Welcome to The Stegner Registry information page. The Stegner Registry is a Senior Residential Registry that was started in 1990 by Mary K. Stegner, a professor of psychology , and Donna O'Neil, a licensed clinical social worker. The Registry's
mission is to assist seniors and their families who are considering
residential living options in San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin and Alameda
Counties. The Registry is dedicated to helping them select the most
suitable assisted living community for their needs.
Our service is free.
The Stegner Registry has compiled
in-depth information regarding Residential
Care Facilities for the Elderly, Assisted
Living Facilities, Senior
Communities, and Continuing
We do not refer to Skilled
Nursing Facilities, Government Subsidized Senior Housing or Real
Estate and Rental property offered to the General Public.
|To contact the Registry
regarding residential living options for yourself or a family
member, you may utilize one of the following methods:
P.O. Box 2413
Redwood City, CA 94064
The Placement Process:
are over 1000 Licensed
Senior Residential Communities in this four county area; but in
all likelihood only a handful would be appropriate for your needs. To
help you find the most compatible assisted living community, the Registry
evaluates the following before offering options:
Your physical, functional, psychological and social needs.
Your financial circumstances.
Your geographical preferences.
Your compatibility with a facility's current residential population.
You are then offered a manageable number of choices to visit and consider.
All final choices and determinations are between you and the senior residential
The Personal Assessment:
The most satisfactory assessment is a face to face meeting with one of
our professional staff. A personal assessment usually takes about an
hour and consists of interviewing the elder who is seeking placement.
If this is not convenient for the elder or the family, relevant information
can be obtained by a phone interview. For seniors who are in the hospital
or who are presently working with another professional, such as a conservator
or a care manager,
we will accept an assessment by phone or by mail. For elders outside
the Bay Area an assessment can be provided by a responsible party. There
is no charge for information or referrals to the elder. However, there
is an hourly charge if a written assessment is requested.
Communities in The Stegner Registry:
The Stegner Registry
has evaluated each residential community listed in the Registry. The
California State Department of Social Services, Department of Community
Care Licensing, inspects and licenses senior residential communities
offering any degree of personal care and supervision. Prior to accepting
any elder community into the Registry, the licensing records are reviewed.
If the license is current and the review is satisfactory we personally
do an on-site visit. The physical plant, the location, the accommodations,
the services they offer, the staffing ratio, the monthly fees and any
special skills of the staff are considered. The registry profiles the
current residents so that future referrals will be compatible with the
population. Before referring any resident this compatibility profile
is updated. A regular on-site evaluation of the facilities plus reviewing
their latest state evaluation is completed to assure that the high standards
The Stegner Registry Founder:
Mary K. Stegner is a credentialed college professor in psychology and
counseling. She has taught in Community College Districts for over
25 years. Prior to moving to California, she developed a Human Services
curriculum for the University of Kentucky. She is also a consultant
for Senior and Adult Residential Communities and develops Behavioral
Modification programs for the developmentally disabled and seniors
with behavioral problems. She evaluates elders' level of competency
for the legal community. Mary K. was a state licensed vendor and conducted
continuing education classes for residential care administrators
Mary K. also is a member
of CASE (Coalition of Agencies Serving the Elderly) in San Francisco(www.sfseniors.org), and Elder Care Network (www.theeldercarenetwork.org).
Stegner Registry P.O. Box 2413, Redwood City,
(415) 775-4508, (650) 365-1884, (510) 644-4427