"A Skilled Nursing Home versus an Independent Living community can set you on two very different paths,” says Ross.
(PRWEB) October 30, 2012
In a response to high demand and the need for specific searches of senior housing for older adults, http://www.SeniorsGuideOnline.com has released a new feature to its website that allows visitors to browse by care level.
Senior Citizens, Adult Children Caregivers, Social Workers and Case Managers can now conduct specific searches for Active Adults Homes, Senior Apartments, Independent Living, Assisted Living, Continuing Care, Respite Care, Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care, Nursing Home Care, Rehabilitation Care, and other skilled needs a loved one may have.
“The need to browse by care level for senior housing and home health care is very important in a time of need or crisis,” says Katharine Ross, Director of Publishing for Seniors Guide and SeniorsGuideOnline.com.
“Inquiring for yourself or a loved one about a Skilled Nursing Home versus an Independent Living community can set you on two very different paths,” says Ross.
Seniors Guide’s new Care Level Search feature allows visitors to choose their city and the level of care needed to bring up a comprehensive list of communities that can help. The Care Level Search can be located on the front page of SeniorsGuideOnline.com as well as individual senior housing community web listings on the site.
“Providing qualified search results to our visitors is important to direct them to the quickest form of care,” says Ross.
“Whether you are doing research to make a move in the next year or have an immediate need due to a stroke or sudden health crisis – the time saved can really mean a lot”.
For older adults looking to make a housing change to something more maintenance free or with an area of their peers, a Senior Friendly Apartment, Active Adult Housing Community or Independent Living would be the most suitable option.
If there is mild to extreme assistance needed in health care, older adults may want to consider an Assisted Living, Rehabilitation, a Skilled Nursing Home or a community that specializes in care of residents with Alzheimer’s or other forms of Dementia or memory loss.
If visitors to SeniorsGuideOnline.com are unsure which level of care is needed, the senior housing website features an interactive questionnaire called, “Assessing Care Solutions” that asks a series of a questions that will lead to the right care options dependent on answers.
“From our experience working with older adults, retirement communities and visitor studies we found there was a challenge with terminology and definition. There was a need for education”.
In addition to the new Care Level Search function, Care Level Questionnaire and Helpful Information article library, the website also offers definitions of health terms relating to caring for seniors and older adults.
“These are words and industry terms seniors and their families will hear from their Doctor, Discharge Planners and friends that they may be too ashamed to ask for a clear definition if it’s a new word” says Ross.
Seniors Guide, a Richmond, Va. -based company publishes Seniors Guide magazines throughout Cincinnati, Ohio; Dayton, Ohio; Indianapolis, Indiana; Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina; Richmond, Virginia; and Roanoke-Lynchburg, Virginia and features a correlating website of http://www.SeniorsGuideOnline.com. Seniors Guide’s mission is to help seniors and their families find the information they need on options available in senior housing, senior care, assisted living, independent senior living, retirement communities and other retirement living needs. Seniors Guide also has resources at http://www.seniorproductsservices.com for Cincinnati, Ohio; Dayton, Ohio; Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina; and Richmond, VA. Ross Publishing, Seniors Guide’s parent company, began in 1991 and has been publishing helpful, free publications and websites ever since.