When you’re facing an eldercare dilemma, the last thing you need is to worry whether
you’re getting biased advice and information. Smart caregivers maintain a healthy
skepticism about any guidance they receive, constantly asking, “Can I really trust
this, or is it designed to sell me something?”
Because our business was founded on our own caregiving experience, we know how important
such questions are. In fact, our business depends on the ongoing trust and confidence
of caregivers. That’s why we take pains to ensure that helping caregivers and their
families live healthier, happier lives remains our guiding principle.
Toward that goal, we strive to provide caregivers with free access to the broadest
possible range of worthwhile eldercare information. To do so, we combine our own
content with material from many other unbiased sources.
Our commitment to caregivers can be traced to the roots of our business in the late
1990s. Inspired by his own family’s experience with disability, Kevin Sypniewski
founded AssistGuide in 1998 to help families find the eldercare and disability information
Sypniewski and his team began by building websites for small care providers in Hawaii.
As these providers came online, AssistGuide tied them together with a unified portal,
the first of its kind. Hawaiians facing care challenges now had a single resource
for easier access to affordable services as well as the information they needed
to make tough decisions.
Since then, we’ve worked with a wide range of businesses, government agencies, and
insurance providers nationwide. We serve employers by educating their employees
about long term care and their financial options.
In 2006, AssistGuide changed its name to AGIS and moved its headquarters to San
Ramon, California, to begin preparing for the launch of the AGIS website.
As the AGIS Network circle continues to grow, we retain our original focus: helping
people face and embrace the challenges of aging. We look forward to earning and
maintaining your trust.
So how do we make money?
AGIS makes money from advertising, partnerships, and sponsorships. These relationships
are kept strictly separate from the content and search results that appear on our
site, and any company that becomes a partner, sponsor, or advertiser is clearly
identified as such.
We do not endorse, nor do we have any financial interest in, any provider listed
in our search results. We do not accept payment from providers seeking to improve
their placement in search results. For us, these rules are not just a matter of
principle -- they’re business necessities.