NAPLES, Fla., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- AgingCare.com, a website and community forum for people taking care of elderly parents, has created a directory tool that lets family caregivers find senior care facilities in their local area. The directory, www.agingcare.com/Find-Senior-Care/ is free to use, and quickly connects caregivers with local senior care services and providers. The Directory includes assisted living facilities, home health care services, nursing homes, hospice, geriatric care managers and independent living residences.
The directory provides contact information, a description of the provider, a map of the location, photos of the care facility and a form caregivers can fill out to request more information.
"Moving a parent to assisted living or a nursing home is just as hard for the children of aging parents as it is for the parents. In fact, it is one of the hardest decisions we have to make in life," says Joe Buckheit, publisher of AgingCare.com. "With so many choices, families are overwhelmed, and don't know where to start the search for a facility that will meet their parent's needs. The AgingCare.com Directory is an invaluable tool for conducting research and finding local senior care."
AgingCare.com editor Marlo Sollitto provides an example of a typical website visitor who would benefit from the Local Senior Care Provider Directory: "A caregiver's mother might be in advanced stages of Alzheimer's disease. When she could no longer take care of her mother at home, the daughter wanted to find the best nursing home that was also close to home. Using the AgingCare.com Directory saved this caregiver considerable time, because she was able to get information on providers and map their locations, a process which greatly expedited the research and selection process. More importantly, caregivers have peace of mind, knowing they have chosen the right housing, to help ensure their parent will be happy and cared for."
In addition, the AgingCare.com community at www.agingcare.com/Community, lets caregivers get support and inspiration from others who are facing similar elder care issues.
Agingcare.com is a website and online forum for people caring for their aging parents. As the Facebook for caregivers, Agingcare.com lets those caring for aging parents communicate with each other, get answers from elder care experts and access news, information and products related to caregiving. For more information, visit www.agingcare.com or call 239-594-3202.