Preserving Dignity & Creating Memories for Your Family

Testimonials

Beverly A. McClanahan, BSN, RN

I met Christine over 6 years ago when we were both working at one of the largest hospices in San Antonio. Words that come to mind when thinking of our first meeting are professional, kind, knowledgeable, warm, and caring.

One of my first memories of Christine was her warmth and how helpful she was. It wasn’t just “if you need anything,” it was her genuine willingness to help someone. Over the years this has continued. Christine goes out of her way to assist anyone with whatever their needs are. She is a take-charge person who is able to present ideas and communicate with anyone - no matter their level of education or knowledge.

Currently, I am a case manager in a very busy hospital in San Antonio. Frequently I call upon Christine for assistance with patients and their discharge needs. When I have a patient or family that says “just don’t know what I’m going to do,” I know to call Christine.  She often pulls the rabbit of out the hat and makes things happen. Her resources are endless but most of all the care and kindness she shows for others is genuine. No matter what the situation is, she adapts and makes things happen.

Over the years my relationship with Christine has moved from professional to personal and I consider it a privilege and an honor to call her friend.

Christine Hollan is a person that is professionally and personally a person that gets the job done while at the same time remaining professional and caring.

Truly,

Beverly A. McClanahan, BSN, RN

Barbara Zars

I have known Christine Hollan for over fifty years. We have served together as volunteers in many charitable organizations. She is dedicated to any project she takes on and completes all tasks beyond expectations. 

Christine has worked with Hospice for over 20 years, serving as vice-president and Regional Manager. She is now the owner of Golden Age Senior Placement and has been a true blessing to all those she has served. 

Christine Hollan is an asset to our community and to any organization with which she affiliates. She is hardworking and sees all projects to the end. Her character is above reproach. 

Sincerely,

Barbara Zars

Jose A Martinez

Dear Sir or Madame,

In a professional relationship spanning 10 years, I can attest to Christine Hollan with Golden Age Senior Placement Services and her ability to complete and exceed all expectations for both the patients she places and the facilities she works with.

Christine masterfully balances the pressing requirements of families seeking placements with their need for time to make an informed decision. Her character and work ethic earns the trust of the families she works with and the confidence of the facilities she represents. 

My partnership with Christine Hollan at Golden Age Placement Services is exemplary and a model to which I would like all placement agencies to aspire.

Sincerely,

Jose A Martinez

Senior Hospice Specialist

Kindred Hospice

Cell: 210-771-8217

Suzanne S. Yarbrough PhD, RN (Ret)

Dear Christine and Jim,

Thank you so much for being you and for doing what you do to help families preserve dignity and make positive memories while experiencing difficult circumstances associated with the end of life. My husband who had lived a happy, active, and productive life with coronary artery disease and mild heart failure for over 30 years was diagnosed with end-stage heart failure at the end of last year. We found ourselves in almost constant turmoil trying to keep pace with changes in his health status. There seemed to be no environment appropriately equipped to address his needs. Over the course of five and a half months, he was hospitalized at least 8 times with a few weeks at home with intensive home health supervision or in one of four different rehabilitation facilities. We met wonderful, caring people during each of those experiences. However, when my husband was not sick enough to warrant hospitalization, he was too sick and unstable to be an appropriate candidate for rehabilitation or home care. Despite dedicated assistance from social workers and case managers, we were not able to find an environment where we could preserve dignity and safely address our unique and difficult circumstances until we found Golden Age Senior Placement.

I am a nurse with multiple degrees in the field and a long career with varied experience but found myself in a very personal situation for which the education and experiences had not prepared me. There are many trained professionals and there is an abundance of information available offering suggestions and generalized information to use as a practical guide in locating and selecting nursing homes, rehabilitation, or long-term care facilities. Those resources may be very helpful for families with simple and uncomplicated issues. I needed to have someone, like you and Jim, who could walk with me through the process of identifying our specific problems then locating and visiting facilities that were best equipped to address those issues.

You recognized and understood the uniqueness of our circumstances. You indeed, learned our standards and values as you helped us identify the living arrangements that would best meet our needs. You provided us with the most essential, customized level of support that facilitated our decision making.  Ultimately, with great care and compassion you guided and supported me in selecting the place where my husband and I could feel safe,  welcomed, cared for, respected and where we were able to do the work necessary for us to say our final goodbyes.

I will be eternally grateful for your support and caring. Thank you.

