the hospital via ambulance, skilled nursing, to hospice. She was there for my Mom to help with selling her home and finding assisted living and continued with care and advice after my Mom moved into the facility. I cannot say enough good things about Janice! I highly recommend her to anyone who needs a Senior Liaison.


When I was told by the administrator of the memory care facility where my husband was living that he threatened to elope, I needed to find a more secure facility. I contacted Janice, she was familiar with enough memory care assisted living facilities in the area, so she knew which ones to consider. She walked me through step by step, guiding me to a memory care facility that was secure enough so that my husband would not be able to climb over the fence, which he had done at the previous one. Not only did she help find a new facility, but she facilitated the transfer making sure every need was met.
I cannot thank her enough for helping thru this emotionally challenging time. She also was knowledgeable of how to apply for financial assistance to pay for the facility.

Marilyn Parker

Janice Martin, a very friendly and kind person, is a true professional with unmatched knowledge of the assisted living (AL) process in Central Florida. Her bestselling AL book attests to it. She saved our family countless hours of stress, frustration, time and money. Janice focused like a laser on our family member’s needs/requirements and with precision matched these with three AL facilities all of which we knew nothing of and all were quite acceptable after touring and speaking with the respective staff members. Within a few weeks our family member is happy, comfortable and enjoying her new AL home. Our family wholeheartedly recommends Janice to work together with you to locate the best AL facility available for your situation.

Chris Winch

If the system would permit SIX stars, I would use that rating/score! Janice has been helping my parents with guidance, research, and suggestions to prepare for needs for quite a while. Most recently, as they have shifted to Senior Living care in The Villages, Janice has been a guiding light and advisor for them, me, and my sisters. Her knowledge of the process, coupled with her caring, patient, style have been such a remarkable asset for us. If you want good, high quality, knowledgeable help…Janice is *the* person to contact. You will not be disappointed. “Thank you Janice! You…are making a difference.”

Michael Ryan

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