Rumi Shahzad, part owner at New Hope Valley Assisted Living Saginaw, Michigan, truly believes in the philosophy that each person’s life is a unique journey. He and the team of dedicated professionals who own New Hope Valley believe that life does not have to stop once a person has moved to an assisted living community. They want their residents to continue to live fulfilled lives. In an attempt to learn more about providing top-quality care to residents, Rumi researched and went to national trade show events. A meeting with Caring.com at a trade show and a follow-up phone call by a member of the Caring.com team later started Rumi, New Hope Valley Assisted Living, and Caring.com on a lasting partnership.
Caring.com’s Online Reviews Are the “Key Difference” Among Other Referral Agencies
There are many things about the Caring.com website and membership with Caring.com that Rumi feels are invaluable. For one, online reviews make Caring.com stand out among other referral agencies, in Rumi’s opinion. “It is the key difference,” he says. One of the main reasons Rumi has been very happy working with Caring.com is because he believes testimonials from residents and family members about their experiences with his facility help potential clients see New Hope Valley’s true character and attributes. Anyone can write a positive write-up of their own business, but to have personal evaluations from clients makes the reviews authentic.
Great, Trustworthy Marketing at a Reasonable Cost
New Hope Valley Assisted Living hasn’t had to do a lot of marketing outside of their listing with Caring.com. Rumi believes that Caring.com provides great, trustworthy marketing at a reasonable cost. With Caring.com’s one-time yearly membership fee, more money can be spent on making a better quality of life for residents than on many different marketing avenues. Other facilities spend more money on marketing with the same result as one membership with Caring.com. Rumi and his team have been able to use their money in more direct ways, such as paying for enrichment programs and a highly popular community dinner event with the families and friends of residents.
Reviews Help Inform Prospective Clients About Their Options
Caring.com’s Senior Care Directory can also be a great tool to use in discussions with potential residents and their families. Rumi likes to reference Caring.com and encourage prospective clients to go online and check out reviews of his facility as well as others. He wants people to be well informed on every decision they make for themselves and their loved ones. New Hope Valley Assisted Living’s website even has a link directing online research about assisted living to Caring.com’s website.
Caring.com Brings New Business and Creates a Reliable Feedback Loop With Customers
“I highly recommend it, with no reservation,” says Rumi. He believes his facility’s partnership with Caring.com has brought in more business and also improved the quality of life at New Hope Valley Assisted Living. He encourages anyone who is trying to decide whether to partner with Caring.com to see it not only as a place for families to leave reviews for other prospective residents but also as a tool to improve facility management and workings. He advises signing up with Caring.com, “if for no other reason than to create independent feedback so you can improve your business.” He would love to talk to anyone about his positive experience with Caring.com.