For Immediate Release
September 11, 2009
WNYSeniorCare.org Reaches 2,000 Senior Care Assessment Milestone
Buffalo, N.Y. – More than 2,000 Western New Yorkers have used the online senior care assessment tool hosted at http://www.WNYSeniorCare.org, a website designed to help families of aging seniors in Western New York.
Developed by the Western New York Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (WNYAHSA), WNYSeniorCare.org was launched in late 2006. Internet users from more than 228 zip codes ranging from New York, Pennsylvania and as far away as Texas, California and Florida have visited the site.
“Many families locally, as well as families who reside out of town but have an aging relative in Western New York, have found the web site helpful, says Michael Helbringer, WNYAHSA president. “It provides a valuable reference point for families when an aging loved one needs more care.”
In addition to the senior care assessment tool, visitors to WNYSeniorCare.org will find articles on a variety of elder care issues, links to community resources in all eight counties of Western New York and answers to frequently asked questions about senior care. Information about senior care providers in the region – including home care, assisted living and skilled nursing – are listed geographically by zip code on the site.
WNYSeniorCare.org was developed by WNYAHSA members, families and senior care professionals in the community. The project’s launch was made possible through a generous grant from The John R. Oishei Foundation.
WNYAHSA is a network of 70 not-for-profit senior care providers throughout Western New York. They provide nursing home care, assisted living, rehabilitation care, home health care, independent living and associated community services.
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