When I could no longer take care of my brother, who had early stage dementia, I didn't know where to turn. This site would have been helpful in allowing me to search for an available room in an assisted living home in my exact location. Instead, the social worker assigned to my brother, Tom, at that time had to call many places. She ended up searching a long time for placement, and my brother had to stay in an institution until she found a place. It is my hope that more and more assisted-living facilities and those searching for a bed take advantage of this valuable resource so others like me can access this information quickly and find the best care possible for their loved ones.