SAN MATEO, Calif., Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Caring.com, the most visited and comprehensive online resource for caregivers, today announced a partnership with ElderLawAnswers, the Web's foremost site for elder law information. Caring.com is expanding its industry-leading Senior Living Directory to include elder law attorney information and legal resources. The partnership will help caregivers find qualified, prescreened attorneys, searchable by location, directly through Caring.com's directory of elder law attorneys.
"Caring.com continually adds new resources to our Senior Living Directory, and teaming with ElderLawAnswers helps us deliver a valuable new tool to caregivers," said Andy Cohen, co-founder and CEO of Caring.com. "By providing access to elder law attorneys, we're expanding our extensive legal resources for caregivers."
"ElderLawAnswers knows the combination of an informed consumer and a qualified attorney produces the best legal results for the client," said Harry Margolis, founder and president of ElderLawAnswers, a popular website for elder law information and attorneys. "Our partnership with Caring.com will provide consumers with expanded access to qualified elder law attorneys in their area."
Caring.com's Senior Living Directory gives caregivers access to information about senior living centers, in-home care providers, retirement communities, senior home remodeling services, and more. Attorney listings will include each lawyer's address, phone number, photo, and office location map. Site visitors will have an opportunity to write reviews of listed lawyers. Attorneys can upgrade to enhanced listings that include prominence in search results and the ability to accept online client inquiries.
In addition to helping caregivers find legal support in their communities, Caring.com provides trusted guidance and legal insights from senior editors and attorneys Barbara Kate Repa and Joseph Matthews. Repa and Matthews contribute information about Medicare and Medicaid, power of attorney issues, estate planning, wills, guardianship, and more. Visitors to Caring.com may submit questions to Repa and Matthews in the Ask & Answer forum, which includes more than 26,000 answers to caregiver questions, with many answers related to legal concerns.
Since its launch in 2001, ElderLawAnswers has provided the public with a storehouse of information and an online listing of its members, free of charge. ElderLawAnswers members are attorneys who devote the bulk of their practice to the estate planning and long-term care needs of older clients and their families. Through ElderLawAnswers, these attorneys have access to an array of tools designed to help them give better-quality services to their clients and educate their local communities on elder law issues.
Caring.com is the leading online destination for caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones. Caring.com offers helpful content, advice from leading experts, a supportive community of caregivers, and a comprehensive Senior Living Directory. Based in San Mateo, California, Caring.com is a private company funded by DCM, Intel Capital, Shasta Ventures, and Split Rock Partners.
ElderLawAnswers.com is the leading online destination for consumers seeking information about legal issues facing seniors and their families. In addition to providing an unparalleled level of information, which is constantly updated, the site includes a directory of more than 500 leading elder law firms from every part of the nation. Based in Providence, Rhode Island, ElderLawAnswers was founded by Harry S. Margolis, a practicing elder law attorney in Boston, Massachusetts, and editor of The ElderLaw Report and the ElderLaw Forms Manual, both published by Wolters Kluwer.