I have an aunt who is in a "Board & Care." facility and luckily, is doing fine. Before placing her there, I had to look at dozens of places, including home care, board and care, nursing homes, all types of facilities, and most were disgusting. My mother is 85 and my step dad is 92. I may have to do the same thing with them. What seemed to be missing, for me, was an easy to use place that could answer my questions about "Better Caring." Well, I have been asked to evaluate a web site called "bettercaring." This was a natural for me. As I looked through the site what struck me was the ease-of-use. It might seem silly, but I also thought the colors were soft and easy on the eyes.
There was an easy to use forum for questions. Some of the topics were quite relevant, including continuing to manage at home or entering a care home, searching for a living situation and how to obtain funds to pay for these situations.
I was also impressed with their searching for care situation feature. I was VERY impressed with the ability to increase the size of the type upon request.
It seems that the creator of this website has taken into account the fact that many elderly people will be using this site. WELL DONE.
I do, however, have only one suggestion to make this site better:
- It seems to only be for the UK. I would like to see this expand for other countries like the USA.