Tallahassee, Florida (PRWEB) January 09, 2014
Founded in 2011, ElderCare Resources® USA is now the only national network of consumer resource sites where seniors and caregivers can find 100’s of informative articles, watch videos, download helpful guides, check Medicare alerts and even ask a nationally recognized Gerontologist about aging and caregiving issues all on one easy to navigate website. “Currently we have city sites in 30 markets throughout North America with an additional 25 city sites planned for 2014. Now we are excited to launch our 50 U.S. State sites, it’s what we call The Power of 50, to further expand our footprint.” said Steven Bailey President at ElderCare Resources® USA.
Researching the home care needs of loved ones, trying to understand Medicare and Medicaid, finding respite and locating quality eldercare providers is a full-time job for millions. Nearly 90% of online adults have used the Internet for healthcare information, and in the last five years the number of seniors using the Internet has risen by over 60%. Often times when people research eldercare online they are not looking for a specific provider right away, generally they are seeking information to become a more informed and knowledgeable consumer or caregiver. Many family caregivers become voracious information consumers who regularly tap into online resources to help care for a family member or to cope with the overwhelming challenges often associated with managing the affairs of the elderly. ElderCare Resources® USA helps seniors and their caregivers to easily find these services and providers along with articles, information, resources and professional advice when they need it most.
From their national website: http://www.ElderCareResourcesUSA.com/ visitors can now access all 50 U.S. State websites and a growing number of local city sites within this extensive online network. And for tech savvy seniors or family members these sites are also mobile friendly.
The elder care community is exploding and it is just getting started as the baby boom generation cares for their aging parents and will also require care themselves as they transition into their own senior years. By 2030, almost one out of every five Americans will be 65 or older and it is projected that the 75+ populations will increase 70% by 2025. This elder population explosion means that more and more adult children will be seeking resources to help care for their aging parents. Fact is 75% of seniors rely on their adult children to guide them with important decisions concerning healthcare, housing, legal issues and finances. Nearly 80 Million Baby Boomers now have parents in need of elder care resources…and they are turning to the Internet to get it!
Today over 45 million of the adult family caregivers care for someone over 50 years of age and 15+ million care for someone who has Alzheimer's disease or other dementia. According to Pew Research 4 in 10 U.S. adults are now caring for a sick or elderly family member as the population ages. And 6 in 10 family caregivers are currently employed. A recent survey conducted by MetLife, estimated that the aggregate cost of caregiving in lost productivity to US businesses is approximately $34 Billion per year! In 2009, the estimated economic value of unpaid caregiving in the U.S. alone was approximately $450 billion, more than both federal and state spending for medical and long-term care services in that same year. ElderCare Resources® USA salutes these unsung heroes.
About ElderCare Resources® USA:
ElderCare Resources® USA and Canada is dedicated to empowering seniors and their caregivers to obtain the knowledge and resources needed to provide quality care for an aging parent, spouse, relative or friend. ElderCare Resources® has successfully married two of the fastest growing market segments today, Eldercare and the Internet. Founded in 2011 they are now the only National Networks of consumer resource sites attracting millions of seniors, caregivers and important purchase influencers. The success of many of the city sites are driven by individual owners who have a sincere interest in bringing this great community resource to local seniors and caregivers.