Sunday, March 23, 2008

Reviews for Adult Care Facilities

Medicare's "Nursing Home Compare" provides a way to evaluate nursing homes by providing state inspection information, number of registered nurses, and resident characteristics. This is a very good resource. However, it would be nice to have more information about the facilities and the quality of life for the residents at these facilities.

A recent article by Keosha Johnson in the AARP bulletin discussed a new website called seniorDecision. This website was designed to provide a place for consumer ratings and reviews of assisted living, nursing homes, and home health care companies. I took a look at the site and it has potential for the future. However, right now there are not many reviews. For example, I did not find any reviews of companies in the Tampa area. Perhaps the AARP article will make people more aware of this website and more people will add reviews. It will be interesting to see if this website succeeds in gaining a critical mass of reviews.

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2 comments:

seniorDECISION said...

Ms. Fetherston,

Thank you for your commentary on our new website. We are excited for the potential the site has to help people across the country make better decisions, and look forward to having people who have had experience with senior providers share their experiences at www.seniorDECISION.com

Thanks again!

Rob Liebreich
Co-Founder, seniorDECISION.com

Assisted Senior LIving said...

Thanks for taking the time to review sites like seniorDecision. If you get the chance, I would really appreciate it if you could check out another site: www.assistedseniorliving.net. I create this site after a difficult experience finding a facility for my dad. In his case, the key factor was location so Assisted Senior Living allows user to enter an address and have all the surrounding facilities sorted by distance. The site is based on government data and not paid advertising so it has lots of options. The site does have the same problem as seniorDecision.com, it has reviews but not enough of them.
Thanks,