Governor Launches Comprehensive Health Care Website For Seniors & People With Disabilities

In his continuing effort to improve the lives of Oregon’s most vulnerable citizens, Governor Ted Kulongoski launched a new website that provides one-stop shop for long-term care and other health care information. The “Network of Care” website is a multilingual, community-based Website that provides comprehensive long-term care information and education to the thousands of Oregon seniors and persons with disabilities.

“As Oregon’s population ages – and as our older citizens live longer – more and more Oregonians and their families will be faced with choices about where to live and the kind of assistance they need to maintain their health and independence for as long as possible,” Governor Ted Kulongoski said. “Network of Care will help Oregonians achieve that goal by providing a ground-breaking new health service for older Oregonians, Oregonians with disabilities, and their families that makes critical information available about Oregon’s long term care services on one user-friendly web site,” Governor Kulongoski said.

The website ( is one of the first results of Senate Bill 870 which are designed to modernize Oregon Project Independence. This Legislative Session Oregon Project Independence was able to be fully funded. This wonderful program provides the services necessary to keep seniors in their own homes. “Network of Care” (we should link the words “Network of Care” throughout) gives seniors and their caregivers the ability to find the right service at the right time, to educate themselves about the issues they care about, find devices to assist in day to day life, understand current policy initiatives and communicate directly to elected officials. It will help them manage their affairs and keep important records.

The Website is a cooperative project of the Oregon Association of Area Agencies on Aging and Disabilities (O4AD) and the Department of Human Services. Funding for the site is from the Older Americans Act and Oregon Project Independence (OPI). Trilogy Integrated Resources developed the site.

Posted on November 29, 2005
Health Care