Areawide Aging Agency Unveils Community-Based Web Site for Seniors, People with Disabilities, Caregivers and Service Providers

April 17, 2008
Network of Care

OKLAHOMA CITY Areawide Aging Agency, Inc., today introduced a breakthrough solution for the elderly, people with disabilities, caregivers and service providers called Network of Care for Seniors & People with Disabilities, 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 our county.

To empower seniors and their caregivers, Network of Care for Seniors & People with Disabilities 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 goal is to help the community age with dignity.

The Network of Care for Seniors & People with Disabilities provides a comprehensive Service Directory of the approximately 1000 service providers in Oklahoma, Canadian, Cleveland and Logan counties, putting people in touch with the right services at the right time.  Network of Care 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 Network of Care for Seniors & People with Disabilities’ 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. Network of Care for Seniors & People with Disabilities 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 Care for Seniors & People with Disabilities’ communication tools such as message boards and community calendars.  Service providers can even build their own free Web sites in the For Providers section.

Trilogy Integrated Resources LLC of San Rafael, Calif., created, developed and maintains the Network of Care for Seniors & People with Disabilities and all of the other Network of Care Web sites, including the Network of Care for Behavioral Health; the Network of Care for Kids (ages 0-5); the Network of Care for Children & Families (ages 0-18); the Network of Care for Developmental Disabilities; the Network of Care for Domestic Violence, and the Network of Care for Probation Services and the Network of Care for Public Health.