I’m excited to share news about a new online community just launched by A Place For Mom!!
SeniorAdvisor.com allows families to rate senior care services and communities and submit reviews based on their experience. This information can in turn be used by others who are in search of care.
Looking at care options is beyond overwhelming, and there is often more to a facility than meets the eye. While things may look great during a pre-arranged tour, nothing is more valuable than hearing from folks who have had first hand experience with the facility, staff, and care provided.
The tool will only be as good as the input and reviews received from consumers, so if you have experience, please consider taking a few minutes to write a review. You’ll be helping other families navigate the challenging course that ultimately leads to finding the right care for their loved one.
If you’re on the other side of the equation and are currently looking at care options, SeniorAdvisor.com is a great tool to keep in your back pocket as one of your resources!
Leo Friedman said:
Great to see you mention a fellow senior review site. There is absolutely an inherent lack of information and transparency around senior care providers online.
We launched http://www.GoldenReviews.com because we are passionate about improving senior care through transparency. Reviews provide insights that improve senior lives.
For a number of reasons, the majority of families and residents simply do not post senior care reviews online. To tackle the issue, we proactively seek out families’ and residents’ experiences with nursing homes, assisted living, in home care and independent living facilities.
We encourage you to rate it forward and add your review.
There is a critical need for this sort of thing. HONEST reviews…good and bad. I would encourage those who have had negative experiences to share them also – potentially saving other families from future heartache. Things are not what they seem in so many of these places….. I cringe when I read reviews that say, “We toured xyz community, and it looked great so we’re moving in.” That is just nipping at the surface; we must dig so much deeper as part of the due diligence process. Unfortunately, many of us have learned that the hard way.
Thanks for commenting, Leo, and for the great work you’re doing!