San Francisco Unveils Community-Based Web Site For Seniors, People With Disabilities, Caregivers And Service Providers

May 17, 2005
Network of Care

SAN FRANCISCO – The City of San Francisco today introduced a breakthrough solution for seniors, people with disabilities, caregivers and service providers called the San Francisco Network of Support for Community Living, a multilingual, community-based Web site that provides comprehensive long-term care services, information and education that is significant to the thousands of seniors and persons with disabilities who live in the city.

Sponsored by a Long-Term Care Innovation Grant from the California Department of Aging and the San Francisco Human Services Agency, the San Francisco Network of Support for Community Living (www.sfnscl.org) is a pilot program for California and the nation. To empower seniors and their caregivers, the San Francisco Network of Support for Community Living helps people find the right service at the right time, educate themselves about their issues, find assistive devices, understand current policy initiatives and advocate directly to elected officials, and help them manage their affairs, interactions, and important records.

The San Francisco Network of Support for Community Living provides a comprehensive Service Directory of the approximately 700 service providers in San Francisco, putting people in touch with the right services at the right time. Network of Support for Community Living also provides easy-to-search libraries and vital information about specific disorders, pending legislation and advocacy, as well as daily news articles from around the world concerning aging and disabilities.

To increase accessibility and accommodate the San Francisco Network of Support for Community Living’s users, the site’s innovative technology provides near-universal access, regardless of literacy or income level, to Web-based services through a text-only version of the site and other adaptive technologies. The site is fully ADA-compliant and Bobby-approved. San Francisco Network of Support for Community Living also is available in multiple languages.

Service providers can share challenges and ideas, as well as create powerful new mechanisms to better serve seniors, by embracing Network of Support for Community Living’s communication tools such as message boards and community calendars.

Trilogy Integrated Resources LLC of San Rafael, Calif., created, developed and maintains all Network of Care Web sites, including Network of Care for Seniors and People with Disabilities, currently serving one-third of California’s population; Network of Care for Mental/Behavioral Health; Network of Care for Kids (ages 0-5), and Network of Care for Children & Families (ages 0-18). Based on requests from across the nation, Trilogy is also developing Network of Care sites for developmental disabilities, domestic abuse, and community health. Network of Care currently serves communities in six states, with several more states in development.

Trilogy, the leading information provider in the field of social services, plans to serve the entire State of California via Network of Care by the end of 2005. For more information, please contact Trilogy at 415-458-5900 or at info@trilogyir.com.