At Carelike, we believe in transparency and pride ourselves in being an all-inclusive database of senior care providers. Did you know that most senior care directories only list contracted providers?
Carelike pulls data from over 400 types of sources, taking considerable efforts to list all known providers and their service information. Because our database has over 340,000 providers, we’ve created our CareMatch TM technology to help you navigate your care-needs with provider services.
Whatever your care-needs are, our CareMatch TM technology knows how to find it. Easily refine your search and locate providers that best match your needs.
Don’t know where to start? Navigating through all your care options can seem daunting. Read below to learn about various care options. Click on the purple hyperlinks for additional information on certain types of care.
Today, many individuals prefer to "age in place." This category consists of care-providers that will either come to a patient’s home or supplies care/services/products to create a better lifestyle for patients and their family caregivers. Providers who come to one’s home consist of home healthcare, home care (non medical), hospice, and non-emergent transportation providers. Home healthcare aids and hospice aids provide medical related services whereas home care providers simply help maintain a home and even offer companionship. Providers which most likely do not come to a home but rather create a better lifestyle for their clients include adult-day-care-programs and respite care providers. Adult day services and respite care providers allow family caregivers to take a short-term break from their caregiving duties by providing a safe place for their loved ones to say. Adult day services (also known as adult day care) typically provide care for a few hours while respite care can be an overnight stay. Finally, care-seekers needing to find supplies and products for their loved one are encouraged to search for medical-equipment-suppliers and pharmacies within the Carelike database. With both DME (durable medical equipment) and pharmaceuticals, many times the product is ordered or prescribed by a physician.
This category consists of professionals rooted in senior care & post-acute care who guide clients during care transitions and includes: elder law attorneys, geriatric care managers, transition move managers, and diabetes educators. elder law attorneys specialize in areas of the law that impact older adults such as: advanced directives, powers of attorney, estate planning, Social Security benefits, Medicare/Medicaid application, and more. Geriatric-care-managers, also known as care managers, provide assistance in managing various types of health and social care services all while advocating for their client and their needs. Their services are typically private pay and do not solely focus on geriatrics – but client in the continuum of care. Transition move managers, commonly referred to as senior relocation-managers, provide assistance with relocation issues and transitions impacting senior citizens. Whereas elder law attorneys, transition move managers and geriatric care managers typically focus on the elderly, diabetes educators are for all ages. Diabetes educators adapt their services to your needs and help with the challenges of managing diabetes. Because of their value in helping to manage diabetes, their services are typically covered by Medicare and most insurance policies.
The Care Communities category on Carelike covers a variety of long-term care solutions such as: independent-living, assisted-living, residential care homes (commonly referred to as adult-family-homes), continuing-care-retirement-communities, nursing homes/rehab facilities (commonly referred to as skilled-nursing facilities) and hospitals. For those needing no care assistance, independent living communities are a good alternative to living at home. Independent living communities are senior housing developments that typically encourage socialization through central dining locations and various social programs. Sometimes, it describes 55 and older communities with few or no social services. For people needing more support, assisted living communities are a good option as they typically provide 24-hour on-site-staff, group dining, and activity programs. Limited nursing services are sometimes available. When specialized care is needed, many people turn to skilled nursing facilities. SNFs are licensed to provide custodial care and rehabilitative care. SNFs typically include: a semi-private room, meals, skilled nursing care, therapies, social services, medication, dietary counseling, and more. For residents who have a disorder (including mental health disorder) that hinders their ability to live independently, residential care homes provide a very basic but valuable service. Most care homes are located in a single-family home that has been converted to care for 3-4 residents and provide meal services and assistance with daily living such as dressing, bathing, and toileting. If an all-encompassing care community is your priority, continuing care retirement communities are a promising fit. They offer several levels of assistance, including independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing care – all on one campus. Residents can move from one setting to another as their care needs change.
Carelike’s Outpatient Facilities category covers a variety of facilities for medical services, education, procedures, and tests. Many outpatient procedures can be done in a few hours and services can include diagnosis, wellness & prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation. Outpatient facilities and services on Carelike include: renal dialysis centers, wound care centers, hyperbaric-treatment-centers, and diabetes-education-centers.