When exploring senior care transition options, most families need help to understand the complexity of the task. What type of care is appropriate? What skills do caregivers need to have? How will we pay for this? When beginning the process, it's OK not to know where to start, provided you have a team of experts that can help guide you. We started our CarePatrol franchise to provide direct help to families just like yours and make a profound impact on your loved one's life and happiness. We have helped thousands of families navigate the complicated process of finding the perfect care transition match in Lakewood Ranch, Venice, and Sarasota, and we can help yours as well. Let us help to educate you about your options across the entire transition process.
Care placement solutions are as unique as the people they are designed to help. Far too often, we see organizations in Lakewood Ranch, Venice, and Sarasota applying a broad-brush approach with their clients resulting in placements that do not meet their needs, or worst yet, are unsafe. With so much to consider when finding the perfect care match, it is crucial to dedicate the time to understand a senior's emotional, physical, and spiritual needs completely. During our no-cost eldercare consultations, we dig deep to understand your loved one's goals, hopes, and needs. We learn about their favorite activities, the level of socialization they require, and of course, their medical and physical needs. We build a complete picture of our clients to find the perfect transition solution that will make them happy, comfortable, and safe the first time.
Our Care Transition Managers, comprised of nurses and social workers, are among the highest and best trained in the country. We have dedicated ourselves to continuous improvement through ongoing education and training. We hold senior care certifications, including:
We are routinely asked to speak at national senior care conferences across the United States and dedicate ourselves to be a positive force in our field to improve the level of care all seniors receive.
Since a transition of care is often at the intersection of a major life-changing event, we have partnered with other professionals in Lakewood Ranch, Venice, and Sarasota that provide senior-based services. We have CPAs to help you understand and manage your senior's finances and elder care attorneys to assist with the legal challenges associated with a senior transition.
CarePatrol of Greater Sarasota is the team with the means, skills, and compassion that can help your family every step of the way. We are your resource when you need to find the right match for your loved one and a shoulder to lean on when you need the support of a friend.
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
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
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
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.Meet Your Local CarePatrol Senior Advisor
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 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.
Wendy has lived in Sarasota for over 6 years while Trey grew up in South Florida.
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.
Prior to CarePatrol, Wendy had a career in the stock brokerage industry and Trey was a project engineer overseeing road and bridge construction.
Wendy and Trey would describe themselves as being passionate and dedicated to serving the needs of our aging population in Sarasota County and LWR.
Inspirational true stories and fact based historical movies like Churchill, Free State of Jones and many many others.
Trey enjoys reading the Doc Ford books by Randy Wayne White and Wendy enjoys reading motivational and inspirational books.
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.
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
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.
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.
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