Stephanie Raffelock is a graduate of Naropa University’s program in Writing and Poetics. She’s worked as a freelance writer for publications that include The Rogue Valley Messenger, Nexus Magazine, Omaha Lifestyles, and SixtyandMe.com. As host for the podcast, Coffee Table Wisdom, Stephanie promotes embracing the accumulating years with purpose, intention and joy. She is the author of the book “A Delightful Little Book on Aging.”
Senior Placement Services
No Service Fees
Find Senior Living and Care Options
Making the right care decision for your loved one can be a daunting task filled with stress, tension and pressure. There are so many assisted living, memory care, nursing, and other care options available in Greenville, Spartanburg, Asheville, North and South Carolina - the terminology is often unfamiliar. Senior Care Authority® will streamline the process to make it easier for you to make an informed decision.
Our national team of Senior Care Advisors spends countless hours inspecting locations, from mid-to-larger size communities as well as smaller, residential care homes, meeting the staff and reviewing state reports to advise you of any citations that may have been issued against a particular location.
A Senior Care Advisor will meet personally with you to discuss your options, accompany you on visits to locations and ensure that all your questions are answered. The hallmark of our service commitment is that we are by your side every step of the way. We would be happy to put you in contact with an advisor in your area who will provide you with expert advice on any of the assisted living locations listed in our directory of locations.
Elder Care Consulting
Service Fees May Apply
Get individualized assistance with your loved one
Sometimes our families just need more help with challenging transitions and decision-making. This may include facilitating essential conversations between family members, home care agency or caregiver selection, connections to valuable resources or regular visitations with a loved one providing "peace of mind" to family members when they are unable to visit themselves.
It can be comforting to have someone partner with you who is outside the emotional landscape of the family, doing research, talking to providers, organizing paperwork, or finding those "needle in a haystack" resources. A go-to person you can turn to when things get overwhelming. Whatever the need, we can customize our services for your family or provide you with vetted referral sources.
Top 10 signs your loved ones may need senior care
Increased falls or risk of falls
Wandering from home
Wearing the same clothes multiple days
Frequently forgetting to take medications
An unsafe/unclean home
Difficulty with one or more activites of daily living such as bathing, preparing meals, toileting.
Need for nighttime supervision that cannot be met by in-home caregiver.
Repeating questions and multiple phone calls with the same questions.
Not eating or drinking fluids regularly
Unsafe behavior (leaving the stove on, exterior doors opened)
We Do The Homework For You
Our process is aimed at relieving you of the stress and confusion in finding the right care needs.
In our initial conversation, we will seek to get a comprehensive understanding of your elder care needs, answer your questions and set up a time to meet with you.
We meet with you personally and present the senior living alternatives that provide the safety, care, and comfort you expect and that meet your location and affordability requirements.
After identifying the providers that will meet your needs, we schedule tours and accompany you to each community. Once your selection is made, we can assist with the paperwork and arrangements for moving.
We will follow up with you to ensure that the location chosen is meeting the care, comfort, and safety needs of your loved one. We are always available to answer any questions you might have free of charge.
Linda’s youngest daughter was diagnosed with a genetic condition as a new born. She saw and felt first hand how overwhelming the process of navigating the options for care, cost, and available resources, while managing the emotional impact of the diagnosis, can be. Through her family's experience with her father's placement in a care facility and both grandfathers’ skilled nursing living arrangements, Linda has seen first hand how the impact of choosing quality care and the emotional and financial components can be challenging for all concerned parties.
Linda has been a successful sales professional for over 25 years, over half of which was spent as a Senior Account Manager for Xerox Corporation in Greenville, SC, twice awarded President's Club,, as the #1 and #2 sales rep for her accomplishments. Most recently she was the Director of Sales for South Carolina Charities, Inc., a non-profit, that runs the Web.com tournament for the BMW Charity Pro-am presented by SYNNEX Corporation. In that role, she engaged senior level management from Fortune 500 and mid-level companies in the Upstate and companies with connections to the Upstate of South Carolina, to pursue and grow new corporate sponsorship, while enhancing relationships with existing sponsors. As part of the executive team, she was responsible for generating revenue to support the local charities such as Children's Hospital of Greenville Health System and Mobile Meals of Spartanburg.
The most critical part of choosing a franchise for Mike and I was franchisor integrity, expertise, and experience in the industry. My background working for a non-profit and the benefits provided for those in need, this industry and association with SCA, allows me to further align my values to be of assistance to others while making a career choice that impacts those we serve.
Linda is married with two daughters and has two bonus children with her husband, Mike. She and Mike enjoy golfing together, cooking, and entertaining friends along with their two German Shepherds, Beagle/Chihuahua mix and cat. Linda has volunteered for local charities as well as the national association for Prader-Willi Syndrome.