Bing: Username : Password : stats_4788 Note : Please inform me after implementing script on the website to activate crazyegg service. Skip to Main Content
CarePatrol of Sarasota FL

All CarePatrol senior care advisors and assisted living consultants are committed to finding the best community for your loved one.

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care
  • Independent Living
  • Nursing Homes
  • In-Home Care
See How We Help

Testimonials from Our Verified Customers

Over 170 Recommended Senior Care Advisors Nationwide

How We Help You Find the Best Community for Your Senior

How CarePatrol Helps: Your Guide to Senior Care Solutions - panel1

It all begins with a simple phone call. Why is this call so important?

Choosing a safer senior housing option, unfortunately, cannot be made by appearance alone. What is most important is something that really can’t be seen. It is "Can this community really care for your senior?" That's why CarePatrol's advisors complete a "Care Discovery" and base our recommendations on care options that can specifically meet your individual needs and preferences.

Meet Your Local CarePatrol Senior Advisor
How CarePatrol Helps: Your Guide to Senior Care Solutions - panel1

Guided Tour of Communities

We believe in private & personalized tours. We literally walk you through the steps. You will never get a list from us and be told to “go visit them alone, or on your own.” After we’ve matched your individualized needs to safer care options in your area, we will accompany you on a tour of each one of them. Or, we will provide a virtual tour if that works better for you. You are never alone because we will be your personal care guide from start to finish.

Meet Your Local CarePatrol Senior Advisor
How CarePatrol Helps: Your Guide to Senior Care Solutions - panel1

Full Care Details & Transparent Pricing

We insist on transparency with pricing & services. We don’t like surprises either. How to pay for care is always a concern and a valid question of our clients. Another important question relates to what services are provided in a specific care option. We can help alleviate these concerns. We will inform you of private, Veterans, or other government programs that you may be eligible for.

Meet Your Local CarePatrol Senior Advisor
How CarePatrol Helps: Your Guide to Senior Care Solutions - panel1

Moving Day & Transition Support

We work with the community so you can focus on your loved one. Change can be hard, especially for Seniors. We make sure everything is in order so on moving day, everybody’s attention can be on making the transition as smooth as possible. Ensuring your questions are answered and you continue to feel good about your decision is as important as getting your senior settled in to a new environment.

Meet Your Local CarePatrol Senior Advisor
How CarePatrol Helps: Your Guide to Senior Care Solutions - panel1

Continuing Care Support

CarePatrol delivers satisfaction to families every day. Your advisor will be there for you when you need them - even after you make your decision. Long after move-in day, we'll still be there with regular check-ins to ensure your loved one's needs are being met.

Meet Your Local CarePatrol Senior Advisor

Wendy Rickenbach Barclay

Owner Placeholder

"Families know they can trust us, we are more than just a placement agency we help you transition your life!"

Wendy and Trey like many of the families they serve have gone through the same daunting experience of finding care for their parents. This experience gives them the understanding they need to guide and assist families in keeping their loved ones as independent as possible and as safe as possible. Wendy has served on the Board of Sarasota County Aging Network as well as chaired the Venice Chamber Senior resource group. She is also a trusted partner with several local non-profits serving seniors in Sarasota County such as the Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson's, Friendship Center and most recently Meals on Wheels.

See More Team Members
Owner Placeholder

Spotlight On Wendy Rickenbach Barclay

About Wendy:

Wendy and Trey are happily married with two grown sons and a beautiful daughter. When Wendy and Trey are not working with families, you will find them serving non-profits who support seniors in the community, out on their boat, fishing, diving, snorkeling, hosting dinner parties or maybe even taking a Disney Cruise or two.

Before CarePatrol:

Prior to CarePatrol, Wendy had a career in the stock brokerage industry and Trey was a project engineer overseeing road and bridge construction.

Best Traits:

Wendy and Trey would describe themselves as being passionate and dedicated to serving the needs of our aging population in Sarasota County and LWR.

