Michael C.9/4/2020 12:00:00 AMMike helped me place my Dad in an assisted living facility and was extremely helpful every step of the way. He was in constant contact and took a very personal interest in my Dad’s case. He was always available to answer questions and discuss any concerns I had. He is an expert in this field, and I cannot imagine I would have been able to get through this difficult process without his help. I’ll be forever grateful for Mike for helping me get my Dad settled in a situation where he is safe and thriving happily.5
Patricia S4/10/2020 12:00:00 AMThis would never have happened without people like you Mike. Can’t thank you enough for all of your patience and understanding. It has been a tough road a few years believe it or not. But it’s really happening. Thank you again you are a special person.
Suzanne G2/12/2020 12:00:00 AMI was fortunate enough to be referred to Mike McClernon to help assist me in finding a long term care facility for my 91 year old mother. Prior to connecting with Mike I was inundated with listings of care facilities- completely unacquainted with types of facilities and what path to take. I was literally sent a listing, pages and pages of care facilities in Suffolk County – where/how to begin?!? As I reside out of state and mother needing to be funded through Medicare/Medicaid, the task ahead was overwhelming. I had just been notified that a referred care center had a one to one-and-a-half year waiting list when I received Mike’s call. Heaven sent! We discussed my mother’s situation, her care needs, and he “made a phone call”. That same day we scheduled a visit for my brother to tour a facility the next week with Mike. Two weeks later my mother had a move in date! Mike’s laser-focus was invaluable in helping me and my family through a daunting but necessary process. He also coached us through a very frightening, emotional and heavy task-laden life event – keeping the task at hand in-perspective and on-track. Mike genuinely cares, and I found his assistance invaluable. I will always remain indebted to his kindness and support. Mike, my heartfelt gratitude to you and your service!5
Kathleen M2/12/2020 12:00:00 AMThis past year has been a very difficult one for my 88 year old mother and everyone near and dear to her. She lives alone in a condo, her health has been declining little by little, she has bad arthritis and was falling all the time; but most of all her world has been getting smaller and smaller as she is less able to go out. The combined effect of these things has made her very lonely and unhappy. It has also made me worry constantly about her safety. Also my life turned into endless days of going to see her more than once a day for every little thing, making food for her, taking her to every doctor appointment, buying groceries, etc., etc.
I knew a dramatic change was necessary to keep her safe, healthy and improve her social life. I did not know where to turn until I discovered Assisted Living Locators, specifically, Mike McClernon.
I contacted Mike and explained the situation to him and he immediately assured me there was a very easily accessible solution for all of this by placing my mother into an assisted living facility right within our area. Mike met and talked with me, my mother and my brother to discuss this with all of us and to determine what would be the best placement for her.
Mike is very astute and understands all our worries and requirements for our mother’s health, quality of life and well being. Mike has a very especially kind and gentle way of speaking with my mother. He had substantial information on the entire process and proverbially took us by the hand and walked us through every step of the way.5
Elizabeth F1/15/2020 12:00:00 AMWe placed her in a wonderful Nassau County Assisted Living community living 2 months ago. Within a week she was happier and enjoying her new place. Within 2 weeks she looked more healthy, rested, and was walking better. Within a month she has been receiving PT two times a week, has gotten to know the staff and met many wonderful residents there.
She has received a visit from the podiatrist and the internist all in the facility. She has access to various bus trips to the local library, the supermarket, local attractions and can sign up for short personal trips in the limo.
Mike McClernon provided the most valuable service to me and my whole family. My mother is thriving and much happier being in a community of her peers. We are confident that she is safe and well cared for.5
Lizzie S10/9/2019 12:00:00 AMMike is one of the smartest and most compassionate people I know. The way he took care of his parents and my grandparents was kind and gentle. I would trust the care of my loved ones into his capable caring hands.4
Coronavirus Update: We’re Here To Protect Your Vulnerable Senior!
Every Assisted Living and Memory Care Community on Long Island and in the Greater NYC area is accepting new residents and have been for some time. Some are filling up, while others are offering special financial incentives for new residents. While choosing an Assisted Living or Memory Care community is an important decision for any family for reasons apart from money, I can help you find the communities that meet your needs and, in some cases, are offering a short term incentive.
Relative to COVID, Assisted Living and Memory Care communities on Long Island and in the Greater NYC area continue to be very cautious. Everyone remembers the devastation of the spring, and the Communities are rightfully being very careful about any resident exposure to COVID.
There are two types of opening for Communities - Internal and External.
Internal Opening allows residents to freely circulate, eat in the dining room, participate in activities, and generally be social with each other and with the staff. Most communities are now allowing some version of all these communal activities. They are making modifications, like having just a couple people per table at dining and limiting group exercises to just a few people, properly spaced out, but the main take away is that they are allowing residents to circulate and be with each other again. And in what is great news this internal socialization is not causing upticks in the positive rates within Assisted Living or Memory Care populations. Most communities are completely COVID free, and if a case does come up, they generally find it via testing, isolate the person, and stop the spread before it starts.
External Opening is a different issue. Most communities are allowing residents to visit with relatives in a carefully controlled fashion, outside. As cooler weather approaches, though, the visitation becomes more difficult to arrange. Some communities plan to allow limited visitation inside the building if windows are open during the visitation. Other communities are still planning but have no firm operational plan for visits inside the building. Still others are looking at high tech air filters, but it's unclear if these devices will meet state requirements. I'm cautiously optimistic that some form of visitation will be organized for the cooler and cold weather.