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] Co-founder and Past President
National Placement & Referral Alliance [NPRA] Co-founder, Treasurer, and Development Director
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.
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.
Kerri Ann Ronquist
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!”
Sandy comes to Options for Senior Living with just under 25 years supporting and advocating for our aging Seniors. She began her career in Milwaukee, WI where she was born and raised and received her first degree, a Bachelor’ of Fine Arts-Music Therapy. Fresh out of high school and throughout her Bachelor studies, Sandy worked as a Music/Recreation Specialist for individuals with developmental disabilities. Throughout her college education and clinicals, Sandy’s focus included that of various health care populations which included that of both the younger, child and adolescent ages, as well as Gero-psych and the various Dementia’s.
Sandy’s continued desire to make a difference in the lives of others, led her to continue her focus on the aging population and not only opened a private Music Therapy practice of her own, but at the same time, began her climb up the career ladder and stepped into the operations/management side of things, opening several Senior Living and dementia-specific communities. In 2010, Sandy decided she wanted to continue her education as well, to support her growing career and obtained her Master’s in Health Care Administration. She went on to hold positions which included VP of Marketing for a local Hospice company, Administrator for a mobile physician practice and most recently, setting the stage for the opening of a brand new hospice. Sandy has always had a love for our Senior’s and made the decision to ultimately leave the corporate world and step out on her own to focus on being a direct resource for our Senior’s and their families. Although Sandy is a Territory Owner with Options for Senior Living, assisting our Senior’s and families locate housing that best supports their needs, Sandy has a wealth of experience and knowledge in the overall Senior Living industry and is an all-around resource for our community members. Sandy has lived in Gilbert, AZ since 2000 and when she is not immediately helping our Seniors, she is spending time with her husband and two boys, ages 14 and 16. When she has time, watching football (Green Bay Packers of course!) and finding her next DIY project are her two most favorite hobbies!
Lanie Martin has been a resident of Arizona for thirty-nine years. She has been in the mortgage industry for thirty-four years and is passionate about helping people in all facets of their life. Lanie entered the industry due to a personal situation. Lanie’s father was diagnosed with Dementia. She and her family had nowhere to turn. It was a very stressful and frustrating time for her and her family. Because of her journey and in honor of her father, Lanie’s mission is to advocate, educate, and navigate seniors and their families through the process. To continue her mission and passion, Lanie joined the Options Team as she seeks to expand her knowledge of the business. She also believes in adhering to the industry best practices; ensuring the seniors she serves are safe, and their choice is protected. Lanie is married, and the mother of three daughters and a granddaughter, she truly enjoys spending time with her family. She loves to work out, volunteer, and serves on the auxiliary committee at Oakwood Creative Care, adult daycare for people with cognitive disorders.
Jackie Lamagna joined the Options Team to align herself with others in the industry who practice integrity and high ethics in working with families and other outside resources to ensure the senior population is well respected and receive the care they deserve, no matter their condition or phase of life.
After many career changes in her life, Jackie Lasmagna entered the healthcare industry as a social worker. She discovered her joy working and assisting families when their loved one can no longer care for themselves. Jackie knows families experience a lot of emotions and face difficult choices. Her experience comes into play, allowing her to work with family members and set their mind at ease.
After semi-retirement Jackie worked as an Office Manager for a Placement Agency, after years of service in the field, she decided to leave and seek out her true passion. Jackie discovered she desired to work directly with families to find a safe environment for their loved one and assist the family in decision making during a very stressful time. Jackie finds it rewarding to work with individuals and their families to give them peace of mind. She truly believes ‘helping others is a gift to oneself.
Kim Metzler joined the Options team as their Client Service Manager. Previously she worked with Cypress Benefit Administrators LLC, as anAccount Executive. Kim has also held positions as a National Account Manager with Meritain Health and Executive Director with United Health Group. She also held the position of Appeals Supervisor, while working at Aetna Inc. Kim brings many skills to Options, including her passion for working in a team environment, strategic management, leadership, account management, relationship building, strategic planning, project management, business development, HIPAA, customer service, management, process improvement, team building, business process improvement, and customer retention. Specialized operations she has experience: Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, and Salesforce.
Glenda Redman joins the Options for Senior Living team determined and dedicated to helping families find the best fit for their loved ones. After obtaining a degree in Chemical Engineering, she had a successful career in industrial sales for fifteen years and took some time off to stay home with her children. When ready to return to the workforce, she felt driven to take a different, more purposeful and personal direction away from the corporate world. After meeting with Scott Fischer, she was thoroughly inspired to chart a new course to help and serve seniors and learn as much as possible about the industry. She strives to provide compassionate service and to help maintain senior’s dignity and respect while adhering to best practices and high ethics.
Glenda has lived in Phoenix for 15 years, has two children, and enjoys spending time with family and friends, being active and involved in her community. Glenda’s real passion is helping families choose the best senior
care options for their loved ones
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