Friday, February 9, 2007

A Place for Mom Revolutionizes Elder Care with New Social Networking Site for Baby Boomers Facing Senior Care Issues with their Aging Parents: New Web site offers online community of Baby Boomers and healthcare professionals sharing experiences, advice and questions; adds more than 100 new articles covering a broad range of senior care topics

A Place for Mom Revolutionizes Elder Care with New Social Networking Site for Baby Boomers Facing Senior Care Issues with their Aging Parents: New Web site offers online community of Baby Boomers and healthcare professionals sharing experiences, advice and questions; adds more than 100 new articles covering a broad range of senior care topics

Some 20 million Baby Boomers are caring for their families, while trying to provide care for aging parents. A recent survey by AARP found that nearly 70 percent of adult children have not talked to their parents about issues related to aging. A new, comprehensive Web site resource provides answers, support and education for these families.

SEATTLE (PRWEB) April 8, 2008

 A Place for Mom, the nation's largest elder care referral service and a free option for families seeking senior care living guidance, has launched a new Web site and online elder care community at www. aplaceformom. com. This unique resource provides families a place to exchange experiences and perspectives about caring for aging loved ones, communicate with hundreds of elder care experts and learn from over 100 articles covering a broad range of senior care topics.

"Our nationwide network of 300 elder care advisors is already helping 22,000 families a month find a variety of elder care options," said Pamala Temple, president and founder of A Place for Mom. "We are thrilled to provide this new, online community resource. Making decisions about long term care for a loved one can be difficult and stressful. Now families can share their experiences with others through discussion boards and online support groups and find help with the many challenging aspects of caring for and finding care for an aging parent."

Discussion boards, blogs and articles cover a broad range of topics, including, dementia and Alzheimer's disease, paying for long-term senior care, moving Mom or Dad, driving and the elderly, coping with guilt around elder care, parenting your parents, elderly depression, senior fall prevention, warning signs, and many other topics.

"We are particularly excited about the quality and value of the educational elder care articles," notes Temple. "The material is authored by experts in the field and is unique to our Web site. Each article also has a discussion board for questions, comments and answers."

"With the addition of the online community, families now have thousands more resources to make informed decisions about the quality of life of their elderly loved ones."

About A Place for Mom

A Place for Mom is the nation's largest elder care referral network serving families who are searching for care options for elderly loved ones. A Place for Mom has over 12,000 long-term care communities in its referral network such as assisted living, nursing homes, Alzheimer's care, residential care homes, independent living, and home care options. Families can review detailed information about their local elder care providers online, and get free personal, professional assistance by telephone from one of 300 local eldercare advisors. A Place for Mom's referral network of long-term care providers covers more than 3,000 cities in the U. S. For more information, visit http://www. aplaceformom. com (http://www. aplaceformom. com) or call 1-866-333-3110.