What We Do . . .
- We will first meet with you on the phone and evaluate what type of Assisted Living Facility will best meet your needs with the changes going on in your life. We can assess what you are able to do independently to determine if you are able to meet the requirements for an Assisted Living Facility. In the event that you do not meet the requirements, we will take the time to guide you to further options.
- We will explore your finances together to help fit you with the appropriate facility that is suitable for your budget. We can also suggest financial resources that can save you money if you qualify.
- We will then talk about the geographical area you are most interested in living. Together, we will choose three to four facilities to tour and if you choose, drive you to see the options to gain a first-hand experience of the ones you have chosen.
- Once you have selected the best place for your future living, we will help you with the medical paperwork and provide excellent referrals to help facilitate your move. We will guide you to In-Home Care Agencies, Moving Companies, Elder Law Attorneys, Estate Planners, Veteran’s Assistance, and Skilled Nursing Homes.
Who We Are . . .
We would like you to meet our Santa Barbara Senior Living Consultants.
Peggy Renker, CSA
Certified Senior Advisor
Peggy Renker is a Placement Representative for Senior Living Consultants. Peggy, a 25- year resident of Santa Barbara, was born and raised in Harbor Springs, Michigan and is the youngest of nine children.
Peggy received her BA in Sociology from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1986. She has spent the majority of her career in the hotel/resort industry in a group sales capacity representing hotels such as La Quinta Golf and Tennis Resort in La Quinta, California and the Four Seasons Biltmore in Santa Barbara.
In the Fall of 2003, Peggy made the decision to pursue her interest in caring for senior citizens and began working for Senior Living Consultants. After volunteering for Meals on Wheels, Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care and other senior related activities over the past fifteen years, Peggy enjoys the opportunity to work with seniors and their families on a regular basis.
In Summer of 2015, Peggy received her Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE) Administrator Certification, providing her with an immense knowledge base on the various state regulations for all licensed Assisted Living and Alzheimer’s care homes.
Peggy holds the designation of Certified Senior Advisor. Her continuing education helps to keep her informed of the ever changing needs of our beloved seniors with a better understanding of Alzheimers, Dementia and the social and financial needs of seniors.
Licensed RCFE Administrator
Sandra Rodezno is a Placement Representative for Senior Living Consultants. Finding the best home for seniors requires not only an understanding of each client’s personal needs, but also an ability to listen to their desires and dreams.
Sandra has 30 years of experience in the Senior Living Housing Industry. This experience has included positions from Activity Director to Licensed Residential Care Facility Elderly Administrator. Senior placement is a very individual and very personal adventure and not a “cookie cutter” one-size fits all educational process. This process is personal and different for each family and prospective resident and Sandra understands this process. It includes knowledge of assessing behaviors, life styles, personalization and socialization. Listening to our senior’s Life Story is important to ensure the right move at the right time. This is a major decision in this season of the senior’s life. Sandra can help you understand the process of moving into Independent Living, Assisted Living or even perhaps Memory Care. Sandra looks forward to helping you through this journey.
In the Community . . .
Peggy Renker, Certified Senior Advisor discusses Assisted Living and other housing options for seniors with host Arlene Stepputat.