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The Sentinel Care team helps seniors live healthy, independent lifestyles for as long and safely as possible. (Image courtesy of Ambro at FreeDigitalPhotos.net)

Sentinel Care was established in 2006 to provide compassionate independent living support services to seniors. The Sentinel Care team helps seniors live as independently as possible for as long as possible. When the appropriate time comes, Sentinel Care can also help seniors transition into loving supervised settings.

The organization works closely with seniors, their families, attorneys, judges, doctors, financial planners and other professionals to plan ahead. Advanced Directives and medical oversight can head off what could otherwise be catastrophic circumstances. For those who plan ahead, aging is often so much more of a sweeter experience. For those who didn’t plan ahead, too often these individuals can get tied up in impersonal, institutional-type care with providers overly concerned with litigation rather than delivering what is in the best interest for the person. Working with the same cadre of professionals, Sentinel Care is able to make the best of even the worst situations.

Mission/Vision

110x100-GMail-LogoMission: Sentinel Care is dedicated to providing the support and guidance our elderly loved ones require to live healthy, independent lifestyles for as long and safely as possible.

Vision: By enabling our elderly loved ones to continue to live independently as long as possible, we can reduce their reliance on bureaucratic, system-type institutions.

Services

•    Rent-A-Son
•    Case Management
•    Guardianship
•    Estate Settlement
•    Referral Service

The Team

250x188-Rob-DixonRobert Dixon, founder, CEO and Court-Appointed Guardian

Through his longtime personal, professional and case management experience helping the elderly, Robert Dixon knows that the impersonal care administered through systematic institutionalization is not kind to those who are unprepared.  It is with this knowledge, and his passion to help those in need, that Robert established Sentinel Care. The organization is dedicated to enable the elderly to live independently as long and safely as possible.

Robert maintains his credentials with the State of Florida. Registered Guardians with Florida’s Department of Elder Affairs go through an arduous vetting process. Robert’s fingerprints were sent to the FBI and FDLE for background checks. A 21-page credit report was also required. Updated checks and reports must be submitted every few years.  He is bonded and registered with the State of Florida. As a result, family members and judges don’t hesitate to appoint Robert as guardian over persons at risk for exploitation, abuse or neglect. On occasion, loving family members are unwilling or unable to provide their parent the support and guidance he or she needs–this is where Robert’s case management skills can help. There also are times when Robert must stand between the elderly person and their friends or family for the good of the elderly person. Either way he is willing to work with persons who understand.

Long before he was vetted by the state and federal government, Robert has been nurturing strong relationships with the people who work closely with the elderly – those people who can make a difference by making the right referrals. Doctors, nurses, attorneys, financial planners, nursing home and assisted living facility staff, and others in the community often call on Sentinel Care when they discover a senior who needs help.

Robert graduated from Satellite High School in the 1970s and from Northwestern College in Iowa, after completing his service as a Military Police Officer with the U.S. Army. He returned to Brevard County, where he continued his education at Florida Institute of Technology, where he earned his MBA. He and his wife, Anna (Martinez) are members of Life Point Baptist Church. Together, they have four young adult children and three grandchildren, with one on the way. He was the organizer and director of Golden Providers, a senior referral service, and co-founded mychristiancare.org.

Other Team Members

Robert Dixon rounds out his team at Sentinel Care with qualified, caring individuals who make it possible for him to be in more than one place at the same time. Sentinel Care has a close knit team that consists of Registered Nurses and Care Coordinators, and Administrative staff. Whether the need is for transportation to a doctor’s appointment, help with the monthly budget, or if a bump in the night has created an uneasy feeling, Sentinel Care’s team members are ready to assist.

Career Opportunities

Sentinel Care is always searching for ways to connect with exceptional professionals who want to make a difference in the lives of seniors. Members from the healthcare industry including nutritionists, therapists, and nurses are especially welcome.

If you are interested in helping or want to be a part of our network of consultants or a member of our team, send your resumes to dixon(at)sentinelcare(dot)org.

Partnerships/Affiliations/Memberships

Sentinel Care has established a strong network of partners and peers. The team has a passion for finding people and businesses that will help support the Sentinel Care mission.

If you are a professional or member of an organization interested in partnering with Sentinel Care, please contact dixon(at)sentinelcare(dot)org or 321-725-6799.

Sentinel Care’s professional network includes:
•    Allia Accounting
•    Health First Aging Services
•    Christian Care Ministry
•    The Slonim Law Firm, P.A.
•    Anthony N Brimo, P.A.
•    Ray Bovee Motors
•    Wholeness to Freedom Counseling
•    Estate Sales by Winkie
•    ValaVanis Financial
•    Davis Seawinds Funeral Home
•    Howard Garage Doors
•    Home Health Care of Florida
•    Hospice of St Francis
•    Zeszutko Corp Strategic Public Relations
•    American Elder Care
•    A Mother’s Touch Movers
•    Auger Plumbing
•    Dave’s Plumbing
•    PIP Printing
•    Century 21 Coley Team
•    IndeQuest
•    Sonata at Melbourne
•    Victoria Landings Waterfront Resort ALF
•    No Better Place
•    House of Lights
•    Reliable Enterprises of Brevard
•    All Brevard Tree Service
•    TYG Media