We are Lily and Phil Hotaling, the owners and founders of Answers for Senior Care. We have been married for 34 years and have five children ranging in age from 15 to 28 years old. We live in Aurora, Colorado, near Regis High School where two of our kids attend school.
Why we started Answers for Senior Care
In 2006, Lily’s mom, Nelly, took a fall and broke a vertebrae in her lower back. Suffering from osteoporosis, this was the beginning of a 6-month battle with many twists and turns. At the same time, Lily’s dad was suffering from beginning stages of dementia making bad choices and irrational behavior but we didn’t know or understand the disease nor did we have time to. With two parents needing help and guidance through the healthcare system and children and jobs to deal with, we are a classic example of the “sandwich generation” namely, taking care of parents and children at the same time.
At the time we were working through these challenges understanding healthcare, we were raising our kids whose ages were 7, 9, 10, 18 & 20.
With hundreds of options to consider, we were overwhelmed and didn’t have a clue where to begin. Our journey included educating ourselves in many areas such as legal (Power of Attorney), insurance, skilled nursing, in-home care, memory care, rehab and many other pieces. Looking back, we wish we would have had a company to rely on for guidance like Answers for Senior Care.