San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 29, 2013
Searching through the over 800 senior care options in California just became easier for residents in San Francisco and San Ramon Valley thanks to CarePatrol Senior Care Assisted Living Referral Services. CarePatrol announced today the launch of a video tour website for those looking for a new way of searching for assisted living, independent living and memory care communities in Northern California.
The traditional approach for finding senior care is getting a list online somewhere and visiting care facilities in the area. However, with hundreds of senior care communities in California, it is almost impossible to visit every one of them. CarePatrol’s “Bring the Community To You” program features cloud-based video tours of hundreds of assisted living and other senior care communities in the nation for families to watch in the comfort and privacy of their own home.
“The 'Bring The Community To You' video tour program doesn’t stop there,” states Chuck Bongiovanni, CarePatrol’s CEO. “Our local nationally certified senior care advisors have pre-screened and reviewed the care and violation survey of every care option in our network. Our advisors then “match” loved one’s care needs to communities that could best serve them.”
Bongiovanni feels that families don’t just want a list of care communities anymore when looking for services like assisted living because finding the right care is personal to families. He continues to state, “Finding care is not like booking a hotel or airplane, these are real people with real needs who want and deserve personal attention. Anyone can give someone a list and tell them to go and visit communities.”
With CarePatrol, families looking for care simply go to the website, preview care communities’ short one minute video in their area and then call the local senior care advisor listed. The advisor then asks pertinent questions which helps him or her determine the level of care that is needed as well as the budget and location preference of the family. The advisors then “match” those needs with appropriate care communities who specialize in their individual care situation.
Armed with that information, the advisor then personally brings families to the “recommended” communities. The senior care advisor acts as an advocate for the potential resident and his or her family while touring, sometimes asking questions to the marketing director that the family may have forgotten to ask or feel uncomfortable asking.
The personal focus of care and service is quickly replacing the impersonal resources of information on the internet these days. “Why would families want to get a random list of communities by email when they can watch a video of a care community and receive personal attention from a certified expert in the area for free,” Bongiovanni questions. CarePatrol’s services are free to families because they are reimbursed by the community that families choose to reside in, much like a realtor who gets paid by the homeowner.
California offers larger apartment-style assisted living communities and smaller residential board and care homes which are located in local neighborhoods across the state. Both types of care options assist residents with activities of daily living like bathing, dressing, grooming, cooking and cleaning as well as incontinence care. They also provide social and recreational services for their residents. The average cost in California for assisted living services according to the 2012 MetLife Assisted Living and Senior Care Survey is $4,078.00 per month.
CarePatrol’s services are available in Northern California as well as other areas of the country. The cities of San Francisco and San Ramon Valley kick off CarePatrol’s “Bring The Community To You” program with other Northern California cities coming online shortly.