Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Meet CSA Spotlight, Frank Samson

 

Prior to starting a new career in senior care, I spent over three decades in the travel industry. I ran a company specializing in the design of customized luxury vacations and villas around the glo...be. Prior to that, I founded and franchised a travel company in Chicago that grew to 200 franchises within a 3-year period. The company was listed as one of the “Fastest Growing Franchises” in Entrepreneur Magazine.

After selling the business to a California based company, I moved my family to sunny California where we now reside. I decided to leave the travel industry and spent quite a bit of time researching the health care industry by traveling around the country meeting with various providers in senior services.

Many ask how I got involved in senior care from the travel industry. Interestingly, there happens to be many similarities, and my past experience played an extremely important role in the development and growth of the various senior care businesses I founded.

I began Senior Care Authority™ (www.SeniorCareAuthority.com), a senior residential placement service that has already helped hundreds of families in California and throughout the country. In the travel industry, I selected the highest quality resorts and villas to market, and now I select the highest quality assisted living communities and care homes for seniors to live in while receiving the best care and supervision.

After operating Senior Care Authority successfully for three years, we expanded and started SCAnetwork™ (www.SCAnetwork.com), a self-paced online training course and a 12-week Coaching Program with our team of experts. We have customized programs in Customer Relationship Management (CRM), online referrals and e-mail marketing geared to senior placement agencies. Because of these various options, SCAnetwork™ members are both new to senior placement and those already operating and senior placement agency. We even have two new members in our program that I met at the CSA National Conference in Orlando!

I have been hosting a weekly radio show called "The Aging Boomers" (www.TheAgingBoomers.com) for several years to help educate family caregivers and seniors on issues facing them while providing important resources nationwide.

Providing essential resources to those planning for aging and to those families who are facing a crisis has been a mission of mine. Because of this, I started local, interactive resource websites throughout California. These sites are designed so families and individuals can quickly and easily find local senior products and services. Experts provide written articles, blogs and videos to help families cope with the overwhelming challenges so often associated with managing the affairs of the elderly.

ElderCare Resources Bay Area (www.ECRBayArea.com)
ElderCare Resources Sacramento (www.ECRSacramento.com)
ElderCare Resources Los Angeles (www.ECRLosAngeles.com)

My experience with the Society of Certified Senior Advisors has been nothing but positive. Not only does this organization provide a wonderful program, but I have also met many CSA’s around the country who have become friends and have done business together. I’m proud to be a CSA and look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship in the years ahead.

Frank M. Samson, CSA
Founder and Certified Senior Advisor
Senior Care Authority
frank@SeniorCareAuthority.com
www.SeniorCareAuthority.com
www.SCAnetwork.com

 
 
If you're a Certified Senior Advisor interested in being featured as our next CSA Spotlight, contact Erica Ananich at ericaa@csa.us.  
 
 
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