RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Naborforce, the only on-demand platform connecting older adults with a trusted network of “Nabors” who are vetted and ready to help, announced today that that it was expanding its multi-state services to Northern Virginia. Residents across Northern Virginia are driving the award-winning Naborforce model, which aims to inspire joy and help older adults age gracefully by helping and bridging the gap between complete independence and traditional care.
The need for Naborforce’s essential offering is driven by a growing cry for help from families across the United States struggling to balance the demands of supporting elderly loved ones while trying to maintain careers, family commitments and their own health. According to AARP, women take on the majority of family care responsibilities, which puts additional pressure on today’s workforce. Demand for families is expected to continue to grow as 11,000 baby boomers turn 65 every day through 2030. By 2050, the number of people over 80 is expected to triple.
“Clearly, our population is aging and families are under increasing pressure to find support,” said Paige Wilson, founder and CEO of Naborforce. “Today’s caregivers are often caught between caring for an aging loved one and their own children. But there is a solution, and it can be found right in our communities. Naborforce is the first and only technology platform that harnesses the power of community to dispatch a network of on-demand Nabors to collectively lend a helping hand when needed to help older adults stay social and active.”
Naborforce, which recently closed a $9 million Series A funding round led by Translink Capital, chose Northern Virginia as its next market expansion due to increased demand from the area’s older adults, support for errands, transportation and light Looking for help in the household and social commitment. This will expand Naborforce’s presence in the region as it already offers its on-demand services in Bethesda, Potomac and Rockville, Maryland. As part of its recent expansion, Naborforce will now include nearby areas in Northern Virginia such as Aldie, Alexandria, Annandale, Ashburn, Burke, Centerville, Chantilly, Clifton, Dunn Loring, Fairfax, Falls Church, Fort Belvoir, Great Falls, Herndon, Leesburg , McLean, Oakton, Occoquan, Poolesville, Reston, Springfield, Sterling, Vienna and Woodbridge.
Often referred to as “surrogate sons and daughters,” Naborforce’s carefully vetted Naborforce network is hyper-local and based on the strength of the community in each territory served. Nabors in each network are residents who are purpose-driven and want to give back. They are made up of empty nesters, retirees, graduate students and others with a desire to enable older adults in Northern Virginia to age independently and joyfully. The goal of each Nabor is not to provide traditional care, but to serve as a focal point for older adults and their family members when a helping hand is most needed.
“Naborforce is supported by Nabors helping elderly neighbors. Everyone can use a little help now and then. That’s why Naborforce exists,” Wilson said beloved.”
Customers or their families can simply set up an account – which only takes a few minutes – and they are ready to book help for all the little things that make an elderly person’s life better. For example, Nabors can take a client for a walk, clear out a closet, set up an iPhone, change an overhead light, drive to the beauty salon, help prepare a meal, or just enjoy a cup of coffee together.
As a proven model, Naborforce’s technology platform and intrinsically driven network of Nabors have provided support and guidance to clients and their families in Atlanta, Georgia; Richmond, VA; Charlottesville, VA; Williamsburg, VA; Virginia Beach, VA; and Bethesda, MD. Naborforce is now available for community engagement and on-demand support in Northern Virginia. Older adults and/or family members in the area can quickly register and schedule visits online or by phone. There are no contracts, extensive consultations or visits lasting more than an hour. Family members can be added to the Naborforce platform to receive updates, notes and photos from a Naborforce visit.
Passionate and caring Northern Virginia church members who want to make an impact in the lives of older adults in their area and residents who simply want to secure a “Nabor” for on-demand support can learn more by visiting www.naborforce.com.
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