Founder’s Letter

WELCOME FROM THE FOUNDER

 

My Dad SeniorsMatter.comThis is my Dad, Bill. In October 2013, my sister and I, while grieving for our mother who had recently passed away, began an experience that many of you have had. We started serving as caregivers for our dear father. There is not a sweeter person in the world, but with his various incapacities, severe macular degeneration, dementia, we had our hands full.

We have learned a lot in all this time.

You are not alone.

One of the things I have learned in my journey is that we are not alone. According to an AARP June 2015 Report called “Caregiving in the U.S.” there are about 34.2 million Americans who had provided unpaid care to an adult of over 50 years of age in the 12 preceding months.

In my research, I found very little objective and unbiased information about aging and caring for a Senior. I came to realize that much of the challenge was not always medical. It was about helping someone create a life that is meaningful to him or her. My interests would not become their interests. I was there as support not as a boss.

Why I Started SeniorsMatter.com

The idea for SeniorsMatter.com was born from realizing that there was little objective information to be found online for caregivers.  Information on senior care was dispersed among many websites, and it was not easy to tell where the information was coming from or if it had a subliminal slant to it that favored a particular product, service or facility.

I often found that the information on a website was from a company or firm offering or introducing a product or service for sale. Even though much of this information can be helpful, my feeling was that caregivers wanted objective information that was written without a link to a product or service.

It Takes a Village

Senior caregiving is not easy and it can be lonely.  But working together and sharing information that can be used to help the lives of those that we love can make the journey less daunting.

That is our mission at SeniorsMatter.com:

We write stories and articles on the most pertinent subjects for senior caregivers so that their job will be easier and so that they can be better caregivers. We want to be the place that a senior caregiver knows that they can come for answers.

To stay involved and informed

  • Join our mailing list to receive an occasional newsletter highlighting our latest objective guidance.
  • Come to www.seniorsmatter.com often to find answers to your questions.
  • Join our SeniorsMatter Facebook Group to connect with other senior caregivers.

Send us a story of your own.  We look for and publish our readers stories so that they can help others.  Send your story to jmi@seniorsmatter.com

We hope you enjoy being an active part of SeniorsMatter.com. We are making a mark in this growing field of senior care. We welcome your comments and suggestions at info@seniorsmatter.com

Thank you,

Sincerely,
Joy Meason Intriago

President & Founder

 

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This is me hiking near my home in Belgrade Lakes, Maine.