If you have aging parents — and don’t we all — there’s an interesting online resource called The Senior List. The site allows anyone to add and rate senior-related businesses anywhere in the U.S. The ratings are then available to all other users. I think this is a great idea. It’s sort of like travel sites that allow you to rate hotels, but, of course, senior-service ratings have much more riding on them. I checked out the Boston area since that’s where I live and it’s clear that the site is still young and lacking in reviews, but if word gets out, what a great resource this could be.
Chris Clark, co-founder and CEO of The Senior List, has spent the last 18 years working in health care. The Senior List originally launched in 2006 as a regional website to support a senior placement and referral service in Portland, Oregon. Interest was so high at the time that management felt they were on to something. Check it out.