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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 Central Virginia, 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.

Lisa Isbell

Lisa Isbell is the owner of Senior Care Authority of Central Virginia. She has worked with older adults for many years in a variety of capacities. Earlier in her career she assisted retirees with retirement planning, long term care insurance, and Medicare needs as a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Registered Investment Advisor (RIA). After operating her business for over a decade, she joined a local church staff and helped lead church operations.  

Seeking to work with older adults and their families again, Lisa opened Senior Care Authority of Central Virginia after experiencing the care needs of her own parents. Knowing that finding the right care for loved ones can be stressful and frustrating, Lisa and her team work patiently with families, educating them on the many care options available in Central Virginia. Working with a wide range of experts and local resources, Lisa and her team help make the transition to care a smooth one for seniors and their families.

Lisa received her undergraduate degree from Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and her graduate degree from the University of Richmond. She is a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP), and a Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer (CADDCT) with the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. Lisa is a Community Educator with the Alzheimer’s Association, and also speaks on Dementia Care and Aging topics to various groups. She and her husband, Scott, have two teenage children.

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Karen Loper

Karen has spent much of her adult life in caring for seniors in difficult situations.  While in college and graduate school at the Medical College of Virginia, she volunteered at local nursing homes and aided isolated seniors in their homes.  She continued this work as she pursued her career in the pharmaceutical and biotech research industry.  Karen helped develop new drugs for treatments of cancer, Parkinson's, and heart disease, in addition to navigating complex FDA regulations for new drug clinical trials. After putting her career on hold to raise a family, she returned to her passion of working with seniors through volunteer opportunities with her church and with hospice.  Her background in physiology has been instrumental in helping educate families on senior health issues, and in guiding families as they look for quality care for aging loved ones.  Karen brings over 10 years of experience in senior care management and advocacy to SCA, and she is committed to finding the very best care for each senior's unique situation. She has a particular compassion for families struggling with the challenges and decisions surrounding issues with dementia, as she has experienced this with her own parents and in-laws.

Kerina Ellis Beazer

Kerina Ellis Beazer has years of experience in working with older adults in helping them evaluate the Medicare coverage process.  Through one-on-one meetings and educational programs, Kerina educated Medicare beneficiaries on the nuances of Medicare and advised them on the best solutions to fit their needs. She graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Risk Management Insurance and Finance, and is a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP).  Kerina enjoys working with older adults to help them navigate the many health care and living options available to them, focusing her work in Williamsburg and the Tri-Cities area.  She is originally from Grenada and enjoys cooking and traveling with her husband.


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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"I would like to recommend Lisa Isbell to anyone who is in search of care for a beloved senior!!.. Lisa went the extra mile in helping me search for a place for my Mom to stay... She's very genuine, sincere and knowledgeable. A++"

Dave L

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