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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a custom community locator?

A “FREE CONCIERGE” Service for adults and their families, to locate the best fit Independent, Assisted, Memory Care, or 55+ Living Community that not only suits your lifestyle but also budget.

Our team follows a vetted process to locate then accompany adults and their families on tours of the top picks.

Why use a custom community locator?
We act as an advocate for you and your family. We are trained to ask the right questions and uncover necessary facts for you to make a great informed decision. Then we assist in the coordination of the entire process once a decision is made to ensure the transition is smooth.
What is your fee for this service?

Our location services are NO cost to you, due to our extensive referral partnerships with older adult communities throughout Dayton and Northern Cincinnati. We bill the communities directly should you select one of our partner communities.

How do you know how to help me?

We ask a series of questions designed with you in mind, regarding location preferences, budget restrictions, services required, and necessary lifestyle activities to help you locate the perfect location or locations for you to call home. The more information you share, the better customer service we can offer.

How do I know you have my best interest in mind?

Unlike other placement agencies, our model is designed around owning your current home. Therefore, we are willing and able to open up housing options regardless of if we are paid a fee from the community, you ultimately choose. Our clients are all given the same extraordinary experience whether you are a Self-Pay client or Medicaid beneficiary.

What is the Downsize Allies Advantage?
Over 3 decades of successfully selling real estate for both sellers and buyers, our founder and president built a valuable beginning-to-end process when downsizing. Additionally, the selling programs, financing options, and custom community locator services allow us to expertly handle the house and everything else. We know whether the move is planned or spontaneous due to circumstances, downsizing and the decisions to be made are daunting. Our customer focus is on designing the right plan for each individual situation and not a one size fits all program, so we can assist to create the smoothest transition for the customer with the greatest peace of mind.
How do I pay for a long term living community?

There are many options to fund living in your next home. Not all communities accept all forms of payment. It is important that your custom community locator understands all of your income and asset sources.  Medicare typically does not cover associated fees for independent living, assisted or memory care communities. Certain Communities accept Medicaid and some require self-pay then may accept Medicaid based on availability of beds. Long-Term Care Insurance, Self-Pay, Family member or friends financial assistance, Veterans and Surviving Spouse Veteran Benefits, Reverse mortgages, Home Equity, Home Sale, Investments, and Elder Care Loans are just a few.

Each situation will be very different and more important why working with a Downsize Allies community locator is critical.

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