Senior Living Advisor is your advocate dedicated to making it easier for you to reach the best senior living and elder care decisions. At Senior Living Advisor, we operate from a position of respect and caring for the health and safety of seniors. With that in mind, we work hard to produce a trusting relationship built on empathy for the needs of family caregivers and for the seniors in transition. We are your senior services consultant providing access to the resources and answers you need.

Experienced advocate.

Senior Living Advisor was founded by its principal senior living consultant, Lona Newton. Lona is a dedicated and experienced senior services professional. She has worked with St. Francis Hospital as well as two senior living communities, helping seniors and their families understand their options and benefits within those systems. Lona is married and has two adult children. She is a member of Trader's Point Christian Church, and enjoys being involved in her community.

Here's what Lona has to say:

"I've seen it happen again and again: family caregivers – especially those in the "sandwich generation" (people balancing caregiving for their children and their elderly parents) – are filled with anxiety when it comes to making the right senior living and elder care decisions. The stakes are high because the health and safety of their senior loved one is at stake. But there are so many options and horror stories that they dread the thought, let alone the process, of doing the necessary research and planning.

"That's why I started Senior Living Advisor – to make senior housing and senior care less frightening and frustrating. Beyond that, I wanted to make the process easier for family caregivers and the seniors they care for."

My pledge to you:

  • I will provide superior "custom" customer service, one-on-one and tailored to your unique needs.
  • I will remain independent and will serve your needs as your advocate.
  • I will keep all affected parties informed and involved so any decisions made on behalf of the senior are  made with clarity, transparency and consensus.
  • I will treat your family as my own, with empathy and comforting care."

Your Senior Living Advisor Team:

Lona Newton
Owner, Senior Living Advisor LLC

Lona has owned and operated Senior Living Advisor since 2015 and has worked with seniors in hospitals and senior living facilities since 2008. She is passionate about helping seniors and their families successfully navigate the complex journeys of aging, including making decisions regarding living at home, receiving in-home care, or transitioning to a senior living facility. She is proud that Senior Living Advisor addresses this broad spectrum of needs. Lona holds a degree in Early Childhood Education from Ivy Tech/IU East. She is involved in many community organizations helping others in Zionsville and Carmel.

Kim Hastings
Senior Advisor

Kim is compassionate and committed to helping families make confident and comfortable choices for their senior care needs. With Senior Living Advisor, she brings unique and specialized Social Work skills to serve our clients. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Anderson University.

Brittani Hess
Geriatric Manager, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Brittani is a highly motivated and experienced Family Nurse Practitioner with a strong background of independent clinical decision-making and illness management for patients of all ages and backgrounds. She earned her Master’s Degree in Nursing with a Family Practitioner Focus from the University of Indianapolis; and has worked in hospitals and skilled nursing facilities.

Chris Elmore
RN/Palliative Advisor

Chris brings professional experience in critical care, nurse recruitment and pediatric staff development at Indiana University Medical Center. During the last seven years of her nursing career, she worked at Saint Francis Hospital in Indianapolis with the Palliative and Hospice Team. She earned her nursing diploma from Passavant Hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, followed by her BSN degree from Indiana School of Nursing in Indianapolis.

Laura Mobley

Laura Mobley has spent the majority of her career as a pediatric pharmacist at Ascension St. Vincent. She spent a season in the not-for-profit arena working for local organizations and churches in the world of foster care and adoption. Most recently, she helped vaccinate residents and staff at local senior living facilities. Laura is passionate about serving vulnerable and underserved populations, and is excited to bring her experience into the Senior Living Advisor team. Laura is married to Jason and has three kids, one who was adopted from China.

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