We had the good fortune of connecting with Jeffrey & Andrea DeVaul and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Jeffrey & Andrea, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
Our thought process behind starting our own business was birthed out of an observed need to help the elderly and their families find appropriate senior-living options. Prior to starting Seniors of the Rockies in 2017, Jeff had been working as a Licensed Practical Nurse for 5 years in a skilled nursing setting. During this time, Jeff encountered countless concerned families coming to him with the same questions: Which assisted living is the best fit for my mom/dad? How will I know their care needs will be met? Does insurance pay for assisted living? Where do I start? Jeff saw that there was a real need to come alongside both patients and family to help them during this challenging season. We set out and learned the ins and outs of the multiple senior living communities in our area.
Personally, we viewed starting our business as a great opportunity to serve the community as well as our growing family. At this time, we had 4 kids under the age of 4 (you read that correctly). Our eldest, Gracelynn was only 3, James and Jaxon (twins) were one, and we had a newborn baby girl named Adeline. I, Andrea, was an elementary teacher who longed to be home raising my children. We had talked about starting a senior placement business, and this was the push we needed. Almost 5 years later, our business is thriving and enabling us to have a flexible schedule where there is lots of family time.

What should our readers know about your business?
We are Seniors of the Rockies. We help families find safe and appropriate senior living options based off their individual needs. We want our integrity and ethics to set us apart in our field as well as our genuine heart for the population we humbly serve. We are most proud that most of our clients come to us through word-of-mouth referrals- and mostly from past families we have worked with. Starting was not easy but we took our time and grew organically. We want the world to know that obstacles don’t have to prolong your dream of starting a business. Don’t have a lot of money–start anyway; Too many little kids– Give it a go (we did). It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Welcome to Colorado, Friend!! Here are the MUST DOs:

Activities: Hike through Garden of the Gods, drive to the top of Pikes Peak…

Food: FOR SURE Dos Santos

Hangout: Wayfinder Coffee, Loyal Coffee

Church: Radiant Church (North Campus)

Spot to take kids: Focus on the Family Welcome Center- They have a fantastic indoor play area for kids.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
HUGE Shoutout to God. It was his peace and direction that set us on this course. Also, to our parents. They watched our kids while we went out and worked our tails off. Lastly, thanks to Paula Goerg, a fellow nurse-owned placement agent, who mentored us on this journey! THANK YOU!!!!

Website: www.seniorsoftherockies@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SeniorsoftheRockies/

Image Credits
Photography Credit : Valentine Ross Photography

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