Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) May 16, 2012
Found at http://www.ECRPittsburgh.com, ElderCareResources™ Pittsburgh is the area’s premiere elder care resource website. Local seniors and their caregivers can watch helpful videos, read informative articles, download comprehensive guides, locate top area providers, even ask a nationally recognized gerontologist about health care and elder care related concerns. All on one easy to use website.
The elder care community is exploding as the baby boom generation cares for their aging parents and will require care themselves in the coming years. People 65 years and older represent the fastest growing age group in the United States, with approximately 10,000 people turning 65 every day. This elder population explosion means that more and more adult children will be seeking resources to help care for their aging parents. The fact is 75% of seniors rely on their adult children to guide them with important decisions concerning health and finance. Nearly 80 million baby boomers now have parents in need of elder care resources…and they are turning to the Internet to get it!
In the last five years, the number of seniors using the internet has risen by over 60%! “Nearly 90% of online adults have used the Internet for health care information. With most consumers looking online when researching services and products in their local area, health care providers need to be in the right place at the right time. By becoming a member of the ECRPittsburgh™ website, a local business or professional can put their information in front of web-savvy seniors, family members, caregivers, and key purchase influencers,” said Dr. Chris Carver, owner of ElderCareResources™ Pittsburgh.
ECRPittsburgh.com helps seniors and their caregivers, both locally and out of state, to easily find services and access information, resources, and professional advice when they need it. Researching the needs of their loved ones, trying to understand Medicare and Medicaid, finding respite and assistance, and locating quality providers is a full-time job for millions. The problem is six out of every ten family caregivers are currently employed. A recent survey conducted by MetLife, estimated that the aggregate cost of care giving, in lost productivity to US businesses, is approximately $34 Billion per year! ECRPittsburgh is designed to simplify the process of information gathering. This will help the caregiver as well as the businesses where they are employed.
ECRPittsburgh.com is a local run business and will also be taking their program off line as well. “We will introduce our resource website directly to front line nurses, physicians, case workers, senior centers, churches, synagogues, and HR departments throughout the greater Pittsburgh metro area. These are often the professionals that consumers seek advice from as to where to locate elder care resources, products, and services. These professionals are in a position to share our free online service to seniors and caregivers that truly need this information,” said Dr. Carver.
ECRPittsburgh is a member of the growing ElderCareResources™ USA Network of websites. Elder Care Resources™ is dedicated to empowering area seniors and their caregivers to obtain the knowledge and resources needed to provide quality care for an aging relative, spouse, or friend.
Contact: Chris Carver, OD 412-446-8183 • info(at)ECRPittsburgh(dot)com