Sarasota, Florida (PRWEB) July 12, 2014
During the past century, mankind has gained more years of average life expectancy than in the last 10,000 years. Today more than 20% of the Western population is over 60 years of age, and the proportion of those over 85 is growing six times faster than the population as a whole. In the United States the eldercare community is exploding and it is just getting started as the baby boom generation cares for their aging parents and will 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. The fact is most 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!
Researching the home care needs of loved ones, trying to understand Medicare and Medicaid, finding respite and locating quality providers is a full-time job for millions. More often when people research eldercare topics online they are not looking for a specific provider right away, generally they are seeking information to become a more informed and knowledgeable consumer. Caregivers want to know things like: What is long-term care? Who pays for it? What questions should I ask when considering a provider? Many 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.
In 2011 ElderCare Resources® USA endeavored to solve the problem that millions of seniors and caregivers contend with everyday, and that is to locate information and resources necessary to provide quality care for an aging parent, spouse, relative or friend. "We developed a network of resource sites where visitors can find hundreds of informative articles, watch videos, download helpful guides, check Medicare alerts, learn from nationally recognized experts and connect with key local providers, all on one easy-to-navigate website" said Steven Bailey, President of ElderCare Resources® USA. Today the Network consists of over 100 senior resource sites throughout North America including the 50 state specific sites. "Unlike many senior sites focused on lead generation, we do not sell our visitor information. We are a free comprehensive resource to millions of seniors and caregivers who are looking for "real" information and often during a stressful time for the entire family” said Michael Bunton, Chief Technology Officer of ElderCare Resources® USA.
Partnering with national organizations such as the Society of Certified Senior Advisors (CSA)® and Visiting Angels® allows ElderCare Resources® USA to efficiently engage qualified local providers nationwide while staying true to their mission. From their national website: http://www.ElderCareResourcesUSA.com/ visitors can access all 50 U.S. state websites and a growing number of local city sites within this extensive online network.
About ElderCare Resources® USA:
ElderCare Resources® USA (and Canada) is dedicated to empowering seniors and their caregivers to obtain the knowledge and resources necessary to provide quality care for an aging parent, spouse, relative or friend. Founded in 2011 they are now the only national network of online destination sites reaching seniors and caregivers at the state and local level.