Yesterday, November 16, 2010, SeniorHomes.com unveiled its “Best of the Web” awards, the first of its kind to collect, rate, and recommend the best senior care and senior living industry resources on the web today. Nominations and voting are open to the public through December 5, 2010; the sites with the most reader votes and recommendations in each category will be judged by a panel of industry leaders.
While it’s important to obtain viewer feedback, panel judges will be rating each finalist on a set of standard criteria, including site usability, quality of content, and ease of navigation, among others. Panelists consist of leading experts, such as Joy Loverde, a nationally recognized speaker and author of The Complete Eldercare Planner, and Ryan Malone, a well-known author and founder of InsideElderCare.com. A total of 15 experts have agreed to lend their expertise to the judging process, which will essentially identify the leading sites in the senior care space that will be most helpful to those navigating the complex maze of senior resources.
Nominations are being accepted in seven categories: Senior Living Consumer Blogs, Resources for Caregivers, Provider Websites, Government Resources, Consumer Newsletters, Industry Blogs and Websites, and Industry Newsletters. The culmination of this project will lead to a robust list of the best senior care and senior living industry resources; seniors, family members, caregivers, and industry professionals will be able to refer to the list of finalists in order to quickly pinpoint the top sources of information in each category on the web, drastically reducing the time investment for what is ordinarily a time-intensive process.
Chris Rodde, CEO of SeniorHomes.com, says the project supports the company’s overall mission to provide a comprehensive resource in the senior living industry. “We’re honored to have a group of highly qualified professionals who have agreed to participate in this project. Each panelist brings a unique industry perspective to the table, enabling us to really identify the resources consumers should be consulting in their search for information on senior care,” says Rodde.
For more information on nominating your favorite senior care and industry resources, details of the program, and to read the full list of expert panel judges, visit the 2011 SeniorHomes.com Best of the Web program page.