SOURCE: AGIS

September 05, 2007 08:00 ET

AGIS Debuts Comprehensive Resource for Caregiving and Eldercare

Aimed at Baby Boomers Tasked With Taking Care of Elderly Parents, AGIS.com Provides a One-Stop Solution for Research and Advice, With Social Networking for Family Caregiver Support

SAN RAMON, CA--(Marketwire - September 5, 2007) - AGIS Network (Assist Guide Information Services), a leader in technology-driven resources for the aging and disability communities since 1998, has launched an extensive consumer Web portal for caregiving issues and information. AGIS provides extensive resources for people whose lives are deeply affected by caregiving questions and concerns, most often adults who must make decisions regarding eldercare and evaluate options for their aging parents. This unique web service combines eldercare education with local support resources and a vibrant community to deliver the best possible solutions for adult caregivers and their families.

AGIS provides a comprehensive database of information and decision-making tools for people to identify optimal eldercare services and financial solutions. The site provides friendly, easy-to-navigate information and community support to walk both older adults and their families through every step of the process. The AGIS online community allows caregivers and their families to connect with people in similar situations and share personal experiences about eldercare solutions they have tried. AGIS is there for caregivers and their loved ones from the beginning, providing accurate answers to common questions such as what to do when someone needs help, offering caregiver advice and tips on how to plan for the future.

"Everyone should have a choice when it comes to their quality of life. If people fully understand all related aspects of their choices, they have a greater chance of maintaining their independence as they age. AGIS is unbiased. It's simple to use. It is the go-to source for everything you need to know about eldercare," commented Pauline Lo Bailey, VP, Hawaii Business Health Council and Director -- Human Resources, Punahou School.

"Caregiving can be a very stressful and complicated experience. AGIS marks the first time that a caregiver can receive unparalleled advice and support in one place," explains AGIS founder and CEO Kevin Sypniewski. "The site is an aggregator of expert information that enables users to efficiently get the critical information they need."

The AGIS Forum is a free social network that helps caregivers connect and interact with each other and provides an online support community designed to foster conversations amongst people sharing eldercare challenges. Users have the ability to share solutions and find a common virtual space as they learn about caregiving. Informed, connected AGIS users make decisions that lead to greater peace of mind for both caregivers and their loved ones. In addition, AGIS addresses the financial aspect of caregiving, where costs have risen exponentially in the past 10 years. Other invaluable resources provided by AGIS include living facility options, diverse specialized services for the elderly, mental and physical health issues, support for caregivers and hands-on checklists designed to make the daunting task of assessing these resources quick and easy.

About AGIS Network (Assist Guide Information Service), Inc.

Based in San Ramon, California, AGIS Network (Assist Guide Information Services) is the leading online community providing comprehensive information and access to eldercare solutions and services. Since 1998, AGIS Network (formerly AssistGuide) has been providing technology driven resources for the aging and disability communities. The company helps improve the quality of life for seniors and their families by uniting eldercare education with local, regional and national support services. For more information AGIS Network please go to www.agisnetwork.com, and to visit the consumer portal please go to www.agis.com.

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