Quality care is a community pursuit.
They say it takes a village to raise a child. We say it takes a village for everyone to thrive and are here to make care communities—for and by neighbors of all ages—the norm.
Fostering Care Communities, For and By Neighbors of All Ages
But only when we live in communities where we can receive, as well as give, care.
We believe in-home care is a key to continued health.
6 in 10 Americans live with one or more chronic diseases, which cost trillions and can mostly be prevented through lifestyle and regular health screenings. We believe in-home care could increase screening rates and lead to livelier people and less use of ERs for primary care.
Caring neighbors are vital for our vitality.
Loneliness is at epidemic levels in the U.S. with harmful impacts on our health and costing billions a year to address. The good news is that community care shapes our basic health more than medical care. This means neighbors of all ages can make the best in-home caregivers.
Superior health care requires the people next door.
Beyond the health benefits of uniting neighbors, there are practical and economic ones too, like the power of physical proximity and resource sharing. It’s time to leverage people with high caring potential and provide medical backup where they are–at or close to home.
Here’s our plan to bring them to life:
Spreading the concept and benefits of neighbor-led villages, particularly around improving quality of life for caregivers and aging adults.
Turning research into tools to make village making fun and doable for most anyone, as well as to engage local leaders across sectors.
Building relationships to develop creative village models and programs, plus ways to augment neighbor care with in-home medical care.
Imagine a five-story community center with care coordinators.
Now imagine living there.
You’ve just imagined our dream vertical village.
And here are some of its potential perks:
Dreamy villages rely on neighbors like you.
Make one a reality, even if it’s tiny >>>