Care.com Launches Caregiver Guide to Senior Health Issues

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Elder care guide addresses common health conditions

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Providing care for loved ones as they get older is challenging, especially when a crisis hits

With the U.S. senior population estimated to grow to 77 million by the end of this decade, many people are faced with the challenge of providing adequate care for aging family members. Care.com (http://www.care.com ), the premier source of trustworthy family care options, has launched the Caregiver Guide to Senior Health Issues -- a comprehensive online resource that provides senior caregivers and family members expert advice on dealing with the challenges caused by common senior illnesses and conditions.

Care.com's Caregiver Guide to Senior Health Issues provides answers to frequently asked questions surrounding senior illnesses, senior conditions and therapies for senior health, among other relevant topics. The Caregiver Guide addresses a broad range of illnesses and conditions such as arthritis, heart disease, broken hips and vision loss.

Additionally, the guide is a comprehensive resource for family members on how to comfort and care for elderly loved ones as they battle an illness or struggle with the side effects from therapy. By providing answers to common questions around Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, chemotherapy, depression and more, families can feel better equipped to provide guidance and support for their aging relatives.

"Providing care for loved ones as they get older is challenging, especially when a crisis hits," said Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Founder and CEO of Care.com. "Sometimes the biggest obstacle facing families is knowing where to turn for information. We created the Caregiver Guide to Senior Health Issues to address the most commonly asked questions on relevant senior care issues."

In addition to the Caregiver Guide to Senior Health Issues, Care.com provides a national network of trusted elder caregivers. Families can find in-home care, transportation resources, senior companions and more by visiting Care.com and reviewing profiles of caregivers in their area. All caregiver profiles are pre-screened, and members can run free background checks, listen to recorded references and view caregiver ratings. These aspects of the service provide users an added layer of confidence and security when making important decisions regarding family care needs.

Launched in May 2007, Care.com helps families find babysitters, nannies, pet sitters, senior caregivers, housekeepers and tutors through a national network of trusted caregivers. For more information on Care.com's Caregiver Guide to Senior Health Issues, visit http://www.care.com/seniorcare .

About Care.com
Care.com (http://www.care.com ) is the premier source of trustworthy care options for children, pets, elderly parents and your home. The company provides a simple and safe way for families and individuals to manage their care needs. Care.com offers a full breadth of subscription-based services - child care, tutoring, senior care, pet care and housekeeping - to address the lifecycle of specific care needs, while providing free background checks and a suite of tools and resources for selecting the best care possible. The company was founded in 2006 with a mission to help people achieve a more balanced life through smart care connections.

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