What We Do in a Nutshell
Finding the right senior living property can be overwhelming. There are 90 properties on Long Island and Queens alone, and they all seem good at first glance. The choice of a new home for you or your loved one, though, is complex. It involves a multitude of factors. Assisted Living Locators of Long Island is a professional advisory service, specializing in helping families and seniors quickly sort through the many options for Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Independent Living on Long Island. We help you review logical options from the 90 facilities, decide on two or three communities to focus on, and do a ‘deep dive’ into these final candidates. We’ve helped more than 800 area families with some aspect of Senior Living. Our charges are paid for by the facilities themselves, so we are completely without cost for families. We look forward to helping your senior and family.
Meet The Team
Mike McClernon, Senior Advisor and Principal of Assisted Living Locators of Long Island
I was motivated to start this business after my experience with my own parents. Like most families, most of the burden of caring for my parents fell onto one child, my sister. My mother’s cognitive issues became worse after my father passed, and eventually, her behaviors related to both dementia and Parkinson’s became dangerous to herself and others. We did all that we could, and recognized in retrospect that we needed some type of experienced, professional advice and input. It was this experience that motivated me to get the training and education necessary to help guide families through the complex process of choosing a supportive housing community for a senior. I have two certifications for this work, both awarded by recognized, independent training and certification entities. The first is as a Certified Senior Advisor. This is the industry standard, awarded by the largest professional organization serving seniors. The second certification is my award as Dementia Care Certified, awarded by an organization called Dementia Care Education. Few advisors take the time and effort to become certified to this level. In addition, I participate in at least 40 hours a year in continuing education on topics related to seniors, aging, Assisted Living, finance, and other related matters.
Professionally I’ve worked as a senior manager for home care and home medical service companies, I also had a successful 25 year run as the CEO for technology companies. I try to bring both sets of experiences to what I do now—helping seniors get the right care AND finding the best value for you in Assisted Living, Dementia Care, and Independent Living. I live in a house in Glen Cove built in 1883. I’ve had several ‘antique’ houses over the years, and despite the challenges would always choose “This Old House”. I live with my partner Liz, and together we have two great rescue dogs, Lucy and Maggie. (Insert small dog pictures.) Just as we would never want to live in a new house, we cannot imagine a life without dogs. I was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri (Go Chiefs!) and have lived locally for over 20 years.
Emily Khozouri, Eldercare Advisor
Emily Khozouri is a new addition to the team at Assisted Living Locators of Long Island. She has several years of experience in Assisted Living – she worked for the respected Assisted Living and Memory community Village Green in Levittown in several capacities, including time as a Move In coordinator for the community. In this capacity she was the key interface between Rehab Facilities and Village Green. She also was the ‘face’ of the community after a family began the admission process. She looks forward to expanding her work with rehab facilities and hospital discharge planners for Assisted Living Locators, focusing on ways to reduce the administrative and logistical work involved in referring a senior to Assisted Living.
Emily was the proud valedictorian for her High School here on Long Island, and she was a top graduate of Villanova University in Philadelphia. She became interested in caring for seniors when her maternal grandmother came to live with the family, eventually needing very extensive services delivered in the home. Emily has a particular interest in helping seniors with Dementia, and volunteers with various senior groups with her widely acclaimed “Famous Songs” version of Bingo.