In our mobile society, a large problem facing many families today is not knowing what elder care providers are available in the Texas city or town their loved one lives, when they themselves, live a distance away
Driftwood, TX (PRWEB) June 20, 2008
Elder Options of Texas, a free senior site and directory, is celebrating eight years of online services.
In January of 2000, Cheryl Culbertson, owner and founder of Elder Options of Texas, had a dream of creating a web site that would make it easier for families to access senior housing and care options, caregiver resources, home health providers and more throughout the state of Texas.
"In our mobile society, a large problem facing many families today is not knowing what elder care providers are available in the Texas city or town their loved one lives, when they themselves, live a distance away," said Cheryl Culbertson, owner and founder of Elder Options of Texas.
Today, hundreds of Texas companies that provide a variety of senior products and services to families in need are featured on Elder Options of Texas. Families have the opportunity to learn more about each company by reading their Company Profile section.
Like the rest of the nation, Texas will continue to grow older. The older adult population will grow more rapidly as Texas Boomers reach age 60 and older.
In 2000, the aged population comprised 13 percent of the Texas population, but by 2040, older adults will comprise almost one quarter (23%) of the total Texas population. In 2000, the 85-plus population group totals over 237,000; by 2040, they are projected to reach over 831,000, a 249.4 percent increase. SOURCE: Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services
In addition to featuring many companies who provide a variety of senior and elder care services, Elder Options of Texas has an internet Library full of informative articles to assist with understanding the differences in the many options available.
The "Ask a Question" section, moderated by top professionals in their fields, is a community service available free of charge. There is also a database for accessing not-for-profit and state agencies that provide services to low and fixed income elderly.
There are several additional sections within the web site that assist families become familiar with available housing and care options. Elder Options of Texas philosophy is the more knowledge one has the better decisions they will make.
Taking advantage of the the Internet, regardless where a family members live, opens the door to a wealth of information right at their finger tips.
Elder Options of Texas is a free online directory for locating a variety of senior services and elder care resources, including the services listed above, available throughout the state of Texas.
Tel: (512) 415-0567
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