SeniorHomes.com 2012 Best of the Web Awards Winners Announced

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People's Choice Winners Also Identified Based On Popular Vote

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SeniorHomes.com 2012 Best of the Web

From hundreds of nominees and dozens of finalists, our judges had the monumental task of selecting just one winner in each category.

SeniorHomes.com, an online directory and resource for seniors and their families searching for senior care or senior housing, has announced the winners in its second-annual SeniorHomes.com Best of the Web Awards. The SeniorHomes.com 2012 Best of the Web contest aims to identify the most valuable resources across the web for seniors, caregivers and industry professionals in numerous categories. Winners in each of the ten categories were chosen by a panel of leading experts in the senior living industry. In addition, SeniorHomes.com is recognizing popular vote winners with first ever SeniorHomes 2012 Best of the Web Peoples’ Choice Awards.

“We’re very excited to announce the winners of this year’s Best of the Web contest,” says Chris Rodde, CEO of SeniorHomes.com. “From hundreds of nominees and dozens of finalists, our judges had the monumental task of selecting just one winner in each category. Special Kudos goes out to the Peoples’ Choice award winners for being selected by popular vote as tops in their respective categories.”

“It’s thrilling to know there are so many quality resources across the web for seniors, caregivers and industry professionals,” Rodde says. “Congratulations to each of this year’s winners. I’m proud to be a part of an industry with so many dedicated professionals who are working to bring such great resources to our seniors, their families, their caregivers and industry professionals.”

Congratulations to Our Category Winners:

Winners in Consumer Resources

  •     Best Websites and Newsletters for Caregivers - SageMinder
  •     Best Senior Living Blogs by Individuals - Minding Our Elders
  •     Best Senior Living Blogs by Organizations – New Old Age Blog, The New York Times
  •     Best Government & Education Resource Sites – Medicare.gov
  •     Best Senior Living Online Retailers - Parentgiving

Winners in Industry Recognition and Resources

  •     Best Senior Living Provider Websites – Emeritus Senior Living
  •     Best Designed Senior Living Provider Websites – Brookdale Senior Living
  •     Social Media Rockstars – Individuals – Eleanor Barbera, Ph.D.
  •     Social Media Rockstars – Organizations – Leeza’s Place
  •     Best Senior Living Industry Resources – McKnight’s Long Term Care News

Winners were selected by a panel of 19 judges hailing from all corners of the industry. This year’s panel includes Patrick Roden, CEO of AginingInPlace.com, Deeena Neste, founder of Mature Market Sales Source and Jaclyn Allmon, manager of Internet Marketing for ALFA, among others.

Rating rubrics have been defined on a category level to ensure the most objective and relevant feedback, but include criteria such as:

  •     Quality of content
  •     Credibility and accuracy
  •     Navigation and design
  •     Usability
  •     Frequency of posts
  •     Other category-specific qualifiers

The nominees with the most cumulative Google+1s and Facebook likes in each category have been deemed the People’s Choice winner by popular vote.

Congratulations to Our People’s Choice Winners:

Winners in Consumer Resources

  •     Best Websites and Newsletters for Caregivers – HomeCare.com
  •     Best Senior Living Blogs by Individuals – The Care Company Blog
  •     Best Senior Living Blogs by Organizations – Caregiver Tips
  •     Best Government & Education Resource Sites – Stockton Center for Successful Aging
  •     Best Senior Living Online Retailers – Resistance Chair

Winners in Industry Recognition and Resources

  •     Best Senior Living Provider Websites – Synergy HomeCare
  •     Best Designed Senior Living Provider Websites – Emeritus Senior Living
  •     Social Media Rockstars – Organizations – Leeza’s Place
  •     Best Senior Living Industry Resources – GlynnDevins Blog

Among the hundreds of nominations received during this year’s contest, each and every one is deserving of an award. Be sure to visit the SeniorHomes.com 2012 Best of the Web Awards contest page to review every nominee and finalist.

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