The process of finding the right Senior Community, and all the other resources that are needed during that transition can be very overwhelming. We know, because we’ve navigated it ourselves. When Mark’s Grandmother had a stroke, his Mom was the main Caregiver and as a family we had no idea what options and resources were available. We saw firsthand the impact of Caregiver Stress and we knew there had to be a better way. That’s why we created SUNWAYS…it’s the service we wish our family had.
When we started, we were looking for an opportunity to not only make a difference the Senior community, but to also provide a service that would make a positive impact on Caregivers of all ages during an extremely stressful time. We’ve been able to apply our experience in recruiting as “information brokers” to help someone go through a major transition in their life and become a shoulder to lean on for support and guidance.
Generally speaking, SUNWAYS is a "Placement Service", as senior housing communities pay us a referral fee when we refer a client to them and they move in. That said, it’s been important to us from Day 1 that we were much more than that. When we were going through this process as a family, we needed more than just a community and we know we aren’t the only ones.
We pride ourselves on meeting our Seniors and Caregivers “where they’re at” in the journey…and honestly, a community may not be what’s needed at this time or it may just be a small piece of the puzzle. We still can, and want to help. That’s why we also refer clients to in-home care providers and resources like move managers, elder care lawyers, support groups, adult day cares and the countless other things needed during this time. Our highly vetted network of partners are able to serve our clients and the SUNWAYS concierge service helps “project manage” it the whole time.
Because of our business model, we are able to stay 100% FREE for families. It has become our mission to be the link that connects Seniors and their Caregivers to the care and resources they need. Since starting on this journey to create SUNWAYS, we have seen firsthand how important this work is and how impactful it can be. It’s made us extremely passionate about getting our message out and making sure everyone possible knows that our service is here to help because we know the difference it can make.
So if you or a loved one is on this journey and interested in finding out more information about care options and resources, please reach out to us. And if you’re not, we can guarantee you know someone who could use our services! Please share any way you can…forward one of our emails, text the link to this blog post, share one of our social media posts. Let them know that they are supported. It takes a village and we are more than happy to be part of yours!
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Elli is the President of Sunways and loves spending time outside with her family, and is passionate about cooking and holistic health.