August 7, 2013—For the 90% of American seniors who prefer to live as long as they can in their homes, the brand new ageinplace.org website offers easy access to the services they need all across the country.
The smoothly navigable site, a service of the National Aging in Place Council®, directs you to local service providers near your home in numerous ways, including entering your hometown, zip code or a specific service. In 16 American cities, you can also find a local chapter of members offering a whole menu of local services. Services are available in more than 20 categories including in-home health care, geriatric care management, adult day care, elder law, financial advice, transportation or even arrangement of your papers and daily affairs.
Service provider listings are accompanied by a local google map to help consumers find them if they so choose. And each member company not only has a listing, but also a full page to share information about their business.
“Our primary mission is to make it as easy as possible for aging Americans to access the services they need to feel safe and comfortable at home,” says Marty Bell, NAIPC® Executive Director. “In a complicated world, we have devoted this site to simplifying.”
The National Aging in Place Council® is comprised of service providers all across America who have joined together to create awareness of the increasingly popular aging in place movement and all its component parts. The new site also contains a members-only section that provides the latest news and information on developments in the aging sector to participants.
In addition to serving aging Americans in local communities, NAIPC® is focused on formulating and advocating federal, state and community policies to help people age in place. A recent Annual Meeting of the membership produced suggestions for such policies in housing, health, finance, transportation and entertainment that will be discussed by thought leaders at an Aging in Place Summit on October 16 in Washington, D.C.
“Our hope is that ageinplace.org will be the virtual hub of the overall movement,” says Bell, “a valuable gathering place for America’s aging persons, their children and the businesses that serve them.”