The VisionLet me take the worry out of Senior Placement & Care!

If there is one thing we all have in common it is that we are all getting older.  Some of us are just farther along in the process than others.  But getting older is not always easy! 

As children and loved ones of aging adults we are not always prepared for what aging can bring.  Issues can occur quickly and therefore important decisions must be made quickly.  I want to make these decisions as painless for you as possible. 

Let me educate and support you on your choices in senior care in Sonoma and Marin counties.  I want to be a part of your solution and concentrate on you, your loved one and your unique situation.

My Placement Services are Free of Charge!

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Dorothy Guajardo
I am an advocate and elder care advisor for you and your family. I am passionate about using my years of experience in various areas of senior care to help you find the right care or living situation for your aging loved one. Dorothy Guajardo

let me be your guide toThe Best Experience Possible For Your Loved One's Care.

I bring my expertise, years of experience, and personal local contacts with care communities throughout Sonoma and Marin counties to help you choose the right care for your loved one, whether that be in your home, or in one of many senior living options available.

First I will meet with you in person to discuss your loved one’s life and current needs. I will then assess your loved one to determine the best next step and give you a comprehensive list of your best options. After you decide how you would like to proceed I will join you on tours of communities, meetings with home care agencies, or hospice services. If you choose to move your loved one into a community I will assist you with gathering the needed medical information and filling out the paperwork for admittance.

I will also help you with the moving process. This can be especially stressful for both you and your loved one. Allow me to focus on the move while you focus on your loved ones needs.

After the move in process I am still your advocate! If things are not going how you hoped let me talk to the community and find out what can be done to meet your expectations. If a community is not the avenue you choose I will interview home care agencies or day care programs with you to select the best fit.

Again, once care has begun, you can contact me to help in any way! If hospice is the best option for you I can help you decide which hospice provider would be best for you and your loved one. I feel it is an honor to help families through this process.

Let me help you as you focus on being there and spending time with your loved one.

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TestimonialsWhat My Clients Say.

"So grateful for Dorothy’s help in finding placement for my 93-year-old father after a wandering incident resulting in a fall and hospitalization...

Thanks to her dedication, her extensive knowledge and contacts, we found the best choice for Dad and he has adjusted well.

Thank you, Dorothy for providing such a valuable and much needed service for seniors and their families.   read more

~Leslie H.

"Watching Dorothy work, staying close and connected to my mom as she confronted her with the facts in a methodical way, all along staying compassionate and connected to my mom on an emotional level, was astounding and deeply touched me.

A skilled communicator, Dorothy was always prompt in responding to my calls, kind and professional. I feel more at ease knowing I can call on her as resource for these times of my mom's end of life transitions."

~David Leake

The Mission StatementFinding Loving Solutions For Your Family.

My name is Dorothy Guajardo and my mission is to be an advocate and elder care advisor for you and your family as you navigate the confusing and often frustrating world of senior care and senior services.

My journey to become an elder care specialist started when I became the primary caregiver for my mother who suffered for many years from congestive heart failure.  I cared for her until she passed away on hospice in 2005. I have been in your shoes and I know how scary it can be to try to navigate things like home care and hospice when you have never experienced them before. This experience inspired me to pursue a degree in Gerontology because I saw the high demand for people with expertise in the needs of the aging population.  I attended San Francisco State where I received my graduate degree in Gerontology, the study of old age, the process of aging, and the particular problems of old people.

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Senior Care Communities in Sonoma and Marin Counties that I work with:

Johnson & Johnson Residential Care Home
Little Bird Assisted Living
Muir Woods Memory Care
Our House Assisted Living
Springfield Place Assisted Living
St. Francis Assisted Living
Sunrise of Petaluma Well Care Home
White Rose Manor
Aliana Elder Home
Brookdale Rohnert Park
Excepetional Care Home
Willow Glen Home
All Seasons Care Home
Apple Blossom Gardens Residential Care
Las Palmas Asssited Living
Live Oak Rest Home
Mt. Vernon Gardens
Nicole's Quality Care Home
Serenity Villa
AA Best Care Homes
Brookdale Chanate
Brookdale Paulin Creek
Brookdale Fountaingrove
Country Rose Assissted Living
Mirabel Lodge at Oak Meadow

Primrose Memory Care
Sleepy Hollow Assisted Living
Silva Board and Care
Spring Creek Lodge
St. Francis Asssited Living
Summerfield Care Home
Sunrise Villa Santa Rosa
Villa Capri of Oakmont
Vineyard at Fountaingrove
Wild Rose Care Home
Healdsburg Senior Living
Brookdale Windsor
Bella Vista Villages
Brookdale Sonoma
Nazareth Agua Caliente Villa
Sonoma Acres Assisted Living
Sonoma Greens
Sonoma Oak Tree Home
Sunrise Villa Sonoma
Marin Terrace
The Redwoods
A Loving Touch Care Home
Alma Via of San Rafael
Bretano House
Three Home Village (formerly Bretano)

Daniel Rest Home
Drake Terrace Greenwood Assisted Living
Harmony House
L'Chaim House
Long Life Living Inc. 1, 2 & 3
Lucas Valley Lodge
Nazareth House of San Rafael
Roses Residential Care
Saint Michael's Extended Care
Schon Hyme Rest Home
Shalom House Sunrise of San Rafael
Terra Linda Christian Homes #2, 4 & 5
Windchime of Marin
Bello Gardens Assisted Living
A loving Touch Care Home
Aegis Assisted Living of Corte Madera
Anton Pointe
Atria Tamalpais Creek
Cedars Dante House
Lomas Home
Sundance Villa Inc.
Wild Flowers RCFE 1 & 2
Young at Heart RCFE 1 & 2