"Helping older adults like their kids would, if they could."

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Julie Katz

Julie Katz


My name is Julie Katz, I live in Akron, Ohio. I’m a former licensed nursing home administrator in the State of Ohio. I was the administrator of a 200 unit senior apartment in Cleveland. I am a blogger writing about issues for adult children of aging parents, which I am passionate about. My goal is to be considered as their extra daughter.

Most importantly, I am a loving daughter to my older parents, and I believe everyone deserves to be treated with kindness and respect. My parents live 500 miles away and I understand the anxiety of having aging parents so far away.

Our Services

The Extra Daughter, LLC offers Senior Concierge Services. Respect and kindness are the hallmarks of what we do. We truly care about our clients, and treat them like we would our own family members. Maintaining independence and dignity is our company’s mission. Whether you need transportation, companionship or meal preparation, The Extra Daughter is there.
Our Services

How can we help?

Here is a list of services we can provide you with:


We will accompany you on shopping trips but we won’t stop there. “Your Extra Daughter” will put your purchases in carts, the car and away at your residence.

Medical Appointment

Medical Appointments

We not only drive you to your medical appointment, we are there to be your advocate. If you wish, we will interact with your medical provider and help you understand any follow-up required. With your permission, we can pass that information along to your family members.



The Extra Daughter can provide daytime companionship for people with mild dementia or those who are just lonely. We help clients structure their days with meaningful activities. Respite care is also available for caregivers who need to get away for a few hours for their own appointments or just to relax. We strive to be like a friend.


Emergency Companionship

If you encounter an emergency medical or other situation, we can be there any time of day or night to accompany you if your family cannot.

If you don’t see what you are looking for or are in need of special services, please reach out to us to see if we can help with a specific need.

Grocery Shopping

What People Say About The Extra Daughter

“When I do errands with Julie I feel like I am shopping with a friend. I never feel like a burden.” — Dorothy P., client

“Julie is dependable, very competent and well trained in working with those who have dementia with excellent communication and coordination skills with family members, and always professional.” —FC, daughter of Dorothy C.

“You have been such a godsend and made us feel so much more comfortable about being away.” — Beth S., Daughter-in-law of P.S.

“Julie grocery shops for me. She is efficient and accurate. The best part is chatting with her when she brings in my groceries. I’m so glad I met her.” — C.P., Client

When my children told me they had “hired” someone to be a companion while they were gone, I thought it was not necessarily. I was wrong. Julie & Randy have been wonderful and very helpful to me.” — Phyllis S.

Julie’s Blog

See our latest blog posts!

Caregivers and loneliness. You can feel lonely hundreds of miles away.

Caregiving is usually done alone A caregiver living with someone who requires full time or near full time care can feel very isolated and lonely. His or her interests and pursuits are no longer possible to do - their entire existence is being a caregiver. Friends and...

Dehydration and the elderly – a serious problem

While mild dehydration can be uncomfortable to most of us, severe dehydration in the elderly can be deadly. Worse, older adults are less likely to feel thirsty. When we age, we don't feel as thirsty as we did. The signals that told us to drink are dulled. Adding to...

When to give up trying and let go.

If you try to do everything that is best for your aging parents or relative you may hit resistance from the very person you are trying to help. Maybe you want them to exercise, eat better, stop smoking or stop driving. You have been understanding, tough, screamed,...

Should you move your relative to a long-term care facility?

Moving someone you love to a long-term care facility can be one of the most difficult decisions you can make. Some people feel guilt that they have not done enough for their loved one or they are sentencing them to death. The truth is you may be providing them with...

Which child should a parent move close to? 7 considerations

When it is obvious that your aging parents need more support than they have in the past, yet none of their children live near them and they need to be closer to family, which child should they choose to move close to? When there is more than one adult child who is...

Should you parent move to be closer to you? Seven considerations.

If you parent is aging and it is obvious they can no longer live independently, should they move to be closer in proximity to you?

What is considered a legal emergency for older adults?

At Palambo & Sweet, an eldercare law firm, we do Medicaid planning and conserve significant assets for family members from the nursing home. We often save families their life savings, as well as peace of mind. There are...

Are you ready for disaster?

Your parents are fine living independently until they are not. Your parents may be doing 'okay' living independently. The situation is not as ideal as it was ten years ago, but they are managing. That is until someone falls and breaks a bone, needs surgery, has a...

A year and a half of crazy & touching stories as The Extra Daughter

My team and I have done some crazy things but also made wonderful relationships In the last year and a half since The Extra Daughter was founded, we have done some unusual (to say the least) tasks and formed some strong bonds with our clients. Read on: We have:...

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Phone: (330) 289-7519

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