Top 6 Traits of a Successful Senior Living Advisor
For compassionate people, sometimes it feels like you can either make a positive difference in your community or you can make a comfortable living, but not both. Thankfully, that doesn’t have to be true. As a senior living advisor, you can be your own boss, grow a profitable business from the comfort of your home, and answer your calling to help people live a better life.
A senior living advisor is someone who helps older adults find the perfect care options for their unique needs and preferences. Over 10,000 people turn 65 every day in the U.S., and they need help navigating the complexities of all the assisted living, independent living, and memory care options in their areas.
So, what traits do you need to become a successful senior living advisor?
You Want to Help Others Like They Are Your Own Family
Compassion is point #1 of being a successful senior care advisor. CarePatrol franchisees have tremendous hearts and an undeniable drive to help others. Without those motivations, it’ll be difficult to gain trust in your community and grow your business.
Your everyday life will consist of providing guidance to families in need. To them, you’ll be a primary source of comfort, knowledge, and stability during an emotionally turbulent time. The ability to treat them just like you would a member of your own family will be crucial to your success in this field.
You’re Outgoing and an Effective Communicator
The details of senior living can be complex, nuanced, and at times, overwhelming to the people involved. That’s why you’ll need to be a highly effective communicator. You should be able to explain the details of each senior living option clearly, relate to your clients, and help them navigate their decisions with an honest and approachable demeanor.
Effective communication skills will also be important on the facilities side of the equation. You’ll need to coordinate care with the senior living communities that you recommend to your clients, making sure all the details are ironed out while never losing sight of what’s important to your clients.
You Want to Build Relationships in Your Community
One of the things CarePatrol franchisees love the most about their work is the many relationships they get to build. This is true of both families in their areas and fellow senior care professionals who are dedicating their lives to helping older adults. You might view yourself as a matchmaker, getting to know each client and each senior living community so you can create a positive situation for everyone involved.
Senior care services are more in-demand than ever, and the need is only going to keep growing. By becoming a senior care advisor, you can become a beacon of light in your community, helping people around you find the care they need.
You’re Comfortable Speaking in Front of Groups
Networking and community building are crucial activities for a senior care advisor, and that requires a healthy amount of public speaking. You need to have strong public relations skills to effectively create nearby partnerships. That means marketing your business to locals, generating referrals, and even providing tours of vetted communities to seniors and their families.
You Need to Make a Meaningful Difference
Because this industry has unlimited growth and earning potential, our franchisees are consistently able to make a very comfortable living for themselves. However, they do so not simply for the financial rewards, but because they have a real passion for making a difference.
We often say that the folks who are doing this kind of work have been called to. Their core quality is the desire to help other people live their best life possible. If you’re the kind of person who needs to help others to feel fulfilled, CarePatrol could be a great opportunity for you.
You’re Hungry to Learn
If you’ve never worked in the senior care industry before, your lack of experience isn’t necessarily an obstacle. So long as you have a fierce desire to serve others and a hunger for learning how to make it work, we’re interested in meeting you.
CarePatrol’s training program is one of the most comprehensive in the entire industry. Our in-depth program gives you the tools, resources, and support you need to grow a thriving senior solutions business, including training on:
- How to judge and review senior living communities
- How to negotiate contracts with facilities
- How to build a network of contracted providers
- How to implement the proven CarePatrol business model
- How to interact with seniors and their families
Find Your Perfect Fit at CarePatrol
If you have dreams of owning a business that can help you achieve both financial rewards and personal fulfillment, it’s time to think about becoming a franchisee with CarePatrol. Request your free Franchise Information Report to learn even more about us, including our competitive advantages, startup costs, and so much more.
CarePatrol: Own a Business That Makes a Difference
CarePatrol is a proud member of the Best Life Brands family, committed to helping our clients and our franchisees live their best lives. Founded in 1993 and growing to over 150 locations across the nation, CarePatrol is not only the largest senior solutions franchise in the U.S. but also the brand that Americans trust. Our franchisees have helped thousands of families and are rewarded for it every day.