A Culture of Collaboration, Dedication, and Innovation
Who We Are
Our work isn’t just offering raw data and information – we offer deep insights and real solutions to problems seniors, caregivers and influencers face every day.
We believe that constant innovation based on scientific, intensive research can richly improve the quality of life for seniors for years to come. That’s why we foster a culture of that constantly pushes us to pursue innovation, by collaborating with industry influencers, experts, and caregivers.
It’s not what we research, but the way we research that makes AssistedLiving.org stand out. We start by identifying problems and challenges in the senior care industry by gaining insight from conversations with industry professionals, older adults, and those that care for them. Next, our research team led by industry experts apply our data-driven research techniques to understand the magnitude of the challenge and how to overcome it. Finally, we present our findings in easy-to-understand guides and studies and share our actionable results with influencers and caregivers, as well as the general public.
Facility Features (40%)
Facility Health Services Graded on health services provided on the facility including, but not limited to, on-site nursing, pharmacy, skilled nursing, medicine administration, etc
Facility Amenities Graded on the available amenities.
Affordability Financial assistance acceptance and overall costs and value.
Residential Quality (40%)
Resident Satisfaction Polling & survey of overall facility satisfaction.
Facility Complaint and Violations Number of complaints and violations the facility had. Taking into account improvement over time.
Location-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to hospitals, ambulance response times, senior resources available, and state and city financial assistance.
Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older adults, air quality, climate.
Our mission is to collaborate with like-minded individuals, to provide effective solutions to real challenges impacting seniors everyday. Want to get involved? Send us a message to find out how you can help. Questions? Let us know below and we will do our best to answer them.
Christina Drumm-Boyd Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)
Christina is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) who is passionate about seniors and their families. Along with her staff, Christina works hands-on with each client to find the best solutions for the challenges that often come with aging.
For decades, Christina has worked at all levels of the senior health care industry, serving as director of admissions and marketing for assisted living, nursing homes, memory care, and independent living communities. She also served as a support group facilitator for the Alzheimer’s Association. Her educational training is in Human Services Counseling.
Before taking her elder care services nationwide through Virtual Consultations, Christina Drumm-Boyd founded Care Connect of Hampton Roads (CCHR) in Virginia in 2006. More than a decade later, CCHR continues to grow in size and popularity as it provides comprehensive guidance and access to quality elder care services.
Jonathan Frank Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner
Jonathan Frank is a Licensed Social Worker with over 10 years experience working with the geriatric population in a variety of different settings. He received his Masters degree from Rutgers University with a certificate in Aging and Gerontological Services. Additionally, he is a Certified Dementia Practitioner accredited by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. Jonathan also has Bachelors degree in psychology and worked as an Emergency Medical Technician for 14 years. His passion lies with the elderly and ensuring they age with dignity.
Molli Grossman Gerontologist, MSW and Postdoctoral Fellow
Molli Grossman holds a PhD in Gerontology from University of Southern California, where she currently researches the psychology of aging as a postdoctoral fellow. Her two primary areas of research are caregiving and factors contributing to healthy aging. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals in the field of gerontology and presented at national and international conferences.
She has also worked in the clinical realm, serving older adults in the community, specifically individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, from the early stages of memory impairment to the later stages of the disease. She has taught early-stage memory loss classes, focused on continued cognitive, social, and physical engagement. She has also worked with family caregivers, providing care management, training, and education, and volunteered with Alzheimer’s Los Angeles.
Molli is passionate about spreading awareness and education about Alzheimer’s disease, advocating for person-centered care and creative solutions for individuals with dementia, and advocating for person-centered care and creative solutions for individuals with dementia, and supporting caregivers through this difficult journey.
Deidre Sommerer LPN, MS, CMC, CDP
Deidre has worked in the healthcare field for over 35 years and specializes in Geriatrics. Deidre is a nurse who holds a certification from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers and is a Certified Dementia Practitioner. She has worked across all healthcare settings, with a concentration on the community and helping older and disabled adults age in place. She has worked on NIH grant-funded program evaluation projects and considers herself a life-long learner. Deidre is a valued team member at The Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging in Hartford, CT.
Marc Levesque Resource Coordinator
Marc Levesque is a Resource Coordinator who provides in-home assessments, connections to services and assists with long-range planning. Marc is committed to helping seniors and their families throughout the aging process. Marc is a team member at Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging and a trusted resource for families, many of whom he has worked with for nearly a decade.
The History of Assisted Living
Nursing facility sector expands rapidly after Medicare's and Medicaid's enactment
Due to increasing demand for intermediate-care facilities, the Assisted Living industry was born
Quality of residential care becomes focus of exposés and public inquiries
Assisted Living becomes an explicit subset of residential care
Over 28,000 assisted living facilities in existence. Up from 11,000 in 2007
Assisted Living is revolutionizing the senior care industry, but it's not without its challenges. So many states have unique terminology, assistance programs, and regulations – it's hard for many seniors to get the help they need. AssistedLiving.org is here to help.
We’re committed to finding the best possible care for those who need assisted living.