We’re Glad You’re Here.

Every day in the US an average of 10,000 people turns 65 and one in every three adults over the age of 65 will require some type of short or long term care. Given the fact that nearly 35% of Polk County’s population is seniors, this is a really big deal! Choosing care for yourself or a loved one is a daunting task. Our family faced this more than twenty-seven years ago when Wes’ grandmother, Mabel, who was suffering from Alzheimer’s, needed more care than could be given at home. Overwhelmed and a bit scared, the family embarked on a search for information and care. At a time when Google didn’t exist, and the internet was in its infancy, this was no easy task.

We learned some important things in that process and did, indeed, find good care for Mabel. We realized that other families were struggling with the same lack of information and guidance as we had and decided to do something about it. For twenty-four years, Polk ElderCare Guide has been filling the gap. Designed with Polk families in mind, it was created not only to lead people to good resources but give them the tools and education necessary to make quality choices about senior living and care options for themselves or loved ones. The Polk ElderCare Guide is your tool for wading through the maze of elder care options and resources in Polk County. It is our sincere hope that this guide and web site will make the information gathering process easier and less stressful for you.