About Us

Step Ahead Senior Care is based in Elk Grove and Sacramento, California. Our Aging Life Care Managers offer care management, a premier service for older adults, families and professionals dealing with elder care issues and needs. Step Ahead Senior Care provides a range of services that provide solutions for issues of aging and serves people living in the greater Sacramento County area.

Our History

Step Ahead Senior Care was founded in 2013 by Karen Jan who  originally planned to serve the Elk Grove area. The company quickly expanded throughout Sacramento County and now services the needs of adults of all ages who need assistance in managing the challenges life often presents.

Our mission is to serve as a guide and advocate for adults in order to maximize their independence and improve their quality of life, as well as reduce the stress on families through our high quality care and support system.

Step Ahead Senior Care is committed to helping adults of all ages take that necessary “step” toward their optimal future. We understand that health, wellness, and life goals change over time. Therefore by building a partnership, we can set new goals together that reflect an individual’s current needs, past and present interests, and future goals. This partnership is bound by sincere respect and consideration for the characteristics and qualities that make older adults and their families unique. With this acute awareness, we can recommend thoughtful, personalized lifestyle improvements necessary to ensure a productive and bright future.

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Our Partners

It takes a village to care for an elder…

We are proud to work with healthcare professionals and leaders in geriatric medicine, law, housing, finance, home care and other key areas to support adults, seniors and their families.

Step Ahead Senior Care is well prepared to collaborate with individuals and their families to find the best services, options and resources.

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Professional Memberships

We pride ourselves in our commitment to stay abreast of the ever-changing landscape of senior services and aging research. To this end, we are members of the following professional organizations:

  • Aging Life Care Association
  • The American Geriatrics Society
  • California Association of Health Care Services at Home
  • Better Business Bureau
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Karen Jan, RN,MSN

KarenWebSmall140x175Karen Jan, RN, PHN, MSN, is the CEO and founder of Step Ahead Senior Care.

Karen has 30 years of nursing experience in a variety of health care settings, specifically focused in caring for the adult population. Her diverse medical career includes hands-on clinical work in acute care and home health care, as well as administrative work for quality improvement in acute care, long term care, rehabilitative settings, and for the Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly.

In addition, Karen has years of academic experience as a nurse educator in Geriatrics, training nursing students in the classroom, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and simulation laboratories. She continues to teach NCLEX prepartory classes to new nursing graduates, serves as an Excellence in Care Clinical Consultant for the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, provides clinical education  for Ashfield Health Care providing in-services and support to persons Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis and other chronic illnesses. In addition, she maintains an ongoing partnership with All For You Home Care as a Care Management Consultant.

AgingLifeCare_Member_Logo_ColorKaren brings her vast experience and knowledge of health care – specifically, eldercare management – to Step Ahead Senior Care. She has a unique and deep understanding of the complex issues of older adults and can provide solutions to effectively support and improve the lives of the elderly and their families.


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