The Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ first advisory council on aging will guide municipal administration policy to achieve the goal of making the Commonwealth the most age-friendly state for people of all ages.
Boston, MA (April 13, 2017) — Seniorlink, Inc., a company that provides collaborative care solutions, is pleased to announce that President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas Riley was named by Governor Charlie Baker to the state’s first Governor’s Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts.
Comprised of leaders from business, health care, technology and innovation, advocacy organizations, caregivers and municipalities, the Council will focus on developing a plan to improve public and private efforts to support healthy aging in Massachusetts, and achieve the goal of making the Commonwealth the most age-friendly state for people of all ages. Older adults are the largest and fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population, and they will make up 23% of the Massachusetts population by 2035.
The opportunity to work with Governor Baker’s administration and the Council aligns directly with Riley’s commitment to provide services and technology that enrich the lives of caregivers and their families. Under Riley’s leadership, Seniorlink’s unique in-home care management division, Caregiver Homes, was the first home- and community-based service in the U.S. to receive the National Committee for Quality Assurance's (NCQA) highest level of Accreditation for Case Management and is the only NCQA-approved provider of Adult Foster Care services in Massachusetts.
Building on that dedication to quality, Seniorlink is developing new ways to leverage technology solutions that improve patient-centered care by encouraging more collaboration among caregivers, care teams, and professional supports, and that result in better outcomes at a lower cost.
“I am honored to serve on Governor Baker’s Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts. Older Americans remain vital to both the health of our state’s economy and the character of our local communities,” said Riley. “By understanding the unique talents and needs of these citizens and the family caregivers that support them, the Council will be able to identify public-private strategies that can be practically implemented and shared across the country.”
The 24-member Council will be co-chaired by two social workers, philanthropist Eileen Connors and Executive Office of Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders. Other members include Massachusetts Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Jay Ash; Ger Brophy, Chief Technology Officer, Life Sciences, General Electric Healthcare; and Joseph F. Coughlin, Director, MIT AgeLab. A full list of members, along with more information about the Council, can be found at www.mass.gov/governor/press-office/press-releases/fy2017/administration-establishes-council-to-address-aging.html.
About Seniorlink, Inc.
Seniorlink provides collaborative care solutions that combine technology, care teams and the most reliable and trusted resource for care delivery: activated caregivers. The goal in supporting caregivers is to drive high-quality care and better outcomes at a lower cost across the health care system. Seniorlink's unique in-home care management division, Caregiver Homes, dedicates experienced care teams to work alongside caregivers and their families, offering coaching and support at every step. This model, known as Structured Family Caregiving, was the first home- and community-based service in the nation to receive the National Committee for Quality Assurance's (NCQA) highest level of Accreditation for Case Management, and is the only NCQA-approved provider for case management in all six states where the company operates today.