North Carolina (PRWEB) September 19, 2006
Senior Approved Services (SAS) has served more than 8,000 seniors across the United States since 2003 at no cost to the senior and without asking or expecting supportive dollars from Federal or State funding. Thanks to a North Carolina entrepreneur, an active advocate for the elder population, Senior Approved Services is now represented within the state of North Carolina.
North Carolina resident, Mr. Dan Taylor, has generously agreed to sponsor Senior Approved Services for the entire state of NC. Please see http://www.seniorapproved-northcarolina.com.
Mr. Taylor is an attorney, creator of "The Parent Care Solution," and author of "The Parent Care Conversation," Penguin publishing. He is generously donating 10% of his book sales to a fund that will be used to help seniors in need throughout NC.
The demand for additional resources to serve both the needs of the aging population and supportive programs for the family caregiver within NC is clear.
The aging population within the State of North Carolina is expected to increase at the rate of 47% by the year 2030. (Source: 2000 U.S. Census records)
25% of the entire current population of NC identifies itself as a family member providing some level of care on behalf of a loved one. (Source: 2005 NC Division of Aging and Adult Services)
Seniors, family caregivers, social workers, discharge planners and even EAP groups make use of SAS service free of charge. The company is supported by; forward thinking, caring, elder care businesses that recognize the need to protect the elder population from contracting with less than desirable companies.
Each Certified Senior Approved Service must adhere to a code of ethics in its daily operations. The ethical business practices of health and elder care-related services, resources, and products is proven through the successful completion of an ethic-based consumer-driven survey process.
Barbara Mascio, founder of Senior Approved Services (http://www.seniorapprovedcertification.com) states, “We are grateful to Dan Taylor for sponsoring the North Carolina version of Senior Approved Services. The web site (http://www.seniorapproved-northcarolina.com) currently provides local NC links, a North Carolina specific calendar of events, and helpful information for family caregivers. Our next step is to add a recommended provider list of verified safe reliable NC-based services." Mascio continued, "We are working to meet the challenge of locating North Carolina business serving the senior citizen population who meet our standards and are prepared to accept new clients.”
Complimenting existing programs, SAS is poised to make a positive impact within NC. The goal of Senior Approved Services is to develop a "One-Call-Solution." This opens up a tremendous opportunity for any business that serves or sells to the senior citizen.