Below are a just a few notes of kindness from some of the wonderful families we have had the pleasure of serving.
I am sitting here trying to think how to say “thank you” to a lady (Lynn Linnane of Atlanta Senior Advocates) who did everything she could to guide us thru placement for a scary, sad, and horrible disease (Frontal Temporal Dementia) for my 55 year old son.
My son was diagnosed October 2014. He had lost a job that he had for almost 20 years (dispatcher for a cement company who built places like the Aquarium, Paulding County WellStar hospital, etc.) and lost another similar job within the 90 days. No one really knew what was going on with him. We just knew he wasn’t himself. Probably had this coming on for 1-1/2 years prior to diagnosis. His wife of over 26 years was trying to work, care for him, her home, finances, etc. She began to feel the stress of all this and was headed for a nervous breakdown. She tried placing him in a home and he broke out twice within four hours. She told us (his family) she could not deal with all of these issues anymore and unfortunately my son was taken to a hospital. So his brother and wife and I (mother) jumped in (over our head I might add) to try to take care of him.
I sought help through Kaiser Permanente. His Psychiatrist doctor said he had to be placed in a Psy Facility for 72 hours to reevaluate his meds and his doctor also referred me a Kaiser Social Worker Barbara. The Social Worker referred me to Lynn Linnane of Atlanta Senior Advocates. Well, in approximately two months my son experienced 5 hospital visits for med reevaluation, a couple weeks living with me (his MoM) and 3 Memory Care placements. In this process she talked to me via phone or text almost everyday with very positive words of encouragement. She found transportation and care givers to help in this process. Lynn never gave up! When one plan didn’t work she was already looking for the next plan. Finally this wonderful lady found the right placement for my son. Some wonderful people who actually care about people with this horrible disease ~ Dementia.
You say and “yes” I said also "what is a Senior Advocate??" . This is my Senior Advocate, Lynn Linnane of Atlanta Senior Advocates
Karen C – Marietta, GA
Wanted to take a moment to thank Atlanta Senior Advocates, and especially Lynn Linnane. A couple of months ago I was faced with a very difficult situation. I was needing to move my 90 year old mom, who has Alzheimer’s and dementia, out of one Senior Care Center to another. My main concern at the time was that I had no idea where I was going to move her to. I only know she needed to leave where she was. I cannot tell you what a blessing it was to be referred to Lynn Linnane with Atlanta Senior Advocates. With Lynn’s help, I was able to find a new facility in literally one day. Lynn was completely professional, caring and understood my circumstances and the necessity to move quickly. Although there was not much time to research on my end, Lynn helped pick a great place for my mom. I know this is not something I would have been able to do without Lynn’s help.
Again, words cannot express how grateful I am to know that there are still wonderful people in the world, willing to help on a moments notice. Thanks again to Lynn and Atlanta Senior Advocates.
Kathy H – Woodstock, GA
If you are in need of finding senior housing in the Atlanta area for yourself or for a loved one, then I highly recommend enlisting the services of Atlanta Senior Advocates. I was planning to move my mother who has dementia from Texas to the Atlanta area and did not know where to start in trying to locate an assisted living community that would best fit her unique needs.
I contacted Lynn Linnane with Atlanta Senior Advocates for help. Through a thorough interview, she gained specific information about mother’s needs and interests. Then by using her extensive knowledge of senior housing options in the area paired with the information she had gathered about my mother, Lynn selected a few assisted living communities for me to tour that had the potential to be a good match. Lynn accompanied me on each of these tours. She not only guided me in asking the right questions, but also asked many questions herself to determine which community would be the best fit for my mother.
Once the tours were completed, Lynn spent time with me processing all of the information I had gained and guided me in selecting the assisted living community where my mother now resides. Working with Lynn was a delight. She is a wonderful compassionate listener and a highly experienced advocate for seniors and their families. Searching for an affordable assisted living community for my mother where she would also enjoy living at first seemed like a daunting task. But with the help of Lynn at Atlanta Senior Advocates, I found just the right place for my mother in a timely manner, and she is very happy with where she now lives.
Kiran M – Alpharetta, GA
I want to say what a pleasure it was to meet you. You are so warm and wonderful and I know we’ll going to find a perfect fit for my Mom. I’m so impressed with your demeanor and thoughtfulness. We connected so well. Thank you for helping me on this journey. I feel I can express any concern or thought to you. With a big smile on my face, Thank you again for helping me. I look forward to the next meeting!
Valerie W. – Johns Creek, GA
I just want to thank two very special people Kandie Pruitt-Romano and Natasha Berk who i believe are angels that God answered my prayer and sent to help me thru a very difficult time for my family. Thank you is not enough, but I pray that God blesses you both ten-fold for going above and beyond for what you did and all the support. Love u both!
Cheryl P. – Roswell GA
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