Moving at any age is one of the most stressful things a person can do. Our team wants to make sure your Senior does not move from place to place until you finally find the right Senior Care home or facility. This can be very frustrating for both the family and your Senior. Our goal is to get it right the first time! Our relationships with the Valley’s best Assisted Living and Adult Group homes allows us to give you the information you need to make this important decision for your Senior family member.
We listen to your family’s needs and then find the homes that fit your criteria. We make all the calls to check for availability and then set the appointments to visit the Assisted Living Facility or adult group home. We go with you to each appointment so you really feel like you have a Senior advocate that will get you the answers you will need to make your decision. Our team is here to help in every aspect of your family’s Senior placement.
Meet Your Options For Senior Living Team
Scott M. Fischer, BSN
Options for Senior Living, LLC
President and Founder
Professional Association of Senior Referral Specialists (PASRS)
President and Co-founder
Scott M. Fischer earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Arizona State University in 1986. He has had a variety of healthcare and business experiences in the past 30 years. His career has been dedicated to the health care industries, working for years in nursing administration, nursing education, mental health and home health nursing. Since 2000, his sole focus has been on the care and service of seniors, particularly in the area of senior mental health with an emphasis on seniors suffering from dementia. He has been a leader at developing and implementing a code of ethics and standards of best practice for the non-regulated senior living referral industry and is President and Co-founder of the Professional Association of Senior Referral Specialists (PASRS), a group that is dedicated to those causes. His company, Options for Senior Living was founded in 2003 to provide a professional consultation and guidance service to families and seniors seeking assisted living. He has served over 2000 families in the past 13 years, many of those who have had a loved one suffer from some form of dementia. As a former educator with the Maricopa County Community Colleges, he continues in his passion for teaching by speaking for the Desert Southwest Chapter of the Arizona Alzheimer’s Association, The Professional Association of Senior Referral Specialists and has presented at the national conference The National Guardians Association in 2015. He was also the former co-host of a radio program called Planning Past 50, which addressed a myriad of life issues, including health care decisions and financial planning for those who in the 50’s and older. He has been an avid reader and loves music and baseball.
Stacey Fischer became passionate about care for the elderly over 20 years ago when her own grandmother,who suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease needed Senior Living. She was active in searching and visiting centers and homes that would best cater to her needs. She was present in watching and caring for her as she went from Independent Living to end of life in an assisted living home here in the valley.
Over 6 years ago she began working with a healthcare company that specialized in hospice. She facilitated all admissions to the hospice service and was the key coordinator with the physician, family, hospice and often the assisted living home. Through this role and experience, she found her passion was ignited when she was involved in these processes with the families. She loved to take the time needed and really getting to really know them and their individual needs in order to achieve the best outcome for the family and the loved one. She got involved in the community she served and began volunteering in various organizations throughout the valley. She became a hospice volunteer, delivered meals on wheels, wrapped and delivered presents to low income seniors, sat on committees that raise money for homeless veterans. That hospice job led to another career that enabled Stacey to see more of the Senior Living Industry and the affiliated resources available to families by marketing and promoting a Senior Housing Guide. This opportunity expanded her experience and understanding of the Senior Living Industry as a whole. Joining the Options for Senior Living team in 2015, she now gets to blend the best of both worlds as she spends hours each week with families in the process of researching and selecting the senior living environment that best fits the needs of the senior, while also engaging in the awareness and development of the Options for Senior Living business. She became an active member of PASRS (The Professional Association of Senior Referral Specialists) and HSP (Human Services Professionals) where she currently sits as their President. She understands that our industry needs compassionate willing people to lead and influence the future for our community and she has been willing to involve herself in those efforts.
Stacey and Scott have been married since 2015 and between them have 6 children two sons in laws and one grandson, born 2016.
Tammy Crutcher has served the Senior Living Industry for the past four years working with Options for Senior Living as the Office Manager initially. Then as Client Services Coordinator, Director of Family Services and now as a Senior Referral Specialist. Her service area of expertise is the West Valley, including Phoenix, Glendale, Peoria, Litchfield, Goodyear, Surprise and the Sun Cities.
