PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A local organization that advocates for the elderly has launched a website to help caregivers make decisions about elder care.

The Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly in Philadelphia or CARIE has launched a website to help caregivers.

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CARIE’s executive director Diane Menio says the website uses interactive tools to provide customized resources for those making critical decisions about elder care.

“Can my mother live alone? Can I be her caregiver? What are my options in terms of long term care if I decide I can’t care for my mother?”

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Menio stresses that the website won’t tell users what to do, but will offer an analysis of each situation based on the information provided.

Soon, there will be a regularly updated blog, E-Courses, and a discussion forum. The website is at

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Reported By Karin Phillips, KYW Newsradio