Stephanie (Merritt) Bassford

| Owner & CEO |

As the Owner of NC Senior Living Solutions, I have had the rewarding opportunity to spend nearly two decades working directly in a community setting with Five Star and Sunrise Senior Living. With these years of remarkable experience, I am able to see the entire picture, which includes the needs that the family and resident desperately have as well as the move in requirements for each community. From a thorough discovery process with the senior and their family, to scheduling and coordinating tours within each top rated property. We professionally select and advise placement to communities that only provide the very best of care, to arranging the community required assessment, all the way to facilitating a smooth and seamless move in day. Ensuring the proper paperwork, assessment, TB skin test, POA documents and Physician Exam reports are in place prior to the move in, is critical for a smooth transition for the new resident as well as the community. NC Senior Living Solutions provides total comfort and piece of mind for the senior, their family and caregiver.


I cannot say enough about the tremendous service that Stephanie has provided to a person she recently worked with as well as to their family and the community the person moved to. Transitioning to a new level of care is never easy for the person or the family. Stephanie came in, got to know the person, and guided the family through the entire process. Her expertise in the transition process allowed the person to move into their selected community within 24 hours. Stephanie was such a relief to the person, the family, and to me as the healthcare provider. Her quick response and attention to detail created such a smooth transition. She went above and beyond for the good of the person she worked with. She handled all the paperwork, she spent hours chasing medication lists, coordinating transportation, and being a resource and source of comfort for the family. Her services are different to other companies that just give people names of facilities in their area. I look forward to working with her more in the future and will surely be happy to be a reference for her and her company.

Sarah Jansen


So grateful to have a partner to help me quickly but intelligently navigate the senior care system… It is great to know what I should be looking for in a facility, staff & programing! And what step to do next… Thank you Stephanie Merritt for helping make what felt so overwhelming, a manageable task! We covered a lot of ground today!

Becky Ricard Magyar


Stephanie was fantastic to work with. She took control and guided us through an extremely stressful time. Stephanie went above and beyond what was expected and helped me to stay grounded.

Sheryl Lamb


Stephanie is amazing to work with!! She made a sad, stressful situation so much easier to handle and deal with. Her knowledge of the system, facilities and paperwork requirements made the process so much easier for us. She went out of her way and above and beyond for our family. So grateful to have found her!!

Jennifer Wilcox


Stephanie is an expert at helping families navigate through the healthcare arena to get what they need. Her expertise in the inner workings of continuing care retirement communities and assisted living allows the process to be efficient with no barriers. She is compassionate, knowledgeable and passionate about seniors and their families. She understands the demands on caregivers and the emotional toll it takes. Her problem solving, creative approach results in satisfied residents, families and partners.

Kelley Skarp