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CarePatrol of Greater Sarasota

All CarePatrol senior placement services are designed to find the best community for your loved one.

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care
  • Independent Living
  • Nursing Homes
  • In-Home Care
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How We Help You Find the Best Community for Your Senior

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Moving Day & Transition Support

We work with the community so you can focus on your loved one. Leave the administrative work to us. 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.

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Continuing Care Assessments

Personalized support that is really personalized. How can you trust an advisor with quotas? A Senior Advisor with "quotas" is something that you will never find at CarePatrol. The only “quota” we demand is satisfied families. 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

Care Advisor
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"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 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.

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Spotlight On Wendy Rickenbach

Years In Area:

Wendy has lived in Sarasota for over 6 years while Trey grew up in South Florida.

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.

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

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We Are All In This Together for Safety and Health

By CarePatrol of Greater Sarasota For nearly 7 years, CarePatrol of Greater Sarasota  has been entrusted with educating and working with families residing in our local communities. We have been invited into homes and...

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Senior Care Placement Greater Sarasota

Serving These Areas


Apollo Beach, Bradenton, Bradenton Beach, Cortez, Ellenton, Englewood, Gibsonton, Lakewood Ranch, Longboat Key, North Venice, Osprey, Palmetto, Parrish, Pembroke Pines, Riverview, Ruskin, Sarasota, Siesta Key, Sun City Center, Venice, Wimauma

Zip Codes

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