Our Expert Advisors & Contributors

We believe that it is so important to showcase the ‘faces’ behind any site.   The reason being is that so many sites out there are put together by people who are anything but experts in their field – and unfortunately, this seems to be very evident in the senior care and assisted living industries.

After all, how do you achieve trust with your audience?

 Is it by having the prettiest site?  That’s pretty easy for just about anyone to do nowadays with all of the slick website builders out there.

I don’t think so.  If a pretty site equated to expertise, then just about every site would be an authority. 

Trustworthiness (and usefulness) of a site should be based on who is behind the words that appear on the pages – the experts.    

I am very fortunate to have collected and worked with an extremely talented, qualified, and passionate group of people who have contributed to my site(s) for the past 12 years. 

I’d like you to meet them!

In no particular order, our top contributors to SeniorLivingFAQ are:

Maria DeLeon MD

Maria DeLeon

Maria (on the left) with Michael J. Fox

Maria is a true rockstar, advocate, write and all-around great person.  Maria has Parkinson’s Disease, and advocates tirelessly and passionately for PD research and care.   She is the author of the book “Parkinson’s Diva: A guide to Women’s Parkinson’s disease,” & professional lecturer.”

Tips for Finding Assisted Living for Parkinson’s Disease

Just like Mike: By Maria De Leon


David Besnette


David is the founder of SeniorLivingFAQ.   David was the owner of another prominent senior care site that was founded in 2005.  David recently handed that site off to another group, and is now able to focus on SeniorLivingFAQ.  

David’s approach to this site is to create something incredibly useful, honest, transparent, and safe for families to use to find Senior Living options nationwide, and to learn about senior living modalities such as assisted living, memory care, and more.    

SeniorLivingFAQ’s main section is our state Research Guides that David has been developing.


Trish Hughes-Kreis

Trish is a freelance writer and full-time Legal Administrator who advocates for her disabled youngest brother, Robert, in order to keep him as healthy and happy as possible.

Robert has lived with intractable epilepsy his entire life and now lives with Trish and her husband, Richard. Even though Robert needs full-time assistance, he declares everything “excellent.”  Robert continues to teach everyone around him the power of the “magic of excellent.”

Trish is an advocate for more research on the long-term effects of uncontrolled epilepsy as well as an advocate for expanding the definition of family to include sibling care under the California Family Rights Act and Family and Medical Leave Act.

Trish writes articles relating to caregiving for various online publications and is a self-proclaimed “incontinence expert.”

Trish is co-author of the 365 Caregiving Tips: Practical Tips from Everyday Caregivers book series and also the author of Forever a Caregiver.  Connect with Trish though her blog RobertsSister.com, Facebook (Trish Hughes Kreis or www.facebook.com/RobertsSister), Twitter (@RobertsSister1) and her site www.robertssister.com.



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