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I wanted to share with you what I am being told by my teams, patients/families about Retirement Connection and CareAvailability.com.As you know our time in the acute care hospital is limited by the pressures of progressing patients to transition to next level of care with an average length of stay of 4.5 days. This as you can imagine is very little time to meet and assess your patient, family, support systems, prior level of function, home support, medication and financial short comings etc.. Our team looks for every avenue available to make the work more fluid. We provide patients and families on campus the Retirement Connection booklets as they are well laid out and easy to navigate. We actually have folks who ASK US if we have a copy for reference while they sit in a room with their loved one. We love all the details you’ve added to the book at our request to ensure that we aren’t calling a facility that can’t meet the specific patient needs. WELL DONE!!!

When it’s not possible for them to be on campus or receive the tangible resource we direct them to your on line resource. We are so appreciative of your team’s creation of Care Availability.com as it allows us as a Regional Medical Center the ability to reach families who are often not within our community to provide them with this resource to view and select post-acute care options. They report the ease of use to research the appropriate level of care as well as your inclusion of Medicare.gov star ratings and finally they love any photos the facilities add to their listings to allow them the opportunity to visualize the facilities.

The one thing that EVERYONE….. not just my staff tell me every day…. Why can’t everyone update their availability? When they see weeks since last update they move on to the next facility. No one has the time to cold call every facility nor do they know that a Google search will provide them with as complete of a list as your booklet and online service provides.

Thank you for all you and your team do to assist case managers everywhere and most of all how your resources assist our patients/families. Because of your resources these folks can easily navigate what is often times a complex and unknown process.

Candy Cantamessa BSN, RN, CCM, Regional Manager-IP Case Management, Samaritan Health


The advertisement dollars spent towards our spot in the guide was money well spent. This company circulates these guides in hospitals, clinics, and more. We have gotten a few move-ins already since advertising here in the guide and its only the second month in circulation. We also had a small issue with our electronic ad and Retirement Connection worked with us to fix it right away. Great company to work with.

Nate Colwell, Sales Manager, Leisure Care


I have worked with Amy and her team since the inception of Retirement Connection. The professionalism and quality of the product never disappoints, in fact it gets better each year! Retirement Connection provides all of the necessary networking, contact information and events that keep Boomers, seniors, caregivers and providers “Connected” through this challenging time and well beyond. The newly added CareAvailability.com provides another streamlined tier to share and gather resources real time with a user friendly database.
I encourage everyone in our industry to use these invaluable resources to help patients, families, and health care teams self-navigate the complexities of searching for senior care in their communities!Shellie Gehring, Marketing Director, Patriot’s Glen – Bellevue


Retirement Connection has been an integral part in the growth of my business. The tailored experience through CareAvailability.com has proven invaluable, enabling a broader reach in the community. I would recommend it to anyone working within the senior population. Well worth the sponsorship fees.
Vickie Pemberton, Owner/Administrator, Home Instead – Linn/Benton

I’d like to ask that your teams utilize CareAvailability.com  to update your availability. Samaritan Hospitals utilizes this tool more than ever during this time. We direct our patients and families to view this site and expect the accuracy. This cannot be used properly when it’s not being updated. I must press the issue that your company may be losing referrals if it is not up to date, as we are directing our team to reach out to those showing availability updated within the last 24 hours.
The site is easy to update and is free to providers to be listed and to update.

Candy Sawyer RN, BSN, CCM, Regional Manager-IP Case Management, Samaritan Medical Centers


I am the Community Relations Director at Farmington Square Beaverton Assisted Living and Memory Care. I often get calls from care managers or discharge planners from hospitals and rehabs. When I don’t have availability, I direct the inquirer to CareAvailability.com to help them find a community with openings. I also use it when I get calls for Medicaid and often times walk through the website with the family over the phone until they have a robust list of communities to call. I am so thankful for this website because it provides a much needed tool that saves time and resources. Families feel empowered being able to research quickly and conveniently.
Ashley Krause, Community Relations Director, Farmington Square Beaverton


I have worked with Amy and her Retirement Connection team for almost three years. As a caregiver provider for seniors, it is important to be connected to the resources in your industry and Retirement Connection is that conduit. They recently released their CareAvailability.com portal that links my company to Case Managers, Case Workers, Hospice Nurses and senior referral agencies. Each morning I log on to my CareAvailability.com site and in just seconds I can update my caregiver availability for agencies looking for in-home care. Great job Amy and Retirement Connection team! And thank you for your support!t is the most detailed complete resource available to our patients and families. We couldn’t perform our roles without this level of support we gain from Amy Schmidt and her team!
Rueben Polk, Referral Relationship Manager, Home Instead Senior Care