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Exceptional Senior Placement Services

Oakland, CA

(510) 910-0344

Working with seniors and their families has been the most rewarding experiences

About Us

ESP started out as one friend helping another in a great time of need. While that was many years ago, the guiding principles behind that interaction are still the at the core of what we do every day: helping families and their loved ones through one of life’s most difficult transitions with compassion, dignity, and respect. We specialize in helping families find the best caring and nurturing environments for patients suffering form Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia currently affect more than five million people in the United States. It was the seventh-leading cause of death across all ages in 2006 and the fifth-leading cause of death for those aged 65 and older. All of us, it seems, have been or will become intimate with their impact on our lives. Providing care for loved ones who suffer from these diseases can take its toll on family and caregivers emotionally, physically, and financially. Often matters are made more difficult by the shifting family dynamics that occur when roles are reversed and adult children are faced with having to parent their own parent.

With more than twenty years of experience helping families and individuals throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, we are uniquely qualified to help you and your loved ones take the next step at no cost to you. Contact us now for a free and confidential consultation.

Though we are a small team, our commitment and passion for helping others has enabled us to touch the lives of many people throughout the Bay Area

Senior Housing Options

There is a broad array of housing options available to seniors, from specialized facilities that provide round-the-clock care to independent living communities where people still drive on a daily basis. The names of the different types of housing options can sometimes be confusing, as the terminology can vary from region to region. The main difference will be in the amount of care provided for activities of daily living and for medical care. When researching a housing option, make sure it covers your required level of care.


Living Refers to residence in a compact, easy-to-maintain, private apartment or house within a community of seniors. As the name implies, Independent Living is just that: the ability to maintain one’s residence and lifestyle without custodial or medical assistance. If custodial or medical care becomes necessary, residents are permitted to bring in outside services of their choice.

Assisted Living

Provides a cost-effective and dignified living environment, and has seen a lot of growth over the past decade. Clients favor it because they get the help they need with everyday living tasks and often some health care in a residential setting. This popularity is also due to a philosophy which values resident’s independence, i.e., “we will help you take care of yourself” versus “we will take care of you.”

Homes & Care Center

Board and Care Homes

These facilities are usually 4-8 bed homes which can provide hands-on care for frail seniors and seniors with a limited income. They provide meals, housekeeping, laundry, medication management, personal care, and include a limited amount of social activities.

Memory /Alzheimer’s Care Centers

Memory care is designed for seniors with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. As Alzheimer’s disease or dementia progresses, the level of care and assistance a person requires increases. Many families prefer to keep their loved one home for as long as possible, but some point a person with Alzheimer’s disease will need more care than you can provide at home.

Mona Lalchandani
Senior Placement Consultant
Exceptional Senior Placement, LLC
(510) 910-0344

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