Over the past couple of months, you may have noticed that I’ve been using the site SeniorAdvice.com as my go-to site for information and senior resources. I was very happy to be contacted by the powers behind the Senior Housing Search Engine and even happier to be asked to work with them. Although, I don’t have experience with senior housing options it is something that I’ve been wanting to educate myself about and this seemed to be the perfect opportunity.
To my knowledge, SeniorAdvice.com is the first of its kind in senior housing research. I know it’s the first one who doesn’t require you to give them anything, but a zip code. I mean in this day and age who does that?!? You put your zip in and suddenly you’re plugged into a real-time database of over 50,000 senior housing options all over the country. They include information on Nursing Homes, Assisted Living, Independent Living, Retirement homes, Memory Care, Adult Daycare, Home Healthcare, Hospice, and Respite Care.
What does this mean for you? A lot, if you have a loved one who will need any kind of senior care in the future. It’s overwhelming and devastating to have to move a loved one out of their home and place them into a care facility. Unfortunately, there are a lot of confusion, misinformation, and unscrupulous activity that sometimes goes on in the selection process.
This is something CEO & Founder Ryan Patterson found out first hand when his grandmother began to show signs if dementia. Going through this overwhelming ordeal with his own family spurred him to try and find a solution to the senior housing problem that is plaguing our nation. I hear horror stories all of the time, but when you’re in that situation you are often making emergency decisions and sometimes those can have dire consequences.
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Until now, there hasn’t been a way to gather information for researching your families best options. How do you find a loving environment, that is safe and clean when you’re working full time, taking care of other family members, or just confused at the whole process? Maybe you live across the country and are trying to make decisions for a parent. Could be your an active 55+ and you’re wanting to relocate to a retirement community. These are all huge problems in the sandwich generation world that we live in today.
Like I said before, SeniorAdvice.com is a Senior Housing Search Engine. You simply put in your zip code and it will give you a comprehensive list of every senior living facility in the vicinity where you need it. You get the address, pictures of the facility, phone numbers, links to the website, details about the facility, the community, and it also shows you the complaints and deficiencies that they have against them. They also have a place for reviews from other family members! Plus it tells you how far the nearest hospital, church, pharmacy, etc. is! They’ve definitely gone way above and beyond anything that I could have imagined.
This will benefit so many people. Not only would you be able to make an informed decision about your loved one’s care, but I also think this will have a two-fold effect. I think that as this brand new company grows it will put the senior housing facilities on notice that we require more transparency in the whole process. SeniorAdvice.com makes navigating the scary world of senior housing manageable.
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SeniorAdvice.com will even go a step further. With a little more information they will even email you the pricing details of the facility and even options for paying for it. Go over and try it out for yourself! All you need is a zip code and just look at all of the information right at your finger tips. While you’re there check out the information they also provide for other informative resources for the 55+ crowd. Here is a Survival Guide For Senior Caregivers. It’s packed full of great information just like that.
Now, this doesn’t mean that you don’t have to do your due diligence, but this is going to be a huge advantage to get started on your loved one’s final home. I know that a lot of people would pay dearly for a service like that, but Ryan and his company are making sure that EVERYONE has access to this vital information They even donate 5% of their companies profits to nonprofits who serve the aging community. It’s a great place to start when all you have are questions.
Starting on Monday, I’m going to be taking a closer look at all of these housing options. Since the retirement community intrigues me, I”m going to start with it.
- This is a compensated post, but all of the ideas & words are my very own.