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Helping You Take the Next Step

The decisions and transitions associated with aging can be challenging and overwhelming. It’s a journey, and we want to walk alongside you to help. Our team of compassionate, knowledgeable and experienced guides will help your loved one live well and leave a story to be told for generations to come.

Our Team:

  • Explains to you ALL of your options for moving OR for staying in the home
  • Helps you find the best fit for independent living, assisted living, memory care, or nursing care if that is what is needed
  • Provides trusted resources for ALL of the needs that you face, including in-home care, legal support, and moving assistance
  • Makes a plan with you for the present and future, and stays WITH you for the future
  • Supports you and your family if you have been given a diagnosis of dementia
  • Allows you to find peace knowing that you’ve made the best choice

Our Process

Step 1 - Discovery

Jen Dowda, founder, and placement expert at Dowda Senior Consultants, will personally meet with you to truly understand your unique situation. She will discuss your needs, goals, concerns, geography, preferences, and budget. With you, she will discover the best next steps for your loved one and create a plan of action.

Step 2 - Decision

Our team helps you implement that plan. We help you with adaptations to be made within the home, or take you to tour communities and help you find the best fit.

Step 3 - Action & Follow Up

Once a decision has been reached, we help you with every aspect of the transition to a new living situation. Once the transition’s been made, we continue to be a part of your lives — bringing birthday cakes, visiting your loved one, and advocating for you with the community if needed. You truly become part of our family!

Walking this Road Alone


Walking this Road with Our Team

Feel lost, confused, or overwhelmed as you attempt to navigate the maze of over 90 assisted living communities in the greater Richmond area.


Be guided every step of the way by our team of experts. We choose several appropriate options for your situation and personally tour facilities with you.

Waste time touring communities that are too big or small/too expensive/too far away/too many violations.


Pinpoint the best choices for your loved one. We are extremely familiar with all the communities in the area.

Prematurely judge a community by how it looks or by one person’s experience and miss out on a great fit for your loved one.


Know what a community is truly like. We keep in close contact with all the families we help, so we can give personal updates from a current resident.

Assume that there is no support once you’ve been given a diagnosis of any type of dementia.


Be supported by a team of dementia experts. We help you plan for the present and the future.


“This is, quite simply, not a journey you need to make on your
own. Jen was right by my side… Her team’s support before,
during and after the move has been invaluable to my family’s
peace of mind.” — Kim Terzian, Hanover, VA

We are here to help.

Please do not walk this journey alone. Allow Dowda Senior Consultants to support you.