Mary Marita is Senior Vice President and COO at Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging. She has 22+ years of executive and administrative leadership in the aging field including long-term care and community-based organizations and is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator. In 2012, Marita was recognized by Crain's in the 40 Under 40 awards and was honored as a YWCA Woman of Professional Excellence. Lisa Weitzman is the Benjamin Rose Institute Care Consultation Manager of Business Development. She holds an LISW-S license and Dementia Care Specialist certification. She has a passion for social justice and the social determinants of health as they pertain to older adults aging well in the community.
Senior Placement Services
No Service Fees
Find Senior Living and Care Options
Making the right care decision for your loved one can be a daunting task filled with stress, tension and pressure. There are so many assisted living, memory care, nursing, and other care options available in Gulf Coast Region - the terminology is often unfamiliar. Senior Care Authority® will streamline the process to make it easier for you to make an informed decision.
Our national team of Senior Care Advisors spends countless hours inspecting locations, from mid-to-larger size communities as well as smaller, residential care homes, meeting the staff and reviewing state reports to advise you of any citations that may have been issued against a particular location.
A Senior Care Advisor will meet personally with you to discuss your options, accompany you on visits to locations and ensure that all your questions are answered. The hallmark of our service commitment is that we are by your side every step of the way. We would be happy to put you in contact with an advisor in your area who will provide you with expert advice on any of the assisted living locations listed in our directory of locations.
Elder Care Consulting
Service Fees May Apply
Get individualized assistance with your loved one
Sometimes our families just need more help with challenging transitions and decision-making. This may include facilitating essential conversations between family members, home care agency or caregiver selection, connections to valuable resources or regular visitations with a loved one providing "peace of mind" to family members when they are unable to visit themselves.
It can be comforting to have someone partner with you who is outside the emotional landscape of the family, doing research, talking to providers, organizing paperwork, or finding those "needle in a haystack" resources. A go-to person you can turn to when things get overwhelming. Whatever the need, we can customize our services for your family or provide you with vetted referral sources.
Top 10 signs your loved ones may need senior care
Increased falls or risk of falls
Wandering from home
Wearing the same clothes multiple days
Frequently forgetting to take medications
An unsafe/unclean home
Difficulty with one or more activites of daily living such as bathing, preparing meals, toileting.
Need for nighttime supervision that cannot be met by in-home caregiver.
Repeating questions and multiple phone calls with the same questions.
Not eating or drinking fluids regularly
Unsafe behavior (leaving the stove on, exterior doors opened)
We Do The Homework For You
We are here with personalized, professional service to support you and relieve the stress of finding the care that your loved one needs. We personally visit every senior living community we present to you to ensure they maintain the safety and security you expect. Together, we will find the living solution that will provide the best quality of life possible for your loved one. Following is our process to learn more about your loved to assist in finding the best options:
In our initial conversation, we will seek to get a comprehensive understanding of your elder care needs, answer your questions and set up a time to meet with you.
We meet with you personally and present the senior living alternatives that provide the safety, care, and comfort you expect and that meet your location and affordability requirements.
After identifying the providers that will meet your needs, we schedule tours and accompany you to each community. Once your selection is made, we can assist with the paperwork and arrangements for moving.
We will follow up with you to ensure that the location chosen is meeting the care, comfort, and safety needs of your loved one. We are always available to answer any questions you might have free of charge.
Leigh and David Johnson
David Johnson’s background and experience in healthcare management for over 30 years have positioned him perfectly for the senior care industry with Senior Care Authority. As the owner of Senior Care Authority in the , David serves communities in South Alabama and Northern Florida.
Senior Care Authority serves families throughout the country through its network of professionals providing elder care consulting and personalized senior placement assistance to families seeking the best care options at home, assisted living and memory care communities.
After finishing his undergraduate degree in Health Information Management from the University of Mississippi, David worked a year as a department head in a hospital and then enrolled in the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he received a Master’s of Science degree in Hospital and Health Administration. For the past 30 years, David has worked with providers, purchasers and enrollees to implement innovative delivery and acquisition models designed to produce a higher level of care and value for all involved. He combines his compassion for people and his knowledge and of all aspects of healthcare delivery to generate solutions for individuals who are seeking an improved quality of life.
Johnson adds, “My previous business and personal experiences with family members who were overwhelmed with emotions and the need to make crucial life-changing decisions without adequate information convinced me that I can and should serve my community in this capacity. With so many entering the Medicare environment every day (approximately 10,000) and the ever-changing challenges in healthcare coverage that they face, the need for people to serve in this area is crucial and I am extremely honored and excited about the opportunity to be a part providing help and guidance to .”
David spends time touring and reviewing local living communities-including assisted living, independent living, memory care, and residential homes. He meets one-on-one with families to listen to and assess their needs. David then accompanies family members on tours of pre-approved facilities, assists them throughout the entire process and follows up with them once placement has been made. He admits, “Getting to know these seniors and their families and then placing them in the right home, is the most rewarding part of my job at Senior Care Authority.”
David and his wife, Leigh, are blessed with two daughters and a son, two granddaughters and a grandson. They stay busy visiting all their children and grandchildren, but in their spare time, they enjoy walks by the bay, lots of gulf-coast seafood and SEC football. David and Leigh are both active in their local church, where they serve as small group leaders, as well as other local organizations.
David and Leigh are always happy to help with all the necessary services related to assisted living facilities or residential care home for your loved ones in Gulf Coast Region. You can see assisted living facility reviews in Alabama on their corporate page.
Senior Care Authority - Serving the Gulf Coast Region
Contact David and Leigh Johnson:
10 North Section Street, Suite 151
Fairhope, Alabama 36532
Cell Phone: (205) 370-8304