Testimonials

Here is what our clients have to say…

Who knew such angels existed??? Laura has been a lifesaver! We needed a Board & Care facility – fast. Immediate need. 

She was referred to us and by day 1 she had 3 places in our preferred location (with more if we needed them). We found our perfect place – she knew the owners very well, and, there were many excellent reviews online. Not only does Laura know her stuff, she knows the right people and is always there to talk us through highly emotional situations and is a wonderful listener. I cannot begin to recommend Laura high enough – she is fantastic! If you need assistance, reach out to her. You will not be disappointed!

Linda W.

I can’t begin to express my gratitude for all you did to help my mother. I had no idea where to begin or who to call, and you took care of absolutely everything! Thank you for listening to me, understanding my mother’s unique situation, and finding her such an excellent place to live that was completely within her budget. If it weren’t for you, I have no idea what we would have done. Thanks again so much.

Jerry

You helped my mom find a wonderful home in Upland to live in. She suffers from an advanced stage of Alzheimer’s.  She’s been there for over a year (August 2020). That has been such a huge blessing for us all! We’ve been able to visit her, even through all the craziness of this last year! We feel she is loved and cared for by her caregivers. I truly feel you played a major par in God’s plan for finding the best solution for her. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! We are so very grateful to you! I think of you often, and still can’t believe the timing in finding such an ideal home for her. My mom is declining mentally and physically, but she is content, and we visit every day. 

Blessings to you precious lady,

Mary

Miss Laura, THANK you for finding a great place for my momma to go…I haven’t seen her this happy or this animated and alive for years. You are the BEST, girl! Let me know when you have a sec and we can go visit her so you can see for yourself. XOXO

Linda

Thank you so much, Laura of Senior Solutions Professionals for helping my mom and I find the perfect Independent Living residence for her! Your care and professionalism is second to none! Mom is so excited to meet new friends and reconnect with some former ones. She’s looking forward to “hanging with people her own age who are enjoying life.” (her own words!) And I believe you’ve helped us find the perfect place for her. And of course she expects you to come visit her too!

Robin

I would like to highly recommend Laura Van Dran for her assistance in placing my elderly dad. From my first phone call with her, she really understands the elderly, and knew what I was talking about when I explained his current conditions. She has LOCAL knowledge and contacts with all the smaller Board and Care Homes and the larger facilities as well. She is not in Boston (my contact for A Place For Mom). After we had secured appointments to the locations I was interested in, she met me there, and introduced me to the directors, and pointed out things I would not have known to ask about. She worked tirelessly for several months while we waited for a special opening for my dad. She kept me updated, and kept working behind the scenes. She is amazing, a caring and organized person who cares that your loved one finds the exact right place!! I could not have done this search without her help, and I highly recommend her to all my friends who are also looking for their loved ones!

Laurie B.

Thank you Senior Solutions Professionals for helping me find the best place for my mom after she broke her femur. I couldn’t have gone through this ordeal without your guidance and support. With much appreciation, 

Laura W.

Hello Laura, Thank you for helping our family get placement for my mom. She’s now at a board and care and was smiling and eating and happy. We pray it will continue to work out for her! This entire process was very smooth, and a blessing. God bless you for all that you do. Have a great evening!

Bridget

Laura, your help in finding the right place for my mom was an answer to my prayers! Even when I decided to go in a new direction then hit a snag, you knew just what to do. My mom is now in the memory care community and assures me that she feels safe and cared for there which gives me tremendous peace of mind. I’ve already referred you to other families who are in the same position we were in. I will never forget your helpfulness!

Ps Thank you for the lovely flowers you sent my mom!

Esther & Family

Thank you for referring us to Mom’s wonderful board and care home. My mom loves the food and she and the staff are getting along well.

I saw a picture of the floral bouquet you sent to my mother. Beautiful, much appreciated.

Frances

Dearest Laura,
You have been a bright star of hope for so many years. Your selfless efforts to disseminate knowledge, caring and compassion are unequaled.  I truly know that you a super star and a blessing.  I cannot extend enough appreciation for your expertise and guidance, before, during and continuing such heart-wrenching decisions.  You deserve a special place in the world.
With Love,
Julie

I just wanted to give you an update on my mom. She is doing great! They send me photos and updates on how she’s doing and photos of all the activities she’s participating in! It’s just a wonderful place. Thank you again for helping us find the community and working everything out for us!

Cynthia D.

It was a joy to meet you last week and thank you for taking all the time you did to meet my mom and do the tours. My mom really liked you so that too is a good sign! It’s so worth it to us to have the peace of mind of having someone we can trust to oversee this process.

