Consumer Reviews on Caring.com Used to Determine Best Assisted Living and Alzheimer’s Care Communities in the United States
Worcester, MA January 16, 2013 – Dodge park Rest Home is pleased to announce that it’s been named a “Caring Star” of 2013, an annual nationwide designation recognizing service excellence based on consumer ratings and reviews posted on Caring.com, the leading website for those caring for aging loved ones, with nearly two million visitors per month. In reviews from families, seniors and others concerned about assisted living and Alzheimer’s care, Dodge Park Rest Home has captured the highest possible rating of five stars on Caring.com, while also meeting other qualifying criteria for the honor.
“We appreciate that we’ve received this positive feedback from families about the services we offer, and thank Caring.com for recognizing our community as a Caring Star,” said Micha Shalev MHA, CDP, administrator/owner of Dodge Park Rest Home. “Our mission is to deliver high quality care for our residents, and this award helps demonstrate how well we’re delivering on that promise.”
Consumers across the Web increasingly use reviews to guide their selection of products and services of all kinds, and this online word-of-mouth is growing in importance in the senior care industry as well. In fact, according to May-June 2012 research by Caring.com, the web’s #1 source of senior care reviews:
• Half of family caregivers search online for senior care service providers,
• A combined 94% consider reviews trustworthy information (45%) and helpful to their search (49%); only a small minority (6%) tend not to believe them
There are currently more than 31,000 assisted living communities in the United States, according to the Assisted Living Federation of America. Only 383 assisted living and Alzheimer’s care communities nationally – representing the top 1.2% in the nation — attained the Caring Stars of 2013 status.
“We congratulate Dodge Park Rest Home for receiving this high praise from members of the Caring.com community about their service offering,” said Andy Cohen, co-founder and CEO of Caring.com “The Caring Star status is very meaningful and helpful to those seeking a local assisted living and/or an Alzheimer’s care community. In our research, we’ve found that prospective residents and their families consider word-of-mouth recommendations in online reviews among the most important factors in their search and selection process.”
The Caring Stars of 2013 list is based on consumer ratings and reviews that were posted on Caring.com between December 15, 2011 and December 1, 2012. To qualify, the community had to receive three or more reviews during this timeframe, at least one of which being a 5-star rating, an overall average rating (across all reviews) equaling greater than 4 stars, and no unresolved negative reviews. To help these exceptional Caring Stars communities stand out to families searching for care in their area, a special badge is featured on their listing in Caring.com’s assisted living or Alzheimer’s care directories, as well as in search results.
The Dodge Park Rest Home community is located at 101 Randolph Road, Worcester, MA and can be found and reviewed on Caring.com or the facility web site at www.DodgePark.com
About Dodge Park Rest Home
Dodge Park Rest Home is a sixty (60) bed Rest Home (residential care home) providing a unique dementia care model in Worcester, MA licensed by the Department of Public Health (DPH) and it’s residents all the amenities of a modern facility combined with the quaintness of the original mansion.
Licensed nursing staff and a medical director, who are available 24-hours a day / 7-days a week, allow Dodge Park to provide a very unique level of care – more than that ordinarily found in the average assisted living facility – for those who need more care but who are not yet ready for a nursing home.
Why Choose Dodge Park Rest Home? Since Dodge Park is a Licensed Rest Home, our ability to provide care goes beyond that of area Assisted Living Facilities. Dodge Park offers: A Medical Model verses Residential Model and specialized in caring for individual’s diagnosed with memory impairment and Alzheimer’s disease.
• 24-hour care with hourly checks
• Oxygen dependent residents welcomed
• DPH Licensed to insure quality care
• Medication Administration-NOT just monitoring of medication
• Special diets and food consistency needs
• Physician services 24-hours a day, 7 days a week
• Privately owned and operated
• The all-inclusive rate which does NOT increase with the level of care provided and allow people to remain at the facility when personal fund depleated.
• Many special activities including floral arrangement, exercise group, and outings to local restaurants
• Private rooms available
Caring.com is the leading website for family caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones. Caring.com offers helpful content, guidance from leading experts, a supportive online caregiving community, and the most comprehensive Senior Care Directory in the United States, with more than 31,000 consumer ratings and reviews, and a toll-free Family Advisor referral line (1-866-824-8174). In October 2010, Caring.com launched Steps & Stages, the web’s first, customizable care resource for Alzheimer’s and dementia caregiving, and includes a free Custom Care Guide, a stage-based weekly e-newsletter, and online support groups. Based in San Mateo, California, Caring.com is a private company funded by DCM, Intel Capital, Shasta Ventures, and Split Rock Partners.