A Place for Mom
|Headquarters||Seattle, Washington, USA|
|Services||Assisted living referral|
A Place for Mom is a privately held, for-profit senior care referral service based in Seattle, Washington. The company provides information about senior housing and elder care providers to seniors and their families throughout the United States. At the same time it serves as a marketing tool for the thousands of homes and providers to which it refers. It is the largest such service in the nation and has more than 500 employees.
The company refers assisted living communities,retirement communities, independent senior apartments, residential care homes, and home care agencies. In order to provide the information service to consumers at no charge, participating communities or agencies pay a fee to A Place for Mom. Each person inquiring is matched with a Senior Living Advisor who completes an assessment of clinical, financial, and geographical needs on the telephone or online. Based on the assessment, the advisor provides general guidance as well as a list of housing or care providers, ideally in accordance with the client's stated needs and preferences. A Place for Mom advisors also offer ongoing support and guidance to families following their initial inquiry as they work to find the right senior community or care provider. The company generates revenue when a senior moves to a provider referred by their Advisor. It is worth noting that A Place for Mom does not provide an exhaustive list of senior care options. A Place for Mom only provides the names of companies that agree to pay for their services. The company also develops and markets customer relationship management (CRM) software for the senior housing industry. 
A Place for Mom was founded in July 2000 by Pamala Temple, John Temple and Brian Trisler. Its founding principle is to provide personal and professional assistance to families in the search of elder care options. In 2006, A Place for Mom received $9.5 million in venture capital from Battery Ventures. In July 2010 a private equity firm, Warburg Pincus, purchased a majority stake of A Place For Mom.
Awards and recognition
In 2007, the company was 71st fastest growing out of 100 top companies in the healthcare industry by Inc 5000. Also in 2007, the company was listed number 239 in Entrepreneur Magazine's Hot 500 list.
In 2008, the company was ranked 66 out of 100 of the fastest growing private companies in the healthcare industry by Inc 5000. Also in 2008, the company was listed 18th on the Deloitte & Touche Technology Fast 50 for Washington State.
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