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Care.com Examines the State of Care in America

January 26, 2009

Quarterly Index to Showcase America’s Thoughts on Child Care, Senior Care, and Other Caregiving Challenges for Families

Waltham, MA—January 26, 2009—Care.com (www.care.com), the premier source of trustworthy family care options, today announced the Care.com State of Care Index, a quarterly snapshot of America’s attitudes to family caregiving. Each index will examine trends and issues across family care including child care, senior care and more. Caring for families has become a critical area of concern and has even sparked President Obama to create a White House Task Force to address working families’ needs caring for children and seniors as key issues.

“The State of Care Index will provide a unique perspective on family care, an issue that is of critical importance,” says Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Founder and CEO of Care.com. “We know President Obama’s administration is taking a closer look at the needs of working families and we applaud them. It is critical that we have an understanding of real-world, real-life issues surrounding family care. The State of Care Index will provide that important perspective from American families and we hope it will prove to be valuable to those addressing family care needs across the country.”
Care.com’s State of Care Index will be based on the opinions and experiences of over 500,000 members using Care.com. The Index will be published quarterly and more in-depth data will be available at www.Care.com/Index.

Care.com helps families to find child care, senior care and more through a national network of trusted caregivers. All caregiver profiles are pre-screened by experienced moms and members can run background checks, listen to recorded references and view caregiver ratings. These aspects of the service provide users an added layer of confidence and security when making important decisions regarding family care needs.
For more information, visit http://www.care.com.

About Care.com

Founded in 2006, Care.com provides a trusted place for families and care providers to easily connect, share caregiving experiences, and get advice. The company addresses the unique lifecycle of care needs that each family may go through — including child care, special needs care, tutoring, senior care, pet care, housekeeping and more. The service enables families to find and select the best care possible based on detailed profiles, background checks, and references for hundreds of thousands of pre-screened providers who are seeking to share their services.

For more information, visit www.care.com.

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