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A Senior Connection


Cassie Sakahara ’ s passion is developing dignified housing solutions for seniors and the vulnerable among us . She launched A Senior Connection in 2014 to help seniors and their families in the Greater Sacramento region locate dignified care . Her team guides and educates them on all options for assisted living , memory care , residential care homes or private inhome caregivers .

Through consistently demonstrating the right skills and knowledge , A Senior Connection has become a trusted resource used by many healthcare professionals , including UC Davis Health . “ We are an integral liaison when patients and their loved ones are in a situation where more help is needed ,” Sakahara says . A Senior Connection takes the time to listen and understand clients ’ needs to ensure they are offering the most appropriate options .
Sakahara also recognized the enormous need for service to our region ’ s growing vulnerable , elderly and frail homeless population . To serve this population , she created the Transitional Care Program , which she piloted with UC Davis Health in 2015 . The program quickly and successfully proved it could safely house those with a complexity of needs while also reducing high utilization costs . It has continued to expand to other local health care systems and housing programs .
The service needs of this demographic look very different than traditional housing models that most programs are accustomed to . “ We bring unique , customized solutions to housing determinants that organizations didn ’ t know existed ,” Sakahara says . A Senior Connection ’ s innovative models bridge medical , financial and housing gaps to ensure our most vulnerable are able to remain successfully housed .
Sakahara credits UC Davis Health for helping her launch the Transitional Care Program . “ We ’ re honored that a large health care system connected with and entrusted us as a small , local company that has pioneered a revolutionary , industryfirst program ,” she says . “ We continue to value and maintain that trust as we evolve to meet their patients ’ needs .”
“ We bring unique , customized solutions to
housing determinants that organizations didn ’ t know existed .”
— Cassie Sakahara , Founder and CEO
www . aseniorconnection . com ( 916 ) 759-9829
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