Service providers (p1):

Providers of aging services, developers of aging residential accomodation, home health providers, and other businesses providing services relevant to aging adults.

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Analysis & Exploration: Service providers

Quickly Getting Help for a Friend in Need

"Hi, this is Lisa. I'm not sure I can take care of myself right now. Can you bring me some food?" I found that scary sounding message on my voicemail one Saturday morning. It started me on a journey to coordinate care for a close friend. I learned several things that I'll share with you. I hope that if you are ever faced with a similar situation, my experience will help you.

 

 

How a Continuing Care Retirement Community Works

How a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) works is a question that often pops up when our explorer discussions turn to where and how to live as one gets older. This article explains how this model of retirement living works, and discusses their financial model.

 

 

Private Patient Advocates

As our healthcare system becomes more complex and hard to navigate, a new profession has emerged: patient advocacy. Patient advocates are people who work to help patients navigate the healthcare system, and can in principle help save money, and help make sure one gets the best possible treatment when ill. In this article, we asked one of this new breed, Patricia Knight, to help our readers understand better: what is a patient advocate, what do they do, and do you need one?

 

 

Explorer Discussions: Service providers

Help! Give Me De-cluttering Ideas, Methods and Resources

Explorer Joe asks for suggestions for selling, giving away or disposing of unwanted household items. .........Read more

Biggest Advances of 2018, SFV

The SF Longevity Explorer group names recent advances which they think most helpful to their everyday life. .........Read more

Help Me Navigate the World of Cell Phone Services

Explorer Bonnie describes a disappointing experience with her cellular provider, and seeks the input of group members as to how to deal with it or find a provider with better customer service skills. .........Read more

What Internet Services Package is Best for Me?

Longevity Explorer Steve starts a discussion about the cable internet option and consumer choices to bundle or unbundle cable Internet, phone, and streaming services.  .........Read more

Uber and Lyft: Users Like Their Experiences

The group is discussing use of the Uber app, which leads to a series of anecdotes and questions from members .........Read more

Who Prefers a Taxi vs. a Car for Hire?

Explorer Lynn starts the discussion by voicing a preference for the Flywheel taxi smartphone app.  .........Read more

 

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Useful Products & Resources: Service providers (shared by our Explorers)

TRiLOC SafeTracks GPS Watch

 
TRiLOC GPS locator
 

This wrist worn device detects wandering and notifies of falls.

 

Roundtrip Medical Transportation

 
Roundtrip Medical Transportation
 

Roundtrip Medical Transportation is an Internet based service intended to make ordering non emergency patient transport more convenient by using a network of public and private providers.

 

Ride N Care

 
Ride N Care
 

Ride N Care is a ride service designed to provide transportation for elders who would benefit from having a companion to see them safely throughout their trip.

 

Mom's New Pad

 
senior relocation services
 

Mom's New Pad is a California Bay Area realtor based senior relocation service designed to address all of the major roadblocks to downsizing and moving.

 

Hamilton CapTel

 
Closed caption phone displays
 

CapTel offers services and equipment for use by persons with hearing loss.

 

Kindly Care

 
Kindly Care
 

Kindly Care is an online employment and communication service intended to recruit and vet caregivers who then can be selected, and rates negotiated individually. The older adult or designated family member or friend can make care assignments and receive updates via an app.

 

GreatCall Rides

 
Senior Rides by GreatCall Lyft
 

GreatCall has teamed with Lyft to offer a ride service using live operators, eliminating the need for a smartphone app.

 

Buck and Buck

 
adaptive clothing
 

Buck and Buck is a site selling adaptive clothing and footwear for persons with disabilities that make dressing and undressing difficult.

 

The Freebird Club

 
Freebird Club
 

The Freebird Club is an international peer-to-peer travel website for people over fifty that connects people who have unused rooms with those looking for a place to stay.

 

 

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