Collaboratives Help With Aging in Place
The New York Times article Coming Together to Make Aging a Little Easier details an interesting concept called the Caring Collaborative. The group was started in 2008 by the Transition Network, a New York-based nonprofit group for professional women in or near retirement, the collaborative has 200 volunteers. They provide network members, who pay a small fee, with short-term, nonemergency caregiving, like pet care, meal and prescription delivery, hospital visits and escorted medical appointments. The network is not organized to help the frail elderly or provide long-term care.