Education and continuous learning through her association with the Professional Association of Senior Referral Specialists (PASRS) have sparked a passion for her to become a leader in senior healthcare issues. She and a colleague were the founders of the Senior Education Coalition in the west valley; a group dedicated to touching the community to raise awareness to the massive deficits the community has around issues affecting health and safety for the elderly.
Tammy’s greatest strengths are her compassion for people and displaying patience with the families she serves and a genuine passion for this industry. She is a mother of five daughters and has been a lifelong resident of the West Valley where she continues to live, work and make her home. Tammy states, “I joined the Options team to expand my knowledge of the industry and learn how to operate my own business while being a part of a team. Scott entrusted me with his business and helped me grow mine. I am a proud team member and love sharing my knowledge.”
Nathan entered the world of Senior Living when it became necessary to find better care for his loved ones in Phoenix, Albuquerque, and Denver, all within a few years. After understanding the difficulties in the search for the perfect place to call home for each family member, through diligent research and countless visits to the various types communities, he knew he wanted to help others through this process moving forward.
After meeting Scott, Nathan was moved by his motivation and felt he mirrored his compassion for the families he assisted. He decided to reach out to Scott for some tips on how to get started with helping families find the perfect option. Scott saw in Nathan a finely tuned attention to detail, a desire to work hard in helping families through what is often a complicated process, and a level of empathy for each person he meets that is unparalleled. After a couple of meetings, Scott welcomed Nathan to his team. Nathan is honored to represent the Option for Central Phoenix and Ahwatukee.
Kalle has her BSN from ASU and has spent the last 20+ years serving in the nursing, case management, and healthcare areas. She has a passion for helping others. She looks for the next opportunity to learn more about the industry, ensuring all those she comes in contact with she can serve and enhance their life. Her mission is to help her patients and educate them to make a difference.
Kalle decided this year to take her career in a new direction by joining the Options team and turning her focus to the senior living industry. Her experience in nursing and healthcare will fit in well as she assists her clients to navigate through making the decisions that will transform the next phase in their life. Kalle looks forward to being a part of making that difference with each person and family she comes in contact.
Kalle states, “I am excited to learn new things and then learn even more new things. This opportunity with Options will be a pivotal move in my career, in my life.”
Kerri Ann Valenzuela
Kerri Ann focuses on making a difference every day. She hopes when she closes her eyes each night that she has done all she can do to be a real person – this includes: smiling, saying ‘Hi’ to all, thanking a Veteran, laughing, loving, helping those that cross her path. She always strives to do her personal best! She feels blessed to do what she does each day in her career. She is thankful people trust her with their life, their decisions, and her guidance. She wants each family and client to have faith that they are in good hands with her and the Options team on their side.
Kerri Ann states, “The best thing I have ever done or will do in my life and that I am most proud are my sons – Kaden and Tory. A family is the greatest gift we have whether those people are blood relatives or valued friends….if you call them ‘family’ they are apart of the gifts of life, no one can take that away from you. My education, life experiences (good and bad), career experiences, all, moved me to join the Options Team. This opportunity will give me the ability to do what I love!”
Angela moved from New York to Arizona and has been a nurse here since 1986. For the last 18 years, she has worked in the hospital system as a case manager, and also have experience in home health and hospice. Her favorite job was flying with DPS. She has always loved working with patients and their families ensuring that they receive the best and most compassionate care they need and deserve. She is the proud mother of three sons.
Angela states, “I joined the Options team this year. I look forward to serving in the same manner in the senior industry – ensuring our clients and their families have peace of mind.”
Kelly has over 25 years of nursing experience with five years focused in the senior assisted living world. Kelly looks forward to sharing her passion and background as a nurse and executive director to support those seniors and their families looking to make a change for the next phase of their life. She also looks forward to learning new skills and information so she might serve her clients at a higher level. She is excited to be a team member with Options. Kelly favorite quote is, ‘Treat those the way that you’d like to be treated.’
Kelly states, “I have been married for over 30 years to my husband. We have two grown daughters, a son in law and an active eight-year-old son. In my spare time, I enjoy watching my son play competitive soccer and spending time with my family.”
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Options For Senior Living - 18731 E. Superstition Dr. Queen Creek 85142 Phone: +1-602-845-1320 Fax: 602-795-7787
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