MEET OUR TEAM
Our team consists of skilled, experienced, and caring professionals who can help you determine the best possible care for your loved ones. Get in touch with any of us, and we will gladly assist you.
senior care advisor
Valerie Tiffany joined the Senior Living Selections team in 2020. She's a Senior Care Advisor who assists seniors with finding the best care options for themselves or their loved ones. Valerie has 25 years of experience in hospitality and 4 years in senior care. Prior to joining Senior Living Selections, she worked for senior living communities within Sarasota, Charlotte, and Lee Counties. She has personally experienced, and can relate to, the challenges of having a close family member who struggles with dementia. She has found her true calling and is very passionate about helping seniors.
Ken Madray, RN
senior care advisor
Ken Madray is a Senior Care Advisor and registered nurse (RN). He started out as a dietary aide in a skilled nursing facility, then climbed the healthcare ladder. He has had various roles along the way, eventually becoming a RN unit manager, then added the role of senior care advisor. Ken has now been working in healthcare facilities for over 29 years. His knowledge, experience, and background make him an invaluable resource, especially when finding the best possible care for individuals.
You can plainly see Ken loves what he is doing. His warm, welcoming smile says it all. Ken counts it a blessing that he is able to help seniors and their families navigate the overwhelming world of senior living.
941-780-7572 or 727-643-0768
Ginger Drake, PTA
senior care advisor
Ginger Drake is the newest member of the Senior Living Selections team. She is a Florida native, born and raised in the Panhandle of Florida. Ginger completed her education at St. Petersburg College in 1996, and has worked professionally in physical therapy as a PTA for the past 25 years. Ginger’s specialty is geriatrics with the goal to always motivate and assist her patients and clients to achieve their highest levels of physical and mental rehab potential. Prior to her therapy career, Ginger was a Realtor to the military and families in Fayetteville, NC (also known as Ft. Bragg).
Ginger's experience and knowledge in the healthcare industry, her passion as a client advocate, her desire to give the ultimate customer service, and her outgoing nature and quick smile make her a true liaison, helping others find the perfect and appropriate setting for aging in place. She truly feels her calling and career path have led her into this role, assisting and guiding others in finding their forever home.
Andre Santamaria, CDP
Senior Care Advisor, Owner
Andre Santamaria is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and has been dedicated to the senior healthcare field since 2012. He has worked in independent living, assisted living, and memory care communities. Andre has a passion for helping people find the resources they need so that seniors get the care they deserve.
Andre and his family moved to Florida in 2016 from their beloved state of Tennessee. The beach, warmer weather, and the pursuit of an active lifestyle attracted them to Florida. His wife, Melissa, enjoys walks on the beach, and their baby feels right at home with his love of the outdoors and water.
Andre and his team have visited, toured, and met with administrators at nearly all Sarasota and Manatee County assisted living facilities. He tracks state inspections and stays informed about any deficiencies of partnered assisted living communities. Through his connections, he can provide resources for all matters related to assisted living and countless other senior living options in the area.
Andre provides his comprehensive senior living search service at no cost to seniors or their families. He offers impartial and objective information about each facility, while his business arrangements allow for him to be compensated by whichever community is selected.
Andre has found a passion for helping seniors and their families find all resources and options in senior care. With his experience as a Senior Care Advisor in independent living, assisted living, and memory care, he is able to find the right fit for your loved one.
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