Seniorly, The AirBnB For Senior Living Options, Expands To Baltimore
Everyday 10,000 people turn 65 in the United States. According to the US Census Bureau, the county of Baltimore is already home to more than 133,000 people over 65. The average price of assisted living in Baltimore is $3,370 per month on Genworth’s 2016 Long Term Care Costs tool.
Seniorly, a startup that is part Yelp, part Airbnb, has expanded into Charm City. Seniorly features reviews of senior care facilities, a feature packed directory of senior care services and a tool that can help book short term assisted leaving stays. The short term tool allows families that may care for an elderly loved one, the ability to find someone to care for them while they can’t.
“Fifteen million family members are taking care of an aging relative, and they’re still working or have kids. They need to travel for work or take a vacation and have a safe environment for a loved one to stay during that time,” Seniorly CEO Arthur Bretschneider told Mashable. “We work with traditional assisted living communities and can offer short-term stays when they have availabilities.”
Seniorly doesn’t scrape the web looking for assisted living and senior care facilities. A Seniorly staff member actually visits each place that’s listed on the site before adding that site to the database. The Seniorly customers must get a health assessment from a physician before they can complete a booking.
“After spending hours testing our product with older adults, we found that there are three main drivers of a good user experience including more visuals, more reviews, and an open search platform,” said Seniorly CEO Arthur Bretschneider. “Seniorly is excited to bring this new easy to use tool to the Baltimore area.”
Since launching in 2015, Seniorly has helped match hundreds of families with assisted living communities by bringing more information about living options online than any other site. The online platform that has been called the “Yelp for senior living options” provides aggregated reviews for over 87 communities in the Baltimore area, and more than 1,500 nationwide.