The County and City of Los Angeles have partnered to create a user-friendly website, Los Angeles Network of Care, at: http://losangeles.networkofcare.org/aging
This website helps seniors, disabled, and their caregivers quickly locate services they need.
Los Angeles County has a population larger than most states and a senior population, aged 60 and older, of 1.4 million, placing a huge demand on the Area Agencies on Aging to provide comprehensive and accessible services.
The website has features that allow consumers or their caregivers to create their own personal information record on-line that can also be used by their care coordinators. The website has educational information on matters such as diseases, medications and treatments, care management issues, prevention, early intervention, planning, consumer advocacy and protection.
The website is a collaborative effort that will help seniors as a whole and is a step toward providing seamless senior services in our county, says Cynthia Banks, Director, Community and Senior Services and the Los Angeles County Area Agency on Aging.
Enhancements to the website will include an increase of the County’s Information and Assistance staff to better meet the service demands. Website data is continuously updated to provide the most up-to-date information on the site.
There are programs and services available through our Area Agencies on Aging and other providers that many Angelinos do not know about, says Laura Trejo, General Manager, City of Los Angeles Department of Aging. We are hopeful that by getting the word out about the new website, more of our services will be utilized, she added.