Rebecca Evans, CSA, has spent over 25 years helping seniors and their families navigate the complex healthcare needs of aging seniors.
She has held Executive positions in Medicare Skilled agencies, Hospice agencies, and Private Duty agencies. These roles have given her a unique understanding of the needs of families and loved ones when faced with a significant change in condition for a senior.
Trained as a nurse, she spent her early hospital career as a Respiratory Therapist. She earned her designation as a Certified Senior Advisor in 2015.
She is a Patient Advocate who will coordinate all the service options, give your family and loved ones peace of mind and insure safety and happiness for your senior loved one.
If you need a seasoned professional to help you manage the healthcare “maze” and clearly spell out the choices you have, she will be by your side and handle the details the entire length of the journey.
Trained and experienced in Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care.
Originally from Clara City, Minnesota, my mom Carol moved multiple times prior to retiring in Arizona. She raised 10 successful children, has 27 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren. She spent 34 years in Arizona before deciding to return to Willmar, Minnesota in 2005.
Her desire to return to the winters in Minnesota was because she wanted to be laid to rest next to my father, who is buried in Clara City.
No one loved a lively game of Rummy or Bingo more than her! She loved every family event! Weddings, baptisms, graduations! She didn’t miss many! She was a lifelong smoker who finally quit at 75 years old. By then, emphysema had claimed her lungs and she struggled with breathing. Being tied to oxygen was her least favorite thing but necessary. Dementia slowly began to take over her cognitive functions between 75 and 80. She lived independently with some caregiver support until she was evaluated and accepted to a Memory Care facility in 2016. Luckily, she had the resources to provide for her care but, as many families of aging seniors experience, there were concerns that those funds were being depleted by the cost of the Memory Care Unit.
Even though I have extensive training and experience with Dementia, it is different when it’s your parent. After finishing a phone call with my Mom, I would experience the frustration, guilt, and grief of the repetitive nature of the call and the knowledge that she wouldn’t remember my call the next day.
All my siblings, except for 2, lived many hours from my Mom. All my siblings responded to helping as best they could. Most of her housing, healthcare, and financial decisions were left to my younger brother. He never complained but had health issues of his own and a family. He responded to every need, every doctor’s appointment. I personally cannot thank him enough for his compassionate and constant support.
My Mom was diagnosed with pneumonia in January of 2018 and passed away under Hospice Care in the hospital. All Senior Options is dedicated to her memory. I will treat every family like they are my family. I couldn’t be there for my senior loved one, but I will be there for yours.