Aug 23, 2011

A Special Image...

A Special Image...

"Let us not be remembered as the generation that saved the whales and saved the trees but ignored our own kind."

Aug 9, 2011

"This time it was for my own family..."

Almost a decade ago, I worked in a skilled nursing facility as the social services director.  I assisted my patients in their discharge process.  When a patient was not able to return to their private residence due to needing more care, I referred them to Karen Rowell and California ElderCare.  Karen took care of locating the appropriate level of care for my patient within their own specific demographic needs.  When making a referral for one of my patient's I knew that Karen was very capable and knowledgeable in the unique needs of seniors.

Years later I found myself contacting Karen again only this time it was for my own family.  My father was relocating from a residential care home in the San Francisco Area to San Diego County.  When I spoke with Karen after so many years, she greeted me warmly and I knew that she would help me find the best placement for my Dad.  Initially I was undecided about the type of placement that would be best for my Dad and Karen provided me with all of his options.  Karen took the time to find out what his needs were and she had just worked with another family recently that had a family member suffering from the same type of aggressive dementia. 

My family is extremely pleased with the residential care home that Karen found for my Dad.  She was always available to me when I had a question or needed to talk out a situation.  I recommended her professionally years ago and I would personally recommend her to you and your family. 


Elizabeth Kaewpalug

June  2011

Jun 21, 2011

Very Fortunate

We are very fortunate to have Karen working on our behalf with our dad. Karen is extremely knowledgeable, dependable and caring. She has developed a wonderful relationship with our dad and his medical care givers! Thanks, Karen, for everything.

The Faer Family

A True Professional with Compassion

I would highly recommend Elder Care. Karen Rowell KNOWS THE BUSINESS. She is fast, efficient, and saves the client from having to do hours and hours of legwork. Her service is easily accessible and she makes herself readily available.

She has successfully placed my father and another friend of mine. In both cases, I was very happy with the quality of the residences she recommended. She was also able to negotiate price range to fit the needs of the individuals and their families.

Elder Care has been an invaluable service to me and I know it will be for others also!


Cynthia L. Alvarado

A Great Joy!

Karen’s cheerful nature makes the task of finding the right elder care facility a joy and an adventure! I feel confident that her knowledge and unending patience will lead me to my new home. She takes me places I wouldn’t have known about! She is generous with her time and energy, and I am so glad that she came into my life. Karen brings out the “young at heart” in me.

M. Fitzgerald

San Diego

Another Chapter...

Dear Karen,

A month ago my life seemed to have instantly turned upside down. My father was moving to California from Michigan and I knew it would be permanent. Unfortunately my home was not big enough to accommodate my father and I have three children who need my attention. I felt overwhelmed and stressed. I wanted the best for my father and for his life to be pleasant. After searching the net I was fortunate to have been referred to you. You instantly calmed a tearful daughter and gave me immediate recommendations for assisted living facilities and other needs. You returned and answered phone calls and questions with speed and knowledge.

My father is comfortably living 3 miles away in a caring environment. I am able to visit him regularly and know that he is well taken care of when I am not available. I have peace of mind and my life is now getting back to normal with the added bonus of my father and my children’s grandfather in our life.

Thank you for your assistance and being so understanding and caring. I will keep in contact and feel comfortable to call you if I have any other questions or needs for my father.

Thank you again!


Julie Perez

Quite the Blessing...

San Diego Elder Care Referral is a godsend! I telephoned in the morning and information concerning Mother’s needs was taken over the phone. The representative of this free service asked questions about level of care, type of residence, geographic area desired, and monthly fee we could afford. Three hours later, I received an e-mail message that listed seven facilities that met our parameters. I made appointments to visit each facility and within two weeks found what we were seeking. This service saved me many, many phone calls and nonproductive site visits. I highly recommend it.

Patricia J. Thomas