Options for Senior Living, LLC
Professional Association of Senior Referral Specialists (PASRS)
Co-Founder and Past President (2012-2017)
National Placement and Referral Alliance (NPRA)
Co-Founder and National Board Member (2017-current)
Arizona Attorney General Health Care Committee
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 in Arizona and is Past President and Co-founder of the Professional Association of Senior Referral Specialists (PASRS), a group that is dedicated to those causes. That passion has extended now to a national platform with the formation of the National Placement and Referral Alliance (NPRA) which was established in 2017 to address many of the same issues across the country. His role includes the development of local chapters for the NPRA with chapters now in multiple markets outside of Phoenix and the creation of the only industry specific certification program in the nation for referral and placement specialists (CPRS). His company, Options for Senior Living, was founded in 2003 to provide a professional consultation and guidance service to families and professionals who are seeking assisted living and long-term care services for a senior. He has served well over 3000 families in the past 18 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, PASRS, the Arizona Fiduciaries Association and he has presented at the national conference for The National Guardians Association. Additionally, he is the former co-host of a radio program called Planning Past 50, which addressed a myriad of life issues, including health care and financial planning for those who in their 50’s and older. He has been featured on other local radio shows speaking on a variety of issues affecting seniors and older adults and is a featured contributor to the book called in Aging in Arizona, which was released in 2018. In 2016, Scott was invited to join the prestigious Health Care Committee at the Arizona Attorney General’s Office. This group is developing an wide reaching, comprehensive state-wide approach to address the most pressing issues that face our aging population in Arizona. He has been an avid reader and loves music and baseball, growing up in Ohio as a Cincinnati Reds fan and being an Arizona Diamondbacks season ticket holder since 2002. Scott and his wife Stacey have been married since 2015. Between them, they have 6 children, three grandchildren plus Scott’s children are all now married. Scott and Stacey live in the East Valley, where they make their home and enjoy their family.