Living Well

A FREE Local, Personalized, Senior Home Placement Service

Serving clients in Oregon, Washington and Kansas Call us FIRST! (971) 999-1838

About Our Services

We are here to support you and your loved ones in the transition to a new living community. We use our vast experience in the senior living community to provide you with in depth guidance and appropriate living options, all at no cost to you. We do all the work for you in order to ease the overwhelming stress that can arise when searching for a new senior living community. We currently serve Oregon, Washington, and Kansas City clients including the Portland Metro, Yakima, Willamette Valley and Tri-Cities areas.

Placement Process


  1. We start by educating the family on the placement process.  This includes a remote or in-person meeting to discuss what to expect.
  2. We perform personal interviews to gather information about location preferences, health needs, social interests and budget.
  3. We research the best housing options for your specific needs. We treat every client as unique.
  4. We present unbiased options based on your loved ones needs and come up with a plan to help you make an informed decision.
  5. We confirm availability, pricing, schedule the facility visits and then personally accompany you on the tours.
  6. We guide and educate you through the entire process.
Placement Process

Housing Options


Independent Living

Independent senior living communities (also known as retirement communities, senior living communities or independent retirement communities) are housing designed for seniors 55 and older. Independent senior living residents are permitted to use third-party home health care services to meet additional needs.

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Assisted Living

An Assisted Living community is housing for people that need supervision or assistance with activities of daily living available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. These would include dressing, bathing, toileting, incontinence, transferring and eating.

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Adult Family Homes

Residential homes licensed to care for up to six non-related residents. They provide room, board, laundry, necessary supervision, and necessary help with activities of daily living, personal care, and social services.

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Memory Care

Memory care is a special kind of care provided to those with varying degrees of dementia or Alzheimer’s. It involves creating a structured environment that has set schedules and routines in place to create a stress-free lifestyle, safety features to ensure the health of a senior, and programs designed to cultivate cognitive skills.

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Oregon & SW Washington Team


Jeanne Spiegelberg

Owner/CEO, Clark County WA Senior Placement Adviser

As a mobile dental hygienist, I have spent hundreds of hours in assisted living and Alzheimer communities, as well as adult family homes, serving the residents' dental hygiene needs. With this experience, I know the dedicated staff's associated with each community. I look forward to working with you and your family to find the perfect place to call home. I will do all the work for you and will support and guide you through the process.

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Jennifer Spiegelberg

Portland Metro- Senior Placement Adviser

I graduated with a Bachelor of Communications from Portland State University. In addition to my experience with senior placement, I have over 15 years of retail sales and customer service experience. I take pride in ensuring that my clients needs are met and that they find a home that is tailored to their individual health needs, location preference and budget. I take a personal approach to senior placement with an emphasis on simplifying the experience for both the resident and their family. I tour the communities first and then accompany the client on each and every tour. I know the questions to ask with your best interest in mind.

Bess Lindell

Portland Metro - Senior Placement Advisor

My goal is to make the process of searching for senior living as smooth as possible and alleviate the anxiety that accompanies this major life change. After a thorough interview with you, I narrow down the many choices in senior living and complete a thorough site tour to make sure the community is an appropriate match before we tour the community together. I make well researched suggestions based on my experience in senior placement. I ask the important questions and make sure your concerns and desires are addressed.

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Lisa Bakke

Portland Metro - Senior Placement Advisor

I have a broad background in self directed employment with 15 years as owner of City Flowers, to my current business working in the medical marketing industry for 18 years, gaining experience in client relations and business start up. As a seasoned entrepreneur I am passionate about helping people connect with the many needs of life's decisions. In addition to Living Well Senior, I am also involved in Non-Profit work with The Bloom Project and Mercy & Wisdom Health Clinic. Outside of the office, I enjoy playing golf, gardening, and travel.

Yakima Team


Karen Sousley

Regional Director - Yakima Senior Placement Advisor

I have worked as a licensed assisted living administrator in Washington state for one of the largest senior living providers in the U.S. I have helped hundreds of central Washington families transitioning their loved ones into an assisted living environment. I am also a licensed realtor and have worked with elder care attorneys and financial advisors. My true passion centers on educating families about the resources available to them and being there as an advisor during the process. I am an Aging Life Care Professional and belong to the ALCA.

Danette Nidiffer

Yakima Senior Placement Advisor

I have a combined 36 years experience of working with residents and their families in assisted living and skilled nursing facilities. I have served as a Director of Social Services, Community Relations, and Special Care. I have worked closely with Yakima senior living communities and healthcare professionals since my career began. I understand how difficult it is to find the right alternate environment for your loved one, when being at home is no longer an option. Providing comfort, compassion and a peace of mind has always been my personal mission. It gives me great pleasure to be a part of providing the perfect living situation they can call "home".

Lise McGowan

Yakima and Ellensburg Senior Placement Advisor

Making the right choice of a senior living community for yourself, a parent, or a loved one can be a confusing and challenging responsibility. You deserve the help of someone who is familiar these challenges, who knows how to listen and who can assist in matching your specific needs to the available services and communities in our region. As a professional working with senior living communities for several years, I have assisted hundreds of families in making the right choice in response to their unique needs. I maintain an extensive network with other professionals in the field including physicians, therapists, counselors, discharge planners, and others that enables me to identify choices and recommend the best match in a senior community, whether it be Independent Living, Assisted Living, or Memory Care. My background also includes familiarity with Long Term Care policies, Medicare, Medicaid and VA benefits. I look forward to assisting you and your family to make the choice that best serves you.

Tri-Cities Team


Sam Miller

Senior Placement Advisor Tri-Cities, WA

My background in geriatric case management has allowed me to work with diverse situations in every aspect of senior living. With experience managing and coordinating the personal care plans of my clients, as well as partnering with senior communities and geriatric facilities, my strengths here at Living Well can assist seniors and their families to discover the right fit that provides the right care. I will help simplify your research and minimize the stress that comes from making a major life transition. Whether you’re just beginning to look for a retirement community to enjoy your senior years, or need an adult family home/memory care equipped to address more acute health concerns, my goal is to save your time and energy finding the personalized care you need for today that anticipates your needs in the future.

Kansas City Team


Leah McCullough

Senior Placement Advisor - Kansas City Metro

I have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Kansas. I have experience working with adults in an inpatient hospital setting as well as an outpatient clinic. The training I received to get my BSN will allow me to assess each clients needs individually and work together with the client and their family to find the best fit possible. I will tour each facility and narrow down your choices before we tour together to make the best informed decision based on your needs. I believe that if we work together, we can simplify this confusing time. I look forward to working with you and your family.

Jamie Graham

Senior Placement Advisor - Kansas City Metro

I’ve always been passionate about helping people. After graduating with my Masters Degree in Counseling and Guidance, I worked in private practice to help individuals and families navigate life’s ups and downs. I know that finding the best living environment for yourself, or a loved one, can be extremely stressful, yet so important. We will work together so I can understand your specific needs, educate you about your options, advocate for you, and be with you while you tour each senior living environment. I will work hard to provide you with all of the necessary information for you to make the best informed decision for your families next place to call home.

Bend Team


Sandie Holmes

Bend Senior Placement Advisor

Living Well expanded into the Bend area because there was an unmet need for an insider's perspective of senior living communities here. With my experience, I provide you with in depth guidance and appropriate living options. I start by getting to know you with a one on one interview to gather information on your location preference, health needs, social interests and budget. I then narrow down the many choices and select a few that fit your needs. I will set up and accompany you on the tour of each community. I will be an advocate for you and will work hard to find you the best opportunities so that you can make an informed decision. I look forward to working with you!

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