Sincerely,
Suzanne S. Yarbrough PhD, RN (Ret)

Pat Dworak

I have had the pleasure of working with Christine both directly and indirectly for over 5 years. During Christine’s years as a Regional Sales Manager, her tremendous leadership abilities never ceased to amaze me.

Christine’s adaptability with her customers, employees, and patients is only the beginning of why she has been so successful. I feel what makes Christine the most successful is her caring attitude and incredible work ethic. When a patient or employee had needs that had to be met there was no time clock that Christine would follow. Her leadership qualities were shown by example.

Christine has an extensive network in the community that she taps into daily. Another exceptional quality of Christine is her volunteerism. I am always in awe of her drive to be the best not only on the job but also in her commitment to the community and their needs.

With her abilities, adaptability, and dedication Christine is an asset to any team. I have no doubts that you will be exceptionally pleased with her abilities.

Sincerely,

Pat Dworak

Judy L. Parker



Christine Hollan's caring and knowledgeable assistance during the final months for both my parents was invaluable and always comforting.

Her vast experience of over 20 years was evident in her guidance and compassion throughout my journey with my parents. Even though she was in management with her company and always busy, she was always available and responsive. Her patients are always her priority.

I can not imagine these challenges in my life without having someone like Mrs. Hollan by your side.

Sincerely,

Judy L. Parker
Katy, Texas

Dixie George

I have known Christine for over 10 years and we have worked together in many capacities. I have found her to be very professional, personable, and always has a great sense of urgency when the occasion is needed.

Recently I have been working with Christine on patient placement for Alamo Hospice. She has worked hard and patiently to place each of the patients I have sent her. My patients and families were very satisfied. I will never work with another placement agency as long as Christine is available.

Please feel free to contact me if you have further questions regarding Christine and her services. I can be reached at 210-601-2527.

Warmest Regards,

Dixie George

Alamo Hospice Consultant

Barbara Morales

 I thank you, Christine Hollan! For the support and the loving, caring, and helping find Heritage Memory Care for My Mother.

 Barbara Morales 

Terry Germanson

I highly recommend Christine's placement service, Golden Age Senior Placement. She found my sister an excellent, caring personal care home that met her stated budget. We couldn't be more pleased. In addition, Christine connected us to a hospice care service which is covered by my sister's health insurance plan. We are also very happy with that service. 

Thank you, Christine!

Lupe Macias, LNFA, MBA

Our residents have been blessed to have an advocate like Golden Age Senior Placement in our corner. Mrs. Hollan is always a phone call away when our clients need assistance with placement after their stay in our skilled nursing facility. She walks the resident and their family member(s) by their hand through the entire process. All we do is make the call and she handles the rest. Our customers have been very satisfied with her services. Thank you for giving our residents and their family members peace of mind during a difficult time. Thank you for being an advocate.  

Lupe Macias, LNFA, MBA

Executive Director

Coronado at Stone Oak

By Cantex Continuing Care Network

Sheila Clark

It’s my absolute pleasure to recommend Christine Hollan from Golden Age Senior Placement as a personal care manager.

I met Christine last September when my sister requested I find a group home instead of a nursing home for her. Christine was recommended by the rehabilitation counselor.

Christine and I talked in-depth regarding my sister and her health issues and financial issues as well. She was able to find me several homes that would work with my sister’s limited budget. I toured the homes and chose one of them to place my sister in.

Along with her undeniable talent, Christine has always been an absolute joy to work with. She is very compassionate, and a very caring individual.

I had to relocate my sister this July and I once again contacted Christine and she was able to help once more. She also went by and visited my sister at her new home.

Without a doubt, I confidently recommend Christine. She is dedicated, very knowledgeable, and goes the extra mile to help you find the right place for your loved ones.

Please feel free to contact me at 717-226-8137 should you like to discuss Christine Hollan further. I’d be happy to expand on my recommendation.

Best wishes,
Sheila Clark

KH

With a 90-day notice that mom had to move because she could no longer evacuate the building without help, I reached out to mom’s health care service and asked if they could recommend someone or some facilities for mom’s new home. They gave me Christine Hollan as a placement consultant at Golden Age Senior Placement. 

Christine explained the different levels of facilities and suggested a few places to consider. After I visited a few facilities, I was able to narrow our choices to two facilities. Mom and I visited both and mom selected the place she liked best. 

A nightmare turned into an experience of knowledgeable choices because of Christine’s compassion, experience, and knowledge of health care facilities.

KH

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