Puget Sound
Monthly Marketing Update- March 2022

I really hoped that 2022 was going to be a year of positive change for me, my family's health, business, and the world. The recent events in Europe weigh heavy on my heart and I am trying to strike the balance of support and concern, while still contributing to daily life. Please join me in writing your representatives, sending positive thoughts, and any support you can to those in need.

On the local work front-

1) Our team is working on the final touches of the annual Retirement connection guide for Puget Sound. The guide will hit the streets the first week in April if you know someone that missed the deadline but wants to be included, please email me TODAY and I will try my best to fit the ad space in the guide. Please read our recent testimonials from area hospitals and others that use the guide each day. For housing and care providers the print guide is a great value because you also get a great digital package included with

2) Welcome Steve… For more than a year we have worked with several web companies as we built and increased traffic to, but now we are excited to finally welcome a full-time web developer to our team. Steve Beliveau has been supporting our development efforts as a contractor for the past few months, and he now officially joins our work family. He lives in Boston, but one good thing we've gained from Covid is a new comfort level with remote work and zoom calls.

3) Sponsors, save the dates

April 28th 3:30-5:30 @ Tacoma Yacht Club for an after-hours networking event, we cannot wait to see everyone in person with a beautiful backdrop overlooking the water.

May 11th 3:30-5:30 @ Mercer Island Event Center for our annual Release Party, it has been 2 years and we are excited to again host the biggest networking event of the year!
Network Meetings

March 3, 8:00am
Aging and LTC Providers Network

March 10, 8:00am
Health Care Providers Council of Pierce County

March 15, 9:00am
Senior Care Coalition

March 16, 9:00am
South End Coalition (SEC)

March 16, 11:30am
Coordinators of Patient Services (COPS)

March 17, 4:00pm
Millennial Provider’s Network

March 25, 9:00am
NW LGBT Senior Care Providers Network Meeting

March, multiple dates/ times/locations
SASH Coffee Times

Marketing Update

April 5, 11am
Transitions of Care Monthly Meeting

April 28, 3:30pm
HCPC After Hours

May 11, 3:30pm
Retirement Connection Release Party

CareAvailability Site Update: We have just added new provider information for the state of California to This means an additional 16,750 providers are now listed in our database of resources. This includes more than: 8000 assisted living communities, 2800 home health agencies, 1800 home care agencies, 1200 skilled nursing facilities, and 2900 hospice agencies.

We re-launched the site last month, and in the last 30 days we have seen a massive jump in traffic:

  • 285% increase in searches for care and housing, 11,877 this month
  • 37% increase in providers reporting their availability
  • 48% increase in site visitors
  • 93% increase in page views, 58,334 this month
  • 155% increase in the profiles visited, 2,428 this month

We Also Noticed: 1 of 5 searches leads to a profile visit; and 1 of 10 profile visits leads to a family using the inquiry form to connect with a provider. It's working!

On the Move
Do you know someone that has recently changed positions? Send us an update to share in the monthly newsletter, helping everyone stay connected and informed about community   
changes. We include your name, company, and photo so others in the industry can connect
with you.
Steve Beliveau is now,
Web Developer

Rebecca Brooks, is now
Sales & Marketing Director,
Narrows Glen

Nugget Of Knowledge
“First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me." - Pastor Martin Niemöller

Some things are beyond my personal control, but at a minimum, I can protest, write letters, send donations, and offer prayers. I can ensure that the issues that affect the welfare of others are present in my mind and conversations, now and not just when I feel the pain.

Amy Schmidt
Retirement Connection



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