Why Choose Us?
The senior referral industry is an unregulated industry. That means those that act as referral or “placement”agents do not have a license to act in this capacity. The state of Arizona does not govern or regulate this business in any way. There are no governing bodies and there are no watch dog organizations over seeing this. Many people have entered this field over the past ten years because the lack of barriers to enter the marketplace, the low cost of operations and the expected high profits for the owners of these agencies.
Options for Senior Living was founded by Scott Fischer, BSN in 2003. He graduated nursing school from Arizona State University in 1986 and has operated Options since 2003 in a manner that was consistent with his now 30 year commitment to the local health care system. He and his staff understand disease processes, progression of illness and have become experts in the area and care of those suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease and other related dementias. Very few if any other referral agencies can match his years of experience and commitment to serving families.
In addition, if this experience and commitment isn’t enough to separate the Options team from other local agencies, Scott and Options have been central to a movement began in 2010 dedicated to unite the senior industries through a commitment to Best Practices and a Code of Professional Ethics established through the work of the Professional Association of Senior Referral Specialists (PASRS). A core group of concerned referral and placement agencies responding to deep concern for our community expressed at the Area Agency on Aging, led by Scott, created this unique, non-profit trade association. PASRS exists today with a large, voluntary membership of these agencies who commit to operate their businesses with the mission of educating, advocating and knowing the resources of our community under these agreed upon Best Practices. Because of the unregulated nature of this industry, many agencies operate but few commit to these practices. When you choose an agency, be sure to choose one who is committed to the PASRS Best Practices, if not Options. Scott continues today in his role as the association President and his staff has a leadership role in the activities of the organization. This commitment to excellence, education and community advocacy is what separates Options for Senior Living from the rest.
Finally, Scott serves on the national board of directors for National Post Acute Care Continuum (NPACC), the purpose of the National Post-Acute Care Continuum (NPACC) is to educate and share best practices in post-acute care and care transitions that are aligned with the mandates of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through national summits and local events.
NPACC was established to support meaningful connections and learning across the community of acute- and post-acute care providers working to make a measurably positive impact.
Scott and Options involvement in NPACC puts Options at the forefront of serving families and our clients in the fast paced, ever evolving landscape of our health care system.
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