Senior Community Services HOME program empowers older adults to stay in their home and community that they've grown with, because these are places that allow them to continue to live healthy, connected, vibrant lives. All they need is a little help.
Most seniors live alone in a single-family home that they own, and want to remain in their home and community. While it may be more affordable for most older adults to remain in their home, upkeep of that home becomes increasingly financially draining as homeowners age and require assistance. The Center for Housing Policy found that low-income older adults often spend 50% or more of their limited income on home maintenance.
Last year, we helped over 1,300 older adults realize their dream of remaining in their homes and communities by alleviating their most common barrier: financial burden. Without this stress, older adults can focus on living a robust life. Additionally, our dedicated workers and community volunteers interact personally with those we serve and help to alleviate the isolation that many older adults face, contributing to physical and emotional wellbeing.
We know that there are very real emotional, social and health benefits for an older adult that ages in place. But keeping seniors at home and out of segregated senior housing is also the smart move financially for all of us.
Most private health insurance doesn't cover the long-term care of assisted living or nursing homes, meaning seniors often have to pay out of pocket. With limited or no income, many older adults then quickly have to rely on federal programs such as Medicaid to afford those services. These programs are paid for with taxpayer dollars.
Senior Community Services empowers low-income older adults to remain living independently by providing them with high-quality chore and maintenance services that allow them to age in place. Services such as housekeeping, snow shoveling and winter weatherization, grass cutting and leaf raking, plumbing and electrical repairs, and home safety improvements are absolutely essential for keeping an older adult safe and happy at home.
Older adults are an integral social and cultural component of the communities in which they live, and we all benefit when we work together to keep older Minnesotans in their homes. With your generous help, it costs Senior Community Services just $600 a year to keep an older adult in their own home and community, and out of segregated senior housing. We all age.
Senior Community Services supports older adults to stay in their home and community that they've grown with, because these are places that allow them to continue to live healthy, connected, vibrant ...read more
Senior Community Services is a nonprofit organization with a mission to develop, coordinate and provide services that help meet the needs of older adults and support their caregivers. We All Age....read more