We are a family that truly cares for you.
Seniors In Place was created as a result of our family’s personal struggle finding care for our Grandmother and Mom. We know what it feels like not to be able to care for a family member all of the time. We also discovered peace of mind knowing that our loved one was receiving the care she needed, without having to make a long term commitment.
Seniors In Place is a cost effective option that enables your loved ones to age safely in the comfort of wherever they call home.
Richard, together with his wife, Susan, sons Adam and Chad, and daughter Mia, have built a business that was born from integrity, honesty and love and has grown to help thousands of people in New Jersey live better, safer and more independent lives since 2001. Whether you need a minimal amount of assistance, or personal care with nurse oversight, we will help.
We are not a franchise. We are a family.
Richard Blecker is the founder and Chairman of Seniors In Place, LLC. Mr. Blecker has lived in Suburban Essex County and Union County all his life. He graduated from Weequahic High School in Newark, NJ in 1963 and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Marketing in 1967. Mr. Blecker was in the retail business for many years before opening Seniors In Place, LLC in 2001.
Mr. Blecker lives in Springfield, New Jersey with his lovely wife Susan. They have three grown children, all equal partners in Seniors In Place, and nine wonderful grandchildren who he describes as the “icing on the cake of life.”Seniors In Place, LLC is a very successful business thanks to his and his children’s hands-on, personal approach to caring for the senior population. He takes a personal interest in every one of his clients. Mr. Blecker is an affiliate member of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers. Seniors In Place, LLC is a member of the National Association for Home Care and Hospice, The Home Health Association of New Jersey and is an “Accredited with Distinction”member of CAHC (Commission on Accreditation for Homecare)
Mr. Blecker believes “that if you love what you do and are passionate about it, you will never work another day in your life.” This credo exemplifies his wonderful outlook on life and his love for helping and working with seniors.
Adam Blecker is the President of Seniors In Place, LLC; President, Board of Directors, Home Health Services Association of New Jersey; and is a Trustee on the Board of Trustees for the Commission on Accreditation for Home Care.
The day before Adam turned 22, he buried his mom after she lost her 7 year battle to heart disease. She was 50 years old. Adam knows what it is like to lose someone you love and to watch their body fail them. It took many years for him to turn the pain of this loss into a positive contribution in the world, and that is what Seniors In Place represents to him.
After spending 14 years spear-heading the Software Architecture and Development efforts for three tech startups, Adam felt a need to fulfill a larger and more “human” purpose in his life. He left his lucrative career in technology to join hjs family’s home-care company, a business his father founded in 2001. Shortly after joining, he recognized an opportunity to help more people and increase the quality and type of services they could provide. Together with his father, brother and sister, they co-founded Seniors In Place, LLC to fully realize this vision.
Adam runs Seniors In Place, LLC from the purpose to: “Love Like Family”. Every service they provide, every person they hire, and every decision they make, is made with this crystal-clear focus. This has fueled a culture that not only attracts caring and talented people but gives them a platform to meaningfully impact people’s lives. This culture is something that is difficult to fully articulate in words, but very easy to feel and notice in practice.
The people who have joined his family’s mission, have helped thousands of people. Together, they have saved people’s lives, enabled them to recover, given them dignity, comfort and independence. Seniors In Place is more than a business. It is a family, in the truest sense of the term – and it is a beautiful manifestation of what is possible when you combine integrity and love with entrepreneurial vigor and hard work.
Adam Blecker has been a resident of New Jersey his entire life and attended both Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, NJ and New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, NJ. He currently resides in Morris County with his wife, Kim; son, Aiden; and daughter, Anna.
