About Us

About Us

Exceptional Senior Placement (ESP) is truly a labor of love. Founded in 2006 with the challenge of helping a friend find the right placement for a loved one, ESP is owned and run by David and Rachel Cohen. The company’s founding principles were of caring and support, and these principles govern ESP to this very day. Over the years, the ESP team realized how important emotional support is to family members who need help with senior placement. Those foundational principles of compassion, dignity, and respect are the pillars that uphold the daily operations at ESP. ‘We treat everyone who reaches out to ESP for assistance in a manner consistent with our core values. We have a passion for what we do, and we derive a great sense of fulfillment by helping individuals and families find the proper placement for themselves or a loved one.’

The Exceptional Senior Placement Services Team

The ESP team has a deep understanding of their communities. The process they use to help clients find a long-term solution is one that has been trusted by individuals just like you. Each year, ESP tours over 600 communities with clients. Thus the company has a direct link to the pulse of the industry, and ESP applies that expertise in serving its clients.

Rachel Cohen

David Cohen

Suzie McCormac

Susan Thaxton

Devon Kessler

Erica Beeman

Living our Values through Social Responsibility

Our Mission & Initiative

While senior placement is the core of our business, our Team believes in giving back to local and national organizations whose mission aligns with protecting and improving the very seniors we aim to serve. While our goal is to focus on what we do best – service through placement – we pledge to support organizations that will make the most immediate and profound impact on seniors through both charitable financial donations and donations of our time. With a focus on broad topics related to aging, this involves but is not limited to, Alzheimer’s research and support, technology as it relates to seniors, fall prevention, fraud detection, and elder financial abuse. With a forward – thinking mindset, we believe that both our community and environment are only as healthy as those who choose to protect it by giving back through sustainable methods. As a team, it’s within our daily scope and reach to serve seniors in regards to all aspects of life’s journey, through the continuum of aging, all the way to the end of life.

Our initiative consists of the following:

1). Awareness & Advocacy – An ongoing educational campaign called, ESP ALERTS!, aimed at providing the latest information about scams, including tips to protect vulnerable seniors from fraud and ill will. ESP ALERTS! will also include timely and relevant information about topics that aim to improve a senior’s quality of life. These ESP ALERTS! can be found on our website, our Facebook page, and our Linkedin company page. To be sure you receive the latest information, simply “like” our company Facebook page and/or follow us on Linkedin. You can also subscribe to our quarterly newsletter by emailing, info@eseniorplacement.com ,and ask to be included on our distribution list. It’s our goal to arm our clients and the public with information about protecting seniors with the goal of improving their quality of life.

2). Purpose Beyond Placement- – As a contribution to the community at large, and as a celebration of our successes, we will financially donate to local and national organizations dedicated to serving the betterment of seniors along the entire aging spectrum. Additionally, we may donate directly to a local Bay Area senior who was the victim of a scam or fraudulent behavior as verified by law enforcement. The public may submit a prospective donee for our consideration. (Donee must reside within the greater Bay Area.)

3). ESPlant-A-Tree — this initiative aims to make a positive environmental impact through honoring the seniors we directly serve. By partnering with One Tree Planted, a nonprofit dedicated to helping the environment through reforestation, our Team will donate toward the planting of five trees for every elder we successfully place in a senior community. A tree that is planted in honor of a journey to a senior community serves as a living tribute that benefits both present and future generations. Just as trees are an important and essential component for the environment to thrive, so too are seniors, who are a vital part of our community. Our ESPlant-A-Tree tally began in November 2020 and is proudly listed below.

Annual Giving Back