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About the Senior Care Referral Specialists team

Catharine Shepard, the President of Senior Care Referral Specialists, Inc. and her team of local consultants are professionals with over 20 years of combined knowledge and experience at all levels in the eldercare field. They have assisted thousands of families in their search for appropriate senior living and care, and are a resource for many senior industry and care professionals, who refer to them frequently.

Catharine grew up in a home with her grandmother living with her family until she needed a level of care that could not be provided at home. Her first volunteer position in junior high school was in a nursing home, where she continued developing a love for the elderly. Her background in personnel, training and development in various fields led to a career in healthcare, where she has been responsible for the training and management of many eldercare consultants before starting Senior Care Referral Specialists, Inc.

“My mother lived until her mid 90’s, and I have had several other elderly relatives who have all experienced significant care issues, so I understand firsthand the struggles families deal with when faced with the needs of elderly loved ones. Helping them maintain their dignity and independence as much as possible while finding the right care solution is paramount in our work with families. We promise that we will walk alongside you in this important journey and always do whatever we can to assist you in finding the best options to provide the peace of mind that comes with knowing those you love are safe and cared for.”

Our Team of Experienced and Dedicated Eldercare Consultants

Regardless of which consultant you speak with, you can rest assured they have the expertise
to guide you appropriately in your search for senior housing and care.

DINA KELSAY, MSW

Certified RCFE Administrator

Dina has a Masters in Social Work and is a Certified RCFE Administrator. She has nearly 15 years’ experience working in a variety of roles including community outreach, psychosocial assessments, support group facilitation, oversight of discharge planning, and business development between physician’s hospitals, and long term care referral sources. She also has extensive experience in home care and hospice.

DONNA JANZEN, B.A

Gerontologist

Donna has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Gerontology, and has been working as an Eldercare Consultant since 2006. She regularly gives presentations at various senior events, including Alzheimer support groups and Veteran’s groups, educating seniors and their families about the options available to them. She works closely with many senior care and senior industry professionals to assist their patients and clients. Donna is warm and engaging, and always provides expert knowledge and direction to the families she serves.

SHARON HOLMES

Eldercare Consultant

Sharon has worked with seniors both in assisted living care settings and as an Eldercare Consultant since 2009. She is active in various senior networking organizations, and a vibrant supporter of events that promote awareness of eldercare issues. An advocate for every one of the families she serves, Sharon is always able to simplify what is generally an overwhelming process. Her tenaciousness to find the right options for consideration has helped innumerable families in their decision-making process.

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