Duo Behind Well Known Business Success Story Launches Senior Housing Startup
AUSTIN, Texas -- SeniorAdvice.com just went live as the first website to connect older people and their support systems directly to more than 50,000 housing options.
The new, free senior living search engine contains comprehensive information on providers nationwide, including assisted living, nursing homes, memory care, home healthcare, independent living, adult day services, retirement homes, respite care, and hospice care.
CEO and founder Ryan Patterson started work on SeniorAdvice.com when he joined the 43 million other adults who are caring for aging loved ones. “My grandmother died last year. Leading up to that moment, I found myself utterly confused by what kinds of care she needed, how to find it, and how to pay for it. That’s hard, especially when you love someone and want to make sure you’re doing the very best for them.”
Patterson and SeniorAdvice.com primary investor Jim Waltrip have found success before by seeing a problem and finding a web based solution. In the early 2000’s, they founded All Web Leads. The company matched people seeking affordable insurance with companies that could provide it. After building All Web Leads into the world’s second largest insurance shopping network, Patterson and Waltrip sold it in 2013.
SeniorAdvice.com is the only senior housing internet directory that does not require users to provide personal information to get in touch with the facilities listed. Users can contact providers directly, or SeniorAdvice.com can connect them to senior care advisors if they want help setting up appointments with or vetting senior living facilities.
Launched in 2016, SeniorAdvice.com is a database of senior living options and a senior care information resource. SeniorAdvice.com dedicates five percent of its profits to nonprofits serving the aging community. The company has established two scholarship programs, one for young people who volunteer with senior citizens and one to honor young people who help care for aging family members.