**PAYING FOR SENIOR CARE
Around half a million people in the country are homeless, with a significant number being seniors and veterans. Homeless seniors confront higher risks than those living in homes or long-term care facilities. They struggle to access resources for maintaining their mental and physical well-being and often lack support from family and friends.
In response to this issue, we’ve developed a guide that offers information about nationwide programs that can assist homeless seniors in securing stable housing and fulfilling their essential requirements.
You can access our guide here: https://www.payingforseniorcare.com