OpenPlacement

From the Tech-enhanced Life Resource Database:

Tools for improving the quality of life as we grow older — shared by the Tech-enhanced Life community.

 

Summary

"We provide seniors, families and care coordinators real-time information & tools so they can find the right senior housing and home care provider. Whether it's finding the right assisted living, nursing home, dementia care or helping with your at home care needs, OpenPlacement provides you with the information and support you need to make care transitions easy."

Rock Health alum from 2013.

 

 

 

 

Showcase (from the company)

This space is for the creator or owner of this product or service or learning resource to showcase the key features and benefits of this resource. If you are the creator or owner of the product, service or resource that is the subject of this listing:

Contact us, and claim this listing

 

 

Discussion and Reviews

 

from Walt Maclay (member) at November 05, 2013

This web site is specifically for assisting with the transition from a Hospital and/or Skilled Nursing Facility to the next level of care.  It is for patients, children of the patient, and for professional care givers.

I hope Open Placement works really well.  I will wait and see.  In the meantime I can only rate it 3.

3

 

from Richard-Caro (member) at September 13, 2013

This is one of a class of services including Golden Reviews, Caring.com and OpenPlacement. All are designed to help people find the right living option for their aging family member who needs help, most likely in the form of a move to some type of residential facility.

There is certainly a big need for this. OpenPlacement's model is for the residential facilities to pay (as a type of marketing expense), and then for it to be free to seniors and their families and to acute care outplacememnt coordinators.

Time will tell if this business model creates challenges. And whether the service will end up being tuned to be useful for seniors when the payers are the residential facilities.

I am only giving it 3 stars because it is too soon to tell how well the whole concept will work. But the idea is good, and the need is very real.

3

Add a Review or an Opinion


 

Dig Deeper

Tech-enhanced Life Resource Database

This is one of hundreds of products and resources in the Tech-enhanced Life database of "useful products and resources".

The theme of this collection of resources is "tools we can use to help improve our quality of life as we grow older".

We have no vested interest in any of these products or services, but we have collected descriptions of them, and organized them according to various themes relating to the challenges of aging — so older adults and their families can find useful products they do not yet know about. 

Members of Tech-enhanced Life can search by categories, add reviews of the products, and see links to the manufacturer's websites where they can buy the product or access the resource.

The criteria for adding products and resources to this database is that we think they "look useful, noteworthy, and interesting", and have the potential to improve life for older adults and their families. We have evaluated some of these products, in which case you will see links to a detailed review and or to explorer discussions about the product on this page, or inputs from explorers in the comments.

If the listing does not include reviews or explorer discussions, then we have not evaluated it sufficiently to be able to recommend it or comment on how well it works. If you research this product or resource further, and especially if you try it out, please come back to this page and add your comments.

 

* Full Disclosure: In some cases, the links that take you away from our website to the website of the "company" may be "affiliate links". If you use these links when you buy any of the products we write about, we sometimes get a small percentage of the sale from the manufacturer, which we use to support our research. (This does not effect the price you pay). For more details, see How we Fund our Work.

 

Listing type: 
Learning resource, Product or Service
Filed as: 
Websites or Apps
Key words: 
senior housing