• Providing for caregivers of older adults with physical and mental limitations.

  • The mission of SCS is to develop, coordinate and provide services that help meet the needs of older adults and support their caregivers.

  • http://seniorcommunity.org
  • Senior Community Services

Who We Are And What We Do

A leader in fostering independence and vitality for older adults, Senior Community Services (SCS) is dedicated to mobilizing the community to reimagine aging as vibrant, dignified, safe and healthy. Founded in 1950, we connect and empower the older adults we serve and the caregivers that enable them to live independently through expertise, commitment and innovation. As one of the largest senior-serving organizations in Minnesota, we served 24,000 unique individuals in 2016 across six core programs. Aging is good and caregiving is important.

What We Want To Do

In order to remain independent in their own homes, many older adults require the help of informal caregivers, usually family members, friends or other loved ones. CareNextion is an efficient online tool that enabled 3,370 caregiving teams in 2016 to coordinate tasks, locate resources, journal visits and get real-time help for themselves and their loved ones. We want to develop CareNextion as a standalone app.

How Mobile App Will Help

Family caregivers are essential to the functioning of the health care system for older adults, and without their tremendous investment of time and resources, the system of care for elders would fail. Unfortunately, studies have repeatedly documented that caregivers are at a much higher risk of developing depression and other health problems, as well as earning less lifetime income. A mobile app version of CareNextion will benefit caregivers by increasing accessibility and ease of use, in turn helping to alleviate the emotional and physical stresses faced by caregivers.

How Our Organization Will Use Technology

According to the Minnesota Council on Foundations, less than 1% of Minnesota's $1 billion philanthropic dollars are earmarked for older adult services. The goal of developing CareNextion as a mobile app is, first and foremost, to better serve caregivers and, in turn, older adults. However, developing CareNextion as a stand-alone app will also provide the potential for additional, reliable funding that will help us maintain the high-quality services we provide older adults at the level that they deserve, the need for which will undoubtedly continue to grow as more and more of the Baby Boomer generation moves into retirement.

Who will use Technology

Caregivers will use the technology, but society as a whole will benefit from healthier, happier caregivers. By 2030, one in four Minnesotans will be over the age of 65, an unprecedented demographic shift. With more women in the workforce, smaller family sizes and geographically dispersed family members, the number of available caregivers has dropped. In Minnesota, with each 1% loss of caregivers, an additional $30 million is required in public funding.


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  • : http://seniorcommunity.org
  • : Providing for caregivers of older adults with physical and mental limitations.
  • : The mission of SCS is to develop, coordinate and provide services that help meet the needs of older adults and support their caregivers.
  • : A leader in fostering independence and vitality for older adults, Senior Community Services (SCS) is dedicated to mobilizing the community to reimagine aging as vibrant, dignified, safe and healthy. Founded in 1950, we connect and empower the older adults we serve and the caregivers that enable them to live independently through expertise, commitment and innovation. As one of the largest senior-serving organizations in Minnesota, we served 24,000 unique individuals in 2016 across six core programs. Aging is good and caregiving is important.
  • : In order to remain independent in their own homes, many older adults require the help of informal caregivers, usually family members, friends or other loved ones. CareNextion is an efficient online tool that enabled 3,370 caregiving teams in 2016 to coordinate tasks, locate resources, journal visits and get real-time help for themselves and their loved ones. We want to develop CareNextion as a standalone app.
  • : Family caregivers are essential to the functioning of the health care system for older adults, and without their tremendous investment of time and resources, the system of care for elders would fail. Unfortunately, studies have repeatedly documented that caregivers are at a much higher risk of developing depression and other health problems, as well as earning less lifetime income. A mobile app version of CareNextion will benefit caregivers by increasing accessibility and ease of use, in turn helping to alleviate the emotional and physical stresses faced by caregivers.
  • : According to the Minnesota Council on Foundations, less than 1% of Minnesota's $1 billion philanthropic dollars are earmarked for older adult services. The goal of developing CareNextion as a mobile app is, first and foremost, to better serve caregivers and, in turn, older adults. However, developing CareNextion as a stand-alone app will also provide the potential for additional, reliable funding that will help us maintain the high-quality services we provide older adults at the level that they deserve, the need for which will undoubtedly continue to grow as more and more of the Baby Boomer generation moves into retirement.
  • : Caregivers will use the technology, but society as a whole will benefit from healthier, happier caregivers. By 2030, one in four Minnesotans will be over the age of 65, an unprecedented demographic shift. With more women in the workforce, smaller family sizes and geographically dispersed family members, the number of available caregivers has dropped. In Minnesota, with each 1% loss of caregivers, an additional $30 million is required in public funding.