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If your family needs help exploring senior care options, our expert Advisors are a wonderful source of information with a wealth of experience. Your local Senior Care Authority office, serving St. Louis County Area, is here to help. Should you need assistance outside of this area, we have franchises located throughout the United States and Canada and would be happy to direct you to services in your area.

Erin Dwyer, CSA Owner

Erin Dwyer has always had a career in the helping professions. Her BA in Psychology is from the U. of Notre Dame and her Masters of Science is in Communication Disorders. She spent 17 years working with children and adults with special needs as a speech-language pathologist in the St. Louis area. Erin has worked in hospitals, clinics, and both public and private school settings. She has experience with treating clients who have had strokes, traumatic brain injuries, swallowing disorders, aphasia, apraxia, oral-motor difficulties, vocal disorders, & hearing impairments.

Erin decided to start her Senior Care Authority business because she saw the growing number of Baby Boomers and their families seeking guidance in choosing assisted living or memory care facilities, seeking safety staying in the home, & easing transitions into facilities.

Erin, a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Beyond Driving With Dignity professional, is eager & pleased to assist families with any and all services related to ElderCare consulting, senior advocacy and education, senior driving, and determining the best senior living options for your loved ones in St. Louis City & County.

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Sue Klipsch-Kelley Independent Contractor

Sue Klipsch-Kelley has over 30 years professional experience helping seniors and their families.  Sue has on site experience in Independent, Assisted Living, Memory Care as well as Skilled Nursing Communities.  Sue has the knowledge of a variety of seniors’ concerns and is able to assist the entire family through these journeys.  Sue’s background in Physical Therapy compliments her role as Senior Advisor with Senior Care Authority.

SENIOR CARE AUTHORITY COMPANY HISTORY

Senior Care Authority was founded in 2009 by Frank and Michele Samson of Sonoma, California. They opened a local placement agency and learned everything there was to know about finding the right care situation for an older adult needing help with activities of daily living. They came to the Senior Care space with successful business development skills in their past as well as personal family experience finding care solutions. The business took off, primarily due to their diligence, compassion, and commitment to helping families.

​In 2014, the model was franchised and Senior Care Authority is now a national company with offices throughout the US and Canada. As part of their expansion, they partnered with an eldercare consulting practice who brought another set of senior care services and skills to the company, a great differentiator for Senior Care Authority.

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“Erin truly cares about her clients as people first and only wants the best care for them.  Very personable and easy to work with, I highly recommend her"

Gina M. / Kirwood, MO

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