Eileen

I can’t thank you enough for all the hours you spent to help us find the perfect retirement community.  All the phone calls, all the tours, all the research you did and your tremendous support…just amazing! I know we will be happy at our new place and look forward to retiring in style!
Russ

Thank you so much for introducing me to Laura Van Dran today at lunch.  What a phenomenal woman she is!  I wish I could have inserted a thumb drive into her mind to download all the information, resources and experience she has in dealing with senior needs…WOW!  Any and everyone I come across in my travels who needs a true, knowledgeable, senior consultant and advocate…she is the one!  Thank you, Laura, for following your heart and living your mission.
God Bless, 
Wanda

Dear Laura,
I can’t thank you enough for all you did for John.  I would have been lost without your help. We just didn’t know how sick he was.  He is at peace now and though it’s difficult for all of us, I feel he’s in a better place.  We’d like to take you to lunch or dinner when my son is back in town. 
Love, 
Lynn

Thank you so much for everything you did for my mother. I am very grateful to you for helping me find the right home for her.  The staff took such good care of her and that was a great comfort to me.
Thanks again,

 

Jennifer

When you are at wits end and feeling overwhelmed and don’t know what to do to help your loved ones, call.
My family refers to Laura as an angel. They know what to do, they are there to help. 
So kind and so understanding. 
L.M.

Hey Laura,
I wanted to bring you up to date on my dad. He’s all settled into his new apartment and is doing fantastic. Getting him away from sitting in front of his TV all day has worked wonders on his cognitive abilities. He’s made lots of friends and enjoys hitting the complimentary happy hour most days. I highly recommend this place!
I must tell you that none of this could have happened without you being so helpful, informative, and supportive. I have told countless people about the tremendous way you helped me navigate this whole thing. 
Again, thanks Laura. You were truly Heaven sent!
Judy B.

OMG the flowers are beautiful. They sent a variety of flowers. That was so very sweet of you. I read her the card and told her she would meet you one day. You have been such a blessing to me and my mom. God truly blessed me when he guided me to you. Your many gifts are a blessing from God and truly your ministry. Your dedication, care, and love are so apparent as you honor your clients and honor God’s will too. I am blessed by you and your friendship. We’re both trying to adjust – it’s a challenge but we’ll see how it rolls the next couple of weeks. 
Hugs,
Cheryl

Thank you for the nice card you sent. Once again, thank you for helping us find Eric and the caregivers there. It was a shorter time than we had hoped, but we were glad that she didn’t have any fear or anxiety about being there as far as we could see. You’re awesome at your job. 
Debbie

Dear Laura, 

Just small gesture of thanks for your support and assistance in moving my parents. Quite simply, we were able to do this because of you!

With Gratitude,

Theresa

A lifesaver in Our Time of Need: A Grateful Review of Laura Van Dran

As challenges of finding suitable senior living accommodations for our father began to feel overwhelming, we were fortunate enough to cross paths with Laura Van Dran. Her assistance and guidance proved to be nothing short of a lifeline during this trying time, and we cannot express enough gratitude for her invaluable support. From the moment we reached out to her, she demonstrated a genuine commitment to understanding our unique situation and needs. Laura’s empathy and compassion shone through in every interaction, offering us reassurance and comfort during a period of uncertainty. Laura’s expertise in navigating the complexities of senior living arrangements was evident from the start. Her knowledge of the local senior living communities was extensive, and we felt confident in her recommendations every step of the way. She went above and beyond to answer our questions, address any concerns, and alleviate any anxieties we had throughout the decision-making process. Thanks to Laura’s invaluable assistance, we were able to find a senior living community that exceeded our expectations in every aspect. We wholeheartedly recommend Laura to anyone in need of guidance and support in finding senior living accommodations for their loved ones. We are eternally grateful for the positive impact and for being our guiding light during this challenging journey.

Juliet H.

There are not enough words to express my appreciation for the assistance provided by Laura Van Dran when my dearest and oldest friend was in need of assisted living arrangements. Not only did Laura help identify a perfect facility (in terms of amenities, location and personnel) for my friend, but she guided me in the role of caring for my friend following her physical failure and mental deterioration. I have Power of Attorney for Health Care for my friend, but wasn’t even sure of what all that entailed.

Laura’s responsiveness was beyond my expectations and I do not know how I would have made it through the past four months without her. Because of Laura and her insights and experience with senior care, my friend is in a great board & care facility, receiving the best care we could imagine. My friend is safe, comfortable, content and improving within the boundaries of her mental and physical health.

Thank you Laura!

Laura D.

My mother had a major stroke, and as a result, her short term memory was adversely affected. I am now a caretaker for my mother, and it has been a long and stressful road, for her and myself. I was looking for an Alzehimer’s support group and heard about one that was being run by Laura Van Dran at the Claremont Club in Claremont and also at the Pilgram Place in Claremont. I have been attending these meetings and the support from Laura and other people who are also caring for their parents has been wonderful. Laura has been able to help connect me with resources to help my mother. She truly cares about helping seniors and their families. If you need help because you are in a similar situation with a loved one, you should definitely reach out to her. Thank you so much Laura!

Mariel D.

I can’t thank you enough for all you did for me and my mom.  If it wasn’t for you, I wouldn’t have known where and what to look for.  You are truly a blessing. Thanks again from all of us!
Angela