Seattle, WA (PRWEB) April 30, 2014
SeniorHomes.com, a leading, nationwide directory of senior housing and senior care options, is thrilled to announce the finalists in the first phase of the 2014 Best Senior Living Awards, a program designed to recognize the best senior living blogs, websites and newsletters.
Finalists were determined based on popular vote as of April 28, 2014. Nominees earning a spot in the finalist round will be judged by a panel of leading senior living experts, based on a set of category-specific, standardized rating criteria. Expert judges also have the opportunity to add comments and offer suggestions, providing valuable feedback for finalists.
“We’re thrilled with the response to our fourth annual awards program,” says Chris Rodde, CEO of SeniorHomes.com. “It gives us the opportunity to recognize and bring some attention to some of the most helpful resources out there for seniors, caregivers and senior living professionals. The amount of engagement we see really shows us that this program is valuable to the online community.”
Public voting will continue for all nominees, including those that have not moved on to the finals, in order to determine the People’s Choice winners, determined based on popular vote as of May 12, 2014.
The 2014 SeniorHomes.com Best Senior Living Awards Expert Judge Panel includes 21 leading senior living professionals, caregiver advocates, award-winning authors and senior living marketing professionals. Twelve judges have served in past years, a few for four consecutive years.
For a list of this year’s expert judges and their backgrounds, visit http://www.seniorhomes.com/p/2014-best-senior-living-awards-judges/.
Finalists have been identified for the following categories:
Best Caregiver Websites
Best Caregiver Newsletters
Best Boomer Resources
Best Senior Living Blogs by Individuals
Best Senior Living Blogs by Organizations
Most Respected Senior Living Charities
Most Innovative Senior Living Products
Best Government & Education Resource Sites
Best Books for Aging & Caregiving (new in 2014) (Note: Finalists have been named in this category but will not be rated by judges. This category will be rated using an algorithm encompassing book reviews and other metrics.)
Best Senior Living Provider Websites: Large Companies
Best Senior Living Provider Websites: Small Companies (< 10 communities)
Social Media Rockstars – Organizations
Best Senior Living Industry Resources
Biggest Senior Living Advocate (new in 2014)
A few categories are based solely on popular vote or other criteria, and are not judged by the expert panel. These categories include:
Most Inspiring Seniors
Social Media Rockstars – Individuals
Best Sales and Marketing Consultants
Best Small Cities for Senior Living (new in 2014)
Best Big Cities for Senior Living (new in 2014)
Winners for all categories, including People’s Choice winners (based solely on popular vote as of May 12, 2014), will be announced on May 19, 2014.
For more details about the 2014 Best Senior Living Awards, expert judges, categories and criteria, visit http://www.seniorhomes.com/p/2014-best-senior-living-awards/
SeniorHomes.com (http://www.seniorhomes.com) is a free resource for families looking for senior housing or senior care for a loved one or themselves. SeniorHomes.com features expert-written articles, a free care advisor service and a comprehensive directory of care options with community ratings and family reviews.