In 2005, Ryan Malone found himself and his family facing one of the most difficult endeavors of their lives. His 73-year-old mother suffered a stroke, compounded with life-threatening complications that required 24-hour care. At just 33, Ryan wasn’t sure where to go or what to do. And his search for information left him needing more to guide him in choosing the right care facility for his ailing mom.
He knew he was not alone and others were finding themselves in the same situation, yearning for more information when making critical decisions about the care of loved one. His desire to share what he learned through his and his mother’s journey gave way to the birth of Inside Elder Care.
Inside Elder Care is a comprehensive resource for individuals and families who are considering elder care options. With research articles, blogs, facility information broken down to local levels and a host of links to eldercare information, Inside Elder Care aims to answer the questions that are often left unanswered.
Inside Elder Care’s blog has been widely recognized as a resource for caregivers and families, alike. Broken down into three categories, the blog is specifically geared towards aging in place, assisted living and caregiving. A wealth of timely and relevant information can be found within each. Many of the posts are written by Ryan, combining his first-hand experience with expert opinions and industry data. His knowledge and his dedication to elder care are evident in nearly every post.
The Local Guides provide individuals with a concise resource for elder care services within very specific geographies. This helps drive the research that should be done when considering elder care options. From assisted living facilities to visiting nurse services, these guides help funnel the massive amounts of information that is available into an easily accessible and targeted resource.
Ryan has also authored the book, “The By Families, For Families Guide to Assisted Living: A Step-by-Step Guide to Evaluating and Transitioning to an Assisted Living Community,” in which he shares the secrets to making assisted living a rewarding and positive experience. The book has garnered international success and is being used by several of the top 10 assisted living providers to help better connect with their residents and families.
Inside Elder Care is the result of a basic need: to care for those we love. It is the dedication of one family who found that assisted living doesn’t have to be the end of independence. Ryan Malone and his mother have found a way to share their journey with the goal that other families can have similar, positive senior living experiences.