Mia Kebea is the Vice President of Case Management for Seniors In Place, LLC and is one of the faces you will see when becoming part of our family. Mia grew up in Essex and Union County and lived in North Carolina for many years. She attended Brookdale College and studied Psychology with a minor in Sociology. She was a “Woman of Influence” for Commerce and Industries Association of the State of New Jersey in 2015 and highlighted in NJ Monthly in 2016 as well. Mia is also a wonderful mother of four incredible teenagers. Mia gives back every day she works. She personally meets with families and helps them through some of the hardest decisions of their lives. Mia knows firsthand how challenging it can be to care for our parents, grandparents, and anyone we hold dear. She lost her own mother in 2001 and fully understands the difficulties associated with finding honest, trustworthy, and reliable care. Mia puts her whole heart into her work, she genuinely loves waking up every day and helping others.
Chad Blecker is the Vice President of Business Development for Seniors In Place, LLC. He actively helps todays senior population champion their aging process and live on their terms as independently as possible. He helps families create sustainability and reduce the stress that results from caring for a loved one. Through a careful understanding of each of his clients specific situations Chad and his team help them find the right balance of care and planning. Chad’s own personal experience of caring for his own terminally ill mother gives him a clear understanding of what his clients and families are going through. Through that experience he understands how important it is to match people correctly to ensure that his clients can live their very best life despite the challenges of aging. Chad is always available to answer questions and help families at any time.
Vivian Ramberg is a healthcare and public health professional that has spanned the continuum of healthcare in her career. She has been a Nurse Administrator, Director of Patient Care Services, Director of Nursing and Educator in large academic medical centers, as well as community based medical centers. She has covered service lines in cardiac services and surgical services. Her home care experience is extensive, and she brings these experiences to Seniors In Place.
As one of its newest family member additions, she wants to demonstrate the core mission of Seniors In Place through the operations of our various Departments. Her education includes a BSN from Skidmore College, a Masters from NYU, and she is in the final stages of a Doctoral program. Her professional passion is patient care and improving the lives of patients and their families. She is married, religious, mother of many adult children over her lifetime and mother of furry children (dogs and cats). A Vice President in her undergraduate association, former Board member of a historic preservation in NJ, professional author, professional speaker, professor, and producer of videos and TV spots related to healthcare are among some of her other professional contributions.
Bill McCarthy is a Senior Case Manager for Seniors In Place, LLC. He brings with him decades of experience in advocating for seniors in need of assistance while living in place (wherever you define “home”, be it the house they raised their family in, the Senior Community they moved into after retirement, or to help manage the transition into Assisted Living or Skilled Nursing). As a Licensed Social Worker, a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, and an Award-Winning Senior Advocate, Bill has a comprehensive understanding of the resources available to seniors in need, and a clear way of helping you understand what the best options might be for your situation. As the youngest of 8 children, he was an active participant in the care of his own elderly parents, and understands the challenges to navigating through these situations. His mother, Norma always said, “there’s a certain dignity to staying in your own home.”
Bill is a Massachusetts native, and a Graduate of Framingham State College with a degree in Sociology. Five years ago, he moved his Jersey-Girl wife, their beautiful children, and Golden Retriever, Max back to NJ to be closer to their grandmother. Bill enjoys coaching his children’s athletic teams, visiting his siblings in New England, and spending as much time with his family as possible. Bill’s favorite hobby is implementing both performing music and running marathons to help raise funds and awareness for the Charities of his choice. Bill is sincerely honored to have the opportunity to work with you, and he is delighted to be at your service.
Niki Javidani holds a Doctorate in Education with over 40 years of working experience in various administrative roles, including serving as an HR Manager for a large academic organization. Niki has taught courses at the college level and has worked for the United Nations Educational & Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Today, she heads the Seniors In Place, LLC four-stage hiring process in which only about 3% of all applicants are hired. The caregivers that make it through this process, are some of the most loving, caring and qualified people you will ever know.
Niki also runs our weekly in-service and ensures each caregiver knows exactly how to perform their duties according to the Seniors In Place Standards of Care. She is also a Quarterly Speaker for AARP and can be found all over New Jersey giving various talks and presentations.
“I feel so happy to use my skills and experiences to promote the Seniors In Place mission.”
Niki lives in Morris County, NJ. She has 2 grown sons and enjoys cooking.