Ohio’s Area Agency on Aging 10B, Inc., Unveils Community-Based Web Site for Seniors, People with Disabilities, Caregivers and Service Providers

September 15, 2010
Network of Care

 

AKRON, Ohio – The Area Agency on Aging 10B, 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 Portage, Stark, Summit and Wayne counties.

To empower seniors and their caregivers, the Network of Care 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 1,000 service providers in the Akron-Canton area, putting people in touch with the right services at the right time. The 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 the Network of Care’s communication tools such as the Social Network of Care social networking platform, 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; the Network of Care for Probation Services; the Network of Care for Healthy Communities and the Network of Care for Service Members, Veterans & Their Families.

Trilogy, the leading information provider in the field of social services, now serves 25 states via the Network of Care. For more information, please contact Trilogy at 415-458-5900 or at info@trilogyir.com.