We often feel very guilty, suggesting to our parents that they need care. We often let this guilt get in the way of doing what we know has to be done. The consequences of doing nothing are very dangerous. I have met people that refuse to get help and end up in the hospital, skilled nursing facility, or worse. It is no joking matter. I went through this when we decided that a care home was the right fit for my mom.

My mom wasn’t excited about this idea, but she wasn’t safe on her own. We had to make a decision quickly and this was the only decision that made sense to us kids. We made the right decision, and now I help people go through this tough time.

If you are exploring your options with caregiving, assisted living or memory care, give me a call. Let me know if I can help navigate this tricky terrain for you.








David Wood, Owner, SLO Caregivers
David Wood, Owner, SLO Caregivers

San Luis Obispo Caregivers was created in memory of my Grandfather, Tracy Gordon Wood II. My mission is to honor him by providing trustworthy, compassionate, and competitively priced caregiving services to seniors in my community. After 25 years in the financial industry and the decision to leave behind a successful 6-year position as the Chief Operating Officer of SESLOC Federal Credit Union, I created San Luis Obispo Home Care. This decision served my desire to make a difference and support the growing needs of seniors in my community. As my business grew and I leaned heavily on my financial background, I realized there was a much more cost-effective way to provide seniors with the care they deserve. This realization led to the creation of San Luis Obispo Caregivers, a referral agency and SLO Senior Placement, a free resource for families looking for independent or assisted living options for seniors. Ultimately, I listen, assess your situation and recommend various options that are available for your family.