SeniorHomes.com 2012 Best of the Web Winners Announced

People’s Choice Winners Also Recognized Based On Popular Vote

Seattle, WA - March 15, 2012 - SeniorHomes.com, an online directory and resource for seniors and their families searching for senior care or senior housing, has announced the winners in its second-annual SeniorHomes.com Best of the Web Awards. The SeniorHomes.com 2012 Best of the Web contest aims to identify the most valuable resources across the web for seniors, caregivers and industry professionals in numerous categories. Winners in each of the ten categories were chosen by a panel of leading experts in the senior living industry. In addition, SeniorHomes.com is recognizing popular vote winners with first ever SeniorHomes.com 2012 Best of the Web Peoples’ Choice Awards.

“We’re very excited to announce the winners of this year’s Best of the Web contest,” says Chris Rodde, CEO of SeniorHomes.com. “From hundreds of nominees and dozens of finalists, our judges had the monumental task of selecting just one winner in each category. Special Kudos goes out to the Peoples’ Choice award winners for being selected by popular vote as tops in their respective categories.”

“It’s thrilling to know there are so many quality resources across the web for seniors, caregivers and industry professionals,” Rodde says. “Congratulations to each of this year’s winners. I’m proud to be a part of an industry with so many dedicated professionals who are working to bring such great resources to our seniors, their families, their caregivers and industry professionals.”

Congratulations to Our Category Winners:

Winners in Consumer Resources
Best Websites and Newsletters for Caregivers - SageMinder
Best Senior Living Blogs by Individuals - Minding Our Elders
Best Senior Living Blogs by OrganizationsNew Old Age Blog, The New York Times
Best Government & Education Resource SitesMedicare.gov
Best Senior Living Online Retailers - Parentgiving

Winners in Industry Recognition and Resources
Best Senior Living Provider WebsitesEmeritus Senior Living
Best Designed Senior Living Provider WebsitesBrookdale Senior Living
Social Media Rockstars – IndividualsEleanor Barbera, Ph.D.
Social Media Rockstars – OrganizationsLeeza’s Place
Best Senior Living Industry ResourcesMcKnight’s Long Term Care News

Winners were selected by a panel of 19 judges hailing from all corners of the industry. This year’s panel includes Patrick Roden, CEO of AginingInPlace.com, Deena Neste, founder of Mature Market Sales Source and Jaclyn Allmon, manager of Internet Marketing for ALFA, among others.

Rating rubrics have been defined on a category level to ensure the most objective and relevant feedback, but include criteria such as:
• Quality of content
• Credibility and accuracy
• Navigation and design
• Usability
• Frequency of posts
• Other category-specific qualifiers

The nominees with the most cumulative Google+1s and Facebook likes in each category have been deemed the People’s Choice winner by popular vote.

Congratulations to Our People’s Choice Winners:

Winners in Consumer Resources
Best Websites and Newsletters for CaregiversHomecare.com
Best Senior Living Blogs by IndividualsThe Care Company Blog
Best Senior Living Blogs by OrganizationsCaregiver Tips
Best Government & Education Resource SitesStockton Center on Successful Aging
Best Senior Living Online RetailersResistance Chair

Winners in Industry Recognition and Resources
Best Senior Living Provider WebsitesSynergy HomeCare
Best Designed Senior Living Provider WebsitesEmeritus Senior Living
Social Media Rockstars – OrganizationsLeeza’s Place
Best Senior Living Industry ResourcesGlynnDevins Blog

Among the hundreds of nominations received during this year’s contest, each and every one is deserving of an award. Be sure to visit the SeniorHomes.com 2012 Best of the Web Awards contest page to review every nominee and finalist.

About SeniorHomes.com

SeniorHomes.com (www.seniorhomes.com) is a free resource for people looking for senior housing or senior care for a loved one or themselves. SeniorHomes.com features expert-written articles and a comprehensive directory of care options. For example, check out our Denver Assisted Living page for a complete listing of nearly 30 facilities in the immediate area.

# # #If you’d like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Chris Rodde, please call Angela Stringfellow at 206-905-8774 or email Angela at angela@seniorhomes.com

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