Who We Are

Todd and Kelley Goodman senior placement advisors

Hello, we are Todd and Kelley Goodman, founders of First Choice Senior Placement.

Our company was born from the challenges that we faced when placing our own family members into assisted living. When we experienced how overwhelming it was to evaluate and find quality care for our loved ones, a passion was born for helping other families work through this difficult process.

We are dedicated to helping our clients every step of the way as they make the transition to assisted care with compassion and understanding. Our care and respect for our clients, combined with our experience and knowledge ensures that each individual and family we help will find the proper placement.

As Certified Senior Advisors (CSA)®, we have dedicated our service to developing an advanced knowledge of aging so we can assist seniors and their families in their time of need. In addition, both of us hold Administrator Certificates for RCFE’s with the California Department of Social Services Licensing Department. These certifications, along with years of service and experience, allow us to provide comprehensive guidance in finding the best options for assisted living the greater Sacramento area has to offer.

How Can First Choice Senior Placement Help?

We understand the challenges families face when looking at assisted living options. There are so many options, unfamiliar terminology, and many seniors are resistant to leaving their homes. We know each situation is unique and we provide the individualized support that is needed to make the transition into senior care.

Our team ensures that seniors and their families feel respected and cared for every step of the way. We take the time to listen, and we find solutions that work.

We provide professional recommendations to Assisted Living, Memory Care, Board & Care, and In Home Care options throughout Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba counties. We have firsthand knowledge of over 600 licensed providers in the greater Sacramento area, and are well-acquainted with the care services, amenities and pricing these senior living options provide.

Todd Goodman of First Choice Senior Placement discussing placement options with senior lady

Cost is never an issue because we offer our services AT NO COST to the families we serve.

We are dedicated to finding the right solution for every client. We have been through this process ourselves more than once and know that someday we’ll be walking through it with another loved one again. We make sure to treat every client the same way we want to be treated.

The First Choice Senior Placement Team

Kelley Goodman with First Choice Senior Placement meeting with daughter and aging father

Our team is made up of caring, experienced professionals, who have extensive knowledge when it comes to the challenges that our elderly loved ones experience such as dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and other conditions that require assisted care.

We are committed to finding the best living situation to suit both the care needs and budget of our clients; to ensure that every client is happy, healthy and thriving in their new environment.

Our First Choice advisors are always up to date with continuing education opportunities to maximize the services provided to our clients. We are familiar with the unique requirements that clients and their families have when seeking elder care in the Greater Sacramento Area.

We provide individualized services to make sure that we address all of the wants and needs of our clients.

What Makes First Choice Senior Placement Different?

We are local and we know our community and the care options the Greater Sacramento area offers at a level that most placement agencies can’t compete with. We have personally reviewed more than 600 care homes in the greater Sacramento area to ensure we are recommending a safe environment with caring staff to the seniors and their families that we work with.

How Do Our Senior Placement Services Work?

If you or a loved one is in need of placement, contact us for a consultation today.

We will discuss your immediate concerns, long term needs and goals, and determine the level of care required.

Whether you are in need of information on:

  • Assisted Living Communities
  • Licensed Residential / Board & Care
  • Alzheimer’s / Dementia Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Respite Care
  • In Home Care
  • Independent Living

We will be happy to provide information and assistance to help you make the best possible choices for yourself and your family. We can also help you with future planning and longer-term goal setting as well. Our process includes an initial consultation, advice on appropriate options, tours of local facilities, coordination of transition and follow up consultation.

We can also connect you with much needed resources to ease the transition, and help you every step of the way. These might include:

  • Estate Planning Attorney
  • Elder Law Attorney
  • Financial Planner
  • Professional Organizer
  • Movers
  • Professional Mediator

If you are part of a group, company, or spiritual organization that would like to educate your members about the journey that lies ahead for aging in the Sacramento Area, we want to help. Our team is available for speaking engagments and to share our knowledge including an overview that includes pros and cons, costs, and challenges of the various options including assisted living, licensed residential / board & care, Alzheimer’s and dementia care, independent living, and in home care. Please reach out to us if you would like to discuss a speaking event in more detail.

Testimonials

Can I give you 10 stars? I should because you deserve more than 5. Moving mom was essential to ensure she would be safe from her domestic violence abuser and to place her in a ‘safe place’ and a caring facility due to her PTSD. The staff is caring, patient, and listens to mom. Mom is now starting to talk more and seems happy now. Kelley is professional and very caring. I don’t think I could have done this without her. I will recommend First Choice to anyone who needs to place a loved one. I can’t thank you enough.
Private Due To Safety Issues

Testimonials

Can I give you 10 stars? I should because you deserve more than 5. Moving mom was essential to ensure she would be safe from her domestic violence abuser and to place her in a ‘safe place’ and a caring facility due to her PTSD. The staff is caring, patient, and listens to mom. Mom is now starting to talk more and seems happy now. Kelley is professional and very caring. I don’t think I could have done this without her. I will recommend First Choice to anyone who needs to place a loved one. I can’t thank you enough. Private Due To Safety Issues

Kelley is amazing! She gave us a list of potential Memory Care homes. She then made appointments with each site for us. We carefully assessed each place. We fell in love immediately with one service provider. I had decided 5 years ago that I would never place my relative in a ‘home.’ But, circumstances changed, and placement was medically necessary. Kelley was insightful and empathetic. She was also quick, which is a very important asset when one suddenly learns that insurance has stopped for the rehab facility. We were given only 3 days’ notice that the insurance company had determined our rehab stay was ‘over!’ 

Five stars for Kelley!! We used her service 5 months ago and we are still SUPER pleased with the Memory Care Home we selected.

Charlene F., East Village, Long Beach, CA