Emeritus Senior Living Launches "The Senior Care Blog" as a Resource for Seniors and Senior Caregivers

SEATTLE, Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a recent Gallup poll, 7 out of 10 working Americans are caring for an aging parent, relative or loved one – totaling approximately 40 million caregivers throughout the U.S.

On Oct. 1, Emeritus Senior Living, a national senior living company, launched www.TheSeniorCareBlog.com to support seniors, their families and senior caregivers. The blog is designed to help answer questions, provide resources and support, and engage followers in discussions on aging and caregiving. Blog topics include specialized articles on Alzheimer's and Memory Care, Inspirational Stories, Caregiver Tips, Family Matters, On the Move Transitioning Tips, Recipes, Senior Care News, and more. The Blog also allows readers to submit their own senior care tips, suggestions, and questions which will be answered by a senior care expert and other readers.

"At Emeritus Senior Living communities, we talk to hundreds of thousands of individuals each year who are taking care of a senior loved one at home – and they are hungry for information, resources, support and assistance," said Jayne Sallerson, Executive VP for Emeritus Senior Living. "We launched TheSeniorCareBlog.com to help fill that information gap, and provide an avenue where our readers can offer their tips and suggestions as well. The blog includes a wide range of topics on real-world caregiving issues and solutions."

All of the writers featured on The Senior Care Blog are experienced senior care professionals – a majority from Emeritus Senior Living.

About Emeritus Senior Living
Emeritus Senior Living is the nation's largest memory care and assisted living provider, with the ability to serve nearly 50,000 residents. More than 28,000 employees support more than 470 communities throughout 44 states coast to coast. Emeritus offers the spectrum of senior residential choices, care options and life enrichment programs that fulfill individual needs and promote purposeful living throughout the aging process. Its experts provide insights on senior living, care, wellness, brain health, caregiving and family topics at www.Emeritus.com, which also offers details on the organization's services. Emeritus is based in Seattle, Wash.; its common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ESC.

Media contact: MaryBeth Dagg
Public Relations & Communications
Emeritus Senior Living
(206) 554-1908

SOURCE Emeritus Senior Living