A Free Referral Service

Providing Senior Housing Options

Simplify Your Search for Assisted Living

Personal Assessment

Personalized assistance is our specialty! Understanding individual preferences, health care needs and finances are essential to narrow the search for the right community.

Education and Recommendations

Our referrals are based on personal experience and feedback from our clients. We feel fortunate to have many quality senior communities in our region. We also provide referrals for: downsizing and moving, eldercare attorneys, VA and homecare benefits.

Tours and Transition

Seeing is believing!  We know firsthand the importance of touring communities.  Families know once they have found the community that’s right for them. We coordinate and escort tours to the communities selected.

Follow Up

As advocates, we act as liaisons with the communities to ensure your complete satisfaction.

About Us

Options for Senior Living, LLC is a placement service in Traverse City, Michigan. We help seniors who need living assistance and support to find their ideal living environment. We use our extensive resources to guide our clients to the right home, offering compassionate support and guidance through an often emotional and confusing time.

We also understand the needs of families who want to make the best decisions about housing for parents, friend or family members. Finding the right senior living service is often confusing for families. Kim Bauml, Owner of Options for Senior Living, LLC brings together her years of placement service experience, her intimate knowledge of the Traverse City, MI area and her understanding of the unique needs of each family, wanting the best experience finding housing for parents, relatives, or even friends.

Our Team

Kim Bauml
Owner

Kim’s many years of experience assisting older adults and their families include:

  • Family Advisor and caregiver for Comfort Keepers and Choice Connections
  • Served as the Program and Travel Coordinator for the Traverse City Senior Center, providing adult recreation, special event planning, fitness,  education and travel opportunities for seniors.
  • As a case manager, she assisted families in finding resources and housing.
  • Experience in residential and vacation property management.

With a long history of service to seniors and their families, Kim has a passion for helping others. At Options for Senior Living LLC, she assists families in the senior housing selection process from beginning to end.

“My respect and admiration for seniors began as a result of the very special relationship I had with my grandparents. My grandmother had a gift for making you feel like you were the most important person on earth. She truly loved and enjoyed people.”

“Life changes are difficult at any age, but due to the complexity of the types of changes seniors are faced with, additional challenges are often presented. Families are adjusting to their new roles and emotions are often running high as they attempt to navigate the health care system and senior housing simultaneously. Helping families find solutions is something that I find extremely rewarding.”

Kim Bauml
Owner

Kim’s many years of experience assisting older adults and their families include:

  • Family Advisor and caregiver for Comfort Keepers and Choice Connections
  • Served as the Program and Travel Coordinator for the Traverse City Senior Center, providing adult recreation, special event planning, fitness,  education and travel opportunities for seniors.
  • As a case manager, she assisted families in finding resources and housing.
  • Experience in residential and vacation property management.

With a long history of service to seniors and their families, Kim has a passion for helping others. At Options for Senior Living LLC, she assists families in the senior housing selection process from beginning to end.

“My respect and admiration for seniors began as a result of the very special relationship I had with my grandparents. My grandmother had a gift for making you feel like you were the most important person on earth. She truly loved and enjoyed people.”

“Life changes are difficult at any age, but due to the complexity of the types of changes seniors are faced with, additional challenges are often presented. Families are adjusting to their new roles and emotions are often running high as they attempt to navigate the health care system and senior housing simultaneously. Helping families find solutions is something that I find extremely rewarding.”

Michele joined Options for Senior Living in July of 2016. She brings 7+ years of experience in the senior care industry in independent and assisted living communities. She has the compassion and enthusiasm to make a difference in people’s lives. Her volunteer work at Michael’s place, a grief support organization, as a group facilitator for kids, contributes to her passion for help others.

Related Experience:

  • Sales and Marketing Manager at Glen Eagle Senior living in Traverse City.
  • Sales and Move-In Manager for the Carillon Independent and Assisted Living in Boulder, Colorado.
  • Volunteer at Michael’s Place as a Grief Group Facilitator and Camp Erin as a Grief Camp Counselor.

My career started out in hotels and hospitality.  Though I enjoyed this line of work, I felt a strong desire to help others and make a difference.  I was presented an opportunity to work with seniors in senior housing.  This was exactly what I was searching for and felt very comfortable and honored to work with this population.  To see the positive impact a senior community can have on a senior is incredibly powerful.  The transition is the toughest part and to be in a role that helps navigate through this time is humbling.

Michele Gentry

Senior Care Consultant

Michele Gentry

Senior Care Consultant

Michele joined Options for Senior Living in July of 2016. She brings 7+ years of experience in the senior care industry in independent and assisted living communities. She has the compassion and enthusiasm to make a difference in people’s lives. Her volunteer work at Michael’s place, a grief support organization, as a group facilitator for kids, contributes to her passion for help others.

Related Experience:

  • Sales and Marketing Manager at Glen Eagle Senior living in Traverse City.
  • Sales and Move-In Manager for the Carillon Independent and Assisted Living in Boulder, Colorado.
  • Volunteer at Michael’s Place as a Grief Group Facilitator and Camp Erin as a Grief Camp Counselor.

My career started out in hotels and hospitality.  Though I enjoyed this line of work, I felt a strong desire to help others and make a difference.  I was presented with an opportunity to work with seniors in senior housing.  This was exactly what I was searching for and felt very comfortable and honored to work with this population.  To see the positive impact a senior community can have on a senior is incredibly powerful.  The transition is the toughest part and to be in a role that helps navigate through this time is humbling.

Testimonials

“Recently my 93-year-old mother was living in an Independent Living Facility. She was running out of money and required more care. I thought that the situation was hopeless until I spoke with Kim Bauml. Through Kim, my mother was able to enter a facility with the care that she needed at a price that she could afford. I wasn’t able to discover this opportunity on my own. I am grateful for Kim’s expertise and caring attitude and for a higher quality of life for my mother.”

~Dan O. Traverse City, MI

Kim, I so very much appreciate how you listened to us, sympathized with us, took us through every step we needed to take in order to find a safe and relaxing home for Mom, and relieved the pressure we were feeling. Options for Senior Living is truly and incredible service and you are the very best. I am amazed at how positive and upbeat you stayed throughout our process. We really needed to hear that encouragement from you. And I so appreciate you checking in with us even now as Mom settles in to her new environment.

~Deb M. Fife Lake, MI

Kim, I so very much appreciate how you listened to us, sympathized with us, took us through every step we needed to take in order to find a safe and relaxing home for Mom, and relieved the pressure we were feeling. Options for Senior Living is truly and incredible service and you are the very best. I am amazed at how positive and upbeat you stayed throughout our process. We really needed to hear that encouragement from you. And I so appreciate you checking in with us even now as Mom settles in to her new environment.

~Deb M. Fife Lake, MI

Contact Us

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We would be happy to help you find the best senior living options in the Traverse City, MI and surrounding area. Please Call Us at (231) 935-4735 or (231) 649-8224 Or Email Us Using the Form Provided

PO Box 6333

Traverse City  MI  49696