A Note From The Heart

Dear Friends,

We understand that each family’s situation is unique to them. At Heart Light we account for the “whole senior” by factoring in care, costs, socialization needs, geography and who the senior is or was, and what services or programs will keep them inspired and engaged.

We know who accepts pets, offers gardening areas, has the best bridge games, accepts insulin dependent diabetics, works with The Assisted Living Waiver Program, are kosher or kosher-style, have big Bingo pots, offer home baked pasteries and of course, have happy hours (which usually starts at 3:30)!

Our mission is to provide you with excellent service and help narrow down the many care and residential options available.  Our goal is to help you find the right place.

We look forward to working with you~

With love,

The Heart Light Family

Stacy Brooks – Founder

Stacy Brooks founded Heart Light in 1997. Prompted by her own experience with her Grandfather who was stricken with Alzheimer’s disease, and the lack of available support and resources, she envisioned a service that would provide residential and care solutions for seniors and their families. Her mission of offering the highest quality comprehensive and personalized service has made her a highly regarded, main stay in the Los Angeles elder care industry.

Previous to her work at Heart Light Stacy Brooks was a sales and marketing executive in the entertainment industry. Her true passion and calling was in being of service to others, and segueing into eldercare was a natural fit. She feels it is an honor to work with and guide families, many times during a critical period.

Stacy has proudly supported the efforts of many non profits in the eldercare industry. In 2012 she was a top fundraiser for the 2012 Alzheimer’s Walk and is the Volunteer Chair for the 2013 walk, and Heart Light has sponsored the JCC Purim Party, Beauty Bus – A Free Beauty Day for Recognized Healthcare Volunteers, Leeza’s Care Connection and MAPS Charities.

Stacy Brooks and Heart Light were chosen as a finalist for the 2013 Healthcare Leadership Award in the area of Healthcare Advocacy by the The Los Angeles Business Journal.

Andrea Rosen Daniels

Andrea Rosen Daniels has a particular penchant for the good care of seniors. Her Grandmother Etta succumbed to Alzheimer’s in 1999, 11 years after her initial diagnosis. Her Cousin Don became a stroke victim in 1997 and Andrea provided caregiving/supervision for him through the rest of his life, which ended in 2011.

During these years, she was a pre-school teacher at Temple Isaiah in West Los Angeles, dedicated to the caring and nurturing of very young people.

In 2011, she decided that the “Circle of Life” needs of our seniors was a calling for her, and she joined Heart Light – A Referral Service to provide assistance and resources to older adults and their families.

Andrea now spends her time helping older adults and their loved ones seek the best retirement living or assisted living choices for them.

She is a board member for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s as well as active in several Older Adult Services Community on Los Angeles’ Westside as well as the San Fernando Valley. She is a Licensed Residential Care for the Elderly (RCFE) administrator, and a valued resource to many recognized agencies assisting seniors throughout the area.

Andrea Rosen Daniels has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Tulane University, a background in Sales and Marketing, and was raised in Phoenix, Arizona.

Lisa Bricker

Lisa brings her heart and soul, along with her personal experience and special understanding for families looking for guidance. In 2005, Lisa’s father was diagnosed with stage III lymphoma and her mother was showing signs of early dementia.  She stepped in to take care of them both with respect and dignity.  After her Dad’s passing, she cared for her mother. Thereafter, the journey continued and Lisa’s husband Gary was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s in late 2012 at age 63.  Lisa is committed to bringing peace of mind to older adults and families who are looking for resources and living options.

Prior to joining Heart Light, Lisa provided thousands of families with advice, support and resources. Lisa’s past experience includes over 25 years of working as an executive coach, and consultant and manager.  Lisa earned her certification as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation and is a Certified Professional Co-active Coach (CPCC) from the Coaches Training Institute in San Rafael, CA. She served on the coaching faculty for the Executive MBA Program at Loyola Marymount University.

Lisa is a Care Partner for her husband Gary.  She is involved in the Alzheimer’s Association and serves as an advocate and is on the Association’s Public Policy Committee.  To help bring awareness, support and education to those affected by Early Memory Loss. Lisa and her husband Gary started their own non-profit www.alzacrossamerica and speak to groups often.