Brenda did her training for Occupational Therapy at the University of Minnesota. She has worked in Northern California Facilities including Alta Bates, Kentfield Rehabilitation Hospital and North Coast Rehabilitation Center. Her experience includes:
• OT clinical practice • program development • management & marketing • managed care contracting
As an Occupational Therapist, Brenda specialized in evaluating and treating deficits in “Activities of Daily Living”(ADLs), recommending adaptive equipment, and treatment methods. Brenda worked extensively with the local medical, business and insurance communities. She maintains an Administrator's Certificate for Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly. Her combination of a love of seniors and Occupational Therapy skills make her an ideal professional to assist with the difficult task of finding the right senior care facility for each individual. Besides bringing Lily (Social/therapy dog) to visit seniors, they also volunteer in a local school and have also been involved in library reading programs and stress reduction events at High Schools and Colleges.
Louise has worked in health care her whole adult life. Having passed her 90th Birthday she is a very experienced e senior, in fact she is the model for healthy aging.
She was the Business Office Manager for Stanford University Hospital where she was respnsible for billing as well as Public Relations.
At California Pacific Medical Center in San Fransisco she was in charge of Outpatient Clinic and Admissions. She was the Coordinator for all clinical functions and in charge of new programs and physician billing.
At North Coast Rehabilitation Center in Santa Rosa she met with patients and families in regards to billing and collections.
Louise has worked with Placement Options since 1998. She is often the first contact with clients when you call us. With her vast knowledge and experience, as well as her kindness and compassion she is a crucial link for you and for us. We certainly feel privileged to have her!
Elizabeth Allen, M.A., R.N.
Elizabeth Allen, M.A., R. N. has been a Registered Nurse for 35 years. She graduated from the University of Iowa in 1982 with her B.S. R. N. and then recieved her M.A. degree in Nursing Administation in 1991.
Elizabeth’s 25 years of nursing experience includes acute care, outpatient services, pediatrics, intensive care, hospice and home care. She has owned and operated 2 RCFE’s since 1994. She maintains an Administrator’s Certificate for Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE).
Elizabeth provides professional assessments and consultations for Placement Options.
Nancy Pieraccini, M.A., Community Liason
Nancy Pieraccini received her B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Houston at Clear Lake/NASA and then returned to her native state of California where she was the Director for the Rohnert Park Healthcare Center. At this time she also was assisting her aging parents with challenging health issues.
Nancy has a comprehensive background in healthcare and hospitality. She has held numerous clinical management and healthcare marketing positions at St. Helena Hospital, Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital and North Coast Rehab. While her career has been focused on healthcare management and marketing, her passion is in working directly with seniors and their families to assist them in finding a perfect home and to support them through their changes.
Kristi Shehan has a comprehensive background in the Healthcare/Senior Care industry for the past 15 years. She holds her degree in Business, Accounting, and Health Sciences with an emphasis on Nursing. Kristi is passionate about helping seniors and their families and spends much of her extra time volunteering for organizations that advocate for seniors, including Section on Aging, the local Health Action Chapter, and the local Senior Center.
Lily, a rescue dog with special training as a Therapy/Social/Reading dog often visits with Placement Options clients. She also has an official volunteer assignment at a local school as a reading dog. Lily has also been involved with public library reading programs, Summer camps for disabled children and Stress management events at local high schools and colleges. Her special training came through Paws as Loving Support (PALS).
131A Stony Circle, Suite 500
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Placement Options - Senior Placement Assistance 131 A Stony Circle, Suite #500, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 (707) 570-0257