Seniorly Partners with Institute on Aging

Author: Jacqueline Hatch

| Posted on: October,03 | Viewed: 2319 times

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Dubbed by Mashable as the “Airbnb for assisted living,” Seniorly, has been named a “preferred partner” of one of Northern California’s largest senior nonprofits; the new partnership will give older adults access to a variety of services including short-term care, long-term placement, in-home caregivers, home safety upgrades and transportation services

San Francisco, CA -- Today, Seniorly.com, an online platform that empowers families to make better decisions when searching for senior housing options and caregivers, announced that it has been named a “preferred partner” by the Institute on Aging (IOA), the leading advocate for Bay Area seniors and their families. Seniorly recently launched a new tool that makes finding and booking short-term care communities for seniors as simple and easy as booking a place to stay on Airbnb. By partnering with the Institute on Aging, a leading in-home care provider, seniors living in the Bay Area will now be able to easily find services custom-tailored to their needs, from short-term care, to long-term care, and even home safety upgrades and transportation options.

“As a San Francisco native and a third generation housing operator here in the Bay Area, I have seen firsthand the incredible difference the Institute on Aging has had on assisting local seniors and their families to remain in their homes as long as possible.,” said Seniorly founder and CEO Arthur Bretschneider. “We are extremely proud to be a preferred partner of the Institute on Aging, and are looking forward to working with IOA to improve the quality of lives of seniors throughout the Bay Area”

The preferred partnership includes listing IOA’s in-home caregiving services on Seniorly’s site and in Seniorly’s Short-term CareKit. IOA’s Social Day Program, which encourages home-bound adults to stay active and engaged with others has also been added to Seniorly’s short-term care platform. As a preferred partner, Seniorly will be IOA’s “go-to” resource for long-term placement (assisted living), home safety modifications (installing grab bars, chair lifts, and fall monitoring systems) and transportation services through Seniorly’s and IOA’s partnership with Lyft.

“We are pleased to be a part of Seniorly’s resource network, and happy to partner with an organization that makes it easier for Bay Area seniors to find the services they need,” said Abby Bourhis, Vice President of Home Care and Support Services at Institute on Aging.

Seniorly gives families complete control of the senior housing search from start to finish. Users can take virtual video tours of communities, check out reviews, compare costs, book in-person tours and even pay for the short-term stay all through the easy-to-use site. Their new short-term platform also allows these senior communities to update their room availability and pricing, quickly, easily and in real-time.

The company also collects and aggregates ratings and reviews from across the web to provide families with more transparency and accountability as they search for short-term care options for their loved ones. All communities on Seniorly’s site offering short-term care are visited, interviewed and deemed trustworthy by Seniorly’s Senior Care Experts.

To learn more about Seniorly visit: www.seniorly.com

About Seniorly

Seniorly.com makes finding, booking and paying for long-term and short-term assisted living care at senior communities as simple and easy as booking a place to stay on Airbnb! Users can also use Seniorly to find in-home caregivers for loved ones. The company’s new short-term stay platform gives families control of the short-term senior housing search from start-to-finish and peace of mind that their loved one will be safe, well cared for and happy. Seniorly launched in January 2015, and its current coverage area includes the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento and Los Angeles. The Seniorly team includes gerontologists, engineers and senior care professionals trained to help families as they make important senior housing decisions.

About Institute on Aging

Founded in 1985, Institute on Aging is one of Northern California’s largest community-based nonprofit organizations providing comprehensive health, social, and psychological services for seniors and adults with disabilities. Institute on Aging’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for adults as they age by enabling them to maintain their health, well-being, independence and participation in the community. In addition to home care, it also offers transitional and long-term care management, psychological and counseling services, social day care and a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (in partnership with On Lok Lifeways). Long considered one of the most innovative and diverse organizations of its kind, Institute on Aging currently touches the lives of more than 20,000 seniors and adults with disabilities and their families each year through programs designed to alleviate isolation, and enable older adults to continue living independently in the community. Services support individuals in San Francisco, Marin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda and Contra Costa counties. For more information, visit http://ioaging.org.

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