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If your family needs help exploring senior care options, our expert Advisors are a wonderful source of information with a wealth of experience. Your local Senior Care Authority office, serving Charlotte NC, Gastonia NC, Rock Hill SC, York SC, is here to help. Should you need assistance outside of this area, we have franchises located throughout the United States and Canada and would be happy to direct you to services in your area.

Mike Mannion

Mike Mannion lives in Fort Mill, SC and serves families in both North and South Carolina. Mike has lived in both North and South Carolina for over 25 years with his wife, Tammy, and growing family nearby, including 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren (and counting). 

Mike is a Certified Senior Advisor and a Certified Dementia Practitioner. Mike serves as a Community Educator for the Alzheimer’s Association, the Sponsorship Chair for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Charlotte & York County, and as an Advisor to a number of Community Boards serving older adults and their caring families.

Mike & Tammy have first-hand experience seeking and providing care for both sets of their parents. The stress, time, cost, and overwhelming number of care options led them to start Senior Care Authority in Charlotte and surrounding areas in order to serve families faced with similar elder care needs. The goal is simply to make a measurable and positive impact on the lives of the families whom they have the opportunity to serve.

Mike works diligently, and knowledgeably, helping older adults and their caring families save time, save money, and reduce stress while assessing the best care options for their specific needs. Serving over 100 families every year, Mike recognizes each family’s needs and circumstances are unique. He has the experience to help each family find the very best plan to meet care needs, budgets, locations, and culture preferences for their older loved ones.

Mike and Senior Care Authority offers the following services:

  •       Consulting
  •       Advocacy & Care Management
  •       Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care Community Selection
  •       Long Term Skilled Nursing Research & Placement
  •       Medicaid Communities and Facilities Research & Placement
  •       Employee Assistance Programs for Employers (Elder Care Help)
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Senior Care Authority was founded in 2009 by Frank and Michele Samson of Sonoma, California. They opened a local placement agency and learned everything there was to know about finding the right care situation for an older adult needing help with activities of daily living. They came to the Senior Care space with successful business development skills in their past as well as personal family experience finding care solutions. The business took off, primarily due to their diligence, compassion, and commitment to helping families.

​In 2014, the model was franchised and Senior Care Authority is now a national company with offices throughout the US and Canada. As part of their expansion, they partnered with an eldercare consulting practice who brought another set of senior care services and skills to the company, a great differentiator for Senior Care Authority.

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"My Mom loves Mike! He really cares for the families he serves. He listened to my Mom's stories even though he heard them before. Truly caring...what a blessing!"

Anna H. / Charlotte, NC

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