Favorite Movie:

Inspirational true stories and fact based historical movies like Churchill, Free State of Jones and many many others.

Favorite Book:

Trey enjoys reading the Doc Ford books by Randy Wayne White and Wendy enjoys reading motivational and inspirational books.

Why I Do This

We have a community crisis...lack of caregivers and lack of financial structure and planning. Wendy and Trey do this as a part of their ministry to serve and educate families, they make sure they are giving unbiased information. They are passionate about educating families on the pros and cons of each care option as well as educating families on ways to pay for care and connect them with community resources like elder law attorneys, financial advisers, CPA's, realtors, private duty caregivers, moving companies and more.

Latest Articles

Happy Thanksgiving From CarePatrol of Sarasota

I love that every year we get reminded during the month of November to STOP and give thanks. Personally, I feel very blessed for many reasons. Besides family and friends, I have so much to be thankful for. I have healthy adult children, businesses that allow us not only to make a living but we get to make a difference in others lives.

Read More
Rising Costs for Senior Adults Aging-In-Place at Home

By CarePatrol of Greater Sarasota According to a recent AARP survey, 3 out of 4 adults over age 50 wish to stay in their homes and communities as they age. This concept of aging in place is certainly not a new one and it makes great sense...

Read More
Our Team Members
Julie Miller
Julie Miller
Transitional Care Manager
Sarah Lee
Sarah Lee
Operations Manager
Bianca Tengerdy
Bianca Tengerdy
Transitional Care Manager
Mark Lee
Mark Lee
Team Member

Senior Care Advisor in Sarasota FL

Assisted Living Communities in Lakewood Ranch, Venice, and Sarasota: Finding the Right Blend of Social Needs and Physical Care

Assisted living communities are not what they were 20 years ago. These community-based care communities are focused on providing meaningful and engaging opportunities for your seniors to continue to live life at their pace while getting all the physical and medical care they require. Community-based care is centered around social interactions that keep your loved one active and feeling like they are a part of a group of their peers. When recommending an assisted living community, we look closely at your senior's current social and spiritual life as well as their physical and medical needs. Our goal is to find the right match where they will be happy for years to come.

In-Home Care: Independent Living in Lakewood Ranch, Venice, and Sarasota Allows For Seniors to Get the Care They Need in Their Own Homes

A dedicated care facility is not for everyone. Many seniors find that the right place for them to receive care is where they have always been, in their own homes. CarePatrol of Greater Sarasota has partnered with 47 in-home care providers who perform many helpful activities right in your senior's home. These caregivers can help with daily tasks like laundry and cooking, assisting with dressing, bathing, and toileting, and medication reminders. But these services often go far beyond assistance. In-home caregivers form close bonds with those they look after and provide much-needed socialization and companionship for isolated and lonely seniors. The key to a successful pairing of client and caregiver is to find common interests, likes, and personalities. When considering a caregiver, we will take extra time to learn about these traits in your loved one so that we can make the perfect match.

Senior Living Advisors helping families in Sarasota with Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Placement

Wendy Rickenbach and the team of senior living advisors in Sarasota can help navigate the challenges of finding the right nusing home or senior assisted living facility in Sarasota, Brandenton and surrounding communities. You can count on the expertise and experience they have in helping families find the right home for their unique situation. The expert consutants from Care Patrol of Sarasota can assist with the entire process from start to finish, including arranging tours, helping to understand the pricing, arranging moving and post care questions. If you are searching for a nursing home or assisted living facility in the Sarasota region, make your first call to the team at Care Patrol today.

Serving These Areas


Bradenton, Englewood, Lakewood Ranch, Longboat Key, Nokomis, North Venice, Osprey, Sarasota, Siesta Key, Venice, West Villages

Zip Codes

34202, 34211, 34223, 34228, 34229, 34231, 34232, 34233, 34234, 34235, 34236, 34237, 34238, 34239, 34240, 34241, 34242, 34243, 34249, 34275, 34285, 34292, 34293