CareAvailability site expands into California to help families navigate more than 14,000 care and senior housing options
CareAvailability is proud to announce its expansion into California. Setting a NEW industry standard, CareAvailability is the first and only website that delivers real-time reporting of availability for senior care up to the minute. The site first launched in Oregon during the COVID pandemic as an effort to help hospitals find care for patients needing to transition out of beds. Washington was added soon after the site went live, followed now by California. Unlike other sites, this online resource lists every provider at no cost, and each can update their current availability at no cost; this significantly increases Family and Patient Freedom of Choice like never before. Until now, there has not been a site that delivers a comprehensive list for families to search without having to give any personal details.
Senior advocates and health professionals rely on Care Availability to put together comprehensive lists of care options, as well as allowing people to self-navigate searching for care providers. Instead of care providers needing to update multiple paid sites, Care Availability is an easy one-stop resource, as they do not charge hospitals, physicians, health clinics, social workers or any health team for their services. Also included are Medicare Ratings to support Patient Freedom of Choice.
When a family starts looking for care or senior housing, the options can be daunting in an already trying time. In California, there are more than 7,000 Care Homes, 2,000 Assisted Living Communities, 1,800 Home Care Agencies, 1,200 Nursing Homes, and 2,900 hospice Agencies. To further complicate matters, many states use different terms to describe the same kind of care, such as: assisted living, residential care for the elderly, board and care, family care home, custodial care, long term care, and other terms that can be confusing for families to understand and differentiate. The team at CareAvailability has taken extra steps to provide educational articles to help families better navigate the maze of Long Term Care and aging, by providing links to state agencies, as well as explaining local terminology and regulations.
“With real-time senior care options and availability, Care Availability is a one-stop-shop for finding and contacting care providers from a source users can trust. There is no login required, no information shared, and it is free for anyone to use, including hospitals, senior case managers, and advisors,” CareAvailability’s CEO, Amy Schmidt, says. Ms. Schmidt further explains, “We wanted to list every housing and care company to have the most comprehensive directory available. We want families to access resources from any smart phone, tablet or computer without sharing their contact details.”
Care Availability’s expansion to California means an additional 16,750 providers are now listed in Care Availability’s database of resources, which includes more than 8,000 assisted living communities, 2,800 home health agencies, 1,800 home care agencies, 1,200 skilled nursing facilities, and 2,900 hospice agencies.
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