SENECA, S.C., Oct. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Caring for parents in their senior years is a role reversal for which most family caregivers find themselves unprepared from knowledge and emotional standpoints. Knowing senior loved ones need help in living the lives they want but not knowing how to give them that help is frustrating and can be harmful for both the senior and caring family member. Eight years ago Senior Care Corner® was a startup with a mission of filling those gaps, an effort that is still going strong today.
Motivated by needs identified through personal experience and conversations with other family caregivers, Senior Care Corner (http://www.SeniorCareCorner.com) arrived on the web in 2007 with their premier article discussing ways to make the homes of senior loved ones friendlier to their needs.
From that start have come thousands of articles, Internet radio show episodes, and social media posts addressing a wide range of topics covering the needs of seniors and the family members caring for and about them.
Thanks and other feedback from many of the more than 5,000 monthly visitors to the "Corner" inspire co-founders Kathy and Barry Birkett, family caregivers themselves, to publish three articles weekly and reach out to other caregivers through social media.
"We love all the comments and thanks we get from our visitors," says Kathy Birkett. "It makes all the work worthwhile when they tell us how we've helped them improve some aspects of their senior loved ones' lives."
In addition to direct feedback they receive, Senior Care Corner's outreach is extended through the pickup of their articles by websites across the web and requests to participate in online panels and contribute to the publications of other experts.
Areas of emphasis covered by Senior Care Corner include Aging in Place, Technology for Seniors and Caregivers, Senior Health and Nutrition, Alzheimer's Disease, End of Life Considerations, and Caring for the Family Caregiver.
"Innovations in technology are rapidly changing the lives of everyone and will be key to seniors' ability to live safely and happily in their homes longer than ever before," says Barry Birkett, Senior Care Corner's Technology Editor. "At the same time, technology presents challenges in implementation that family caregivers are uniquely positioned to address if given the right resources, which we aim to do."
Senior Care Corner is a labor of love for the Birketts, who would like to see their work become financially self-supporting. As Kathy explains, "we are hopeful of attracting sponsorship that would allow us to fill even more needs of family caregivers, including educational materials and a forum for sharing experiences."
"With the ranks of family caregivers continuing to grow along with the senior population and their need for care," she continues, "we are looking forward to many more years of helping to improve the lives of both."
About Senior Care Corner
Senior Care Corner®, on the web at http://www.SeniorCareCorner.com, provides information, insights, tips and resources on topics of interest to those who care for and about senior adults, especially family caregivers.
Contact: Kathy Birkett at 646-580-5669 or Email
SOURCE Senior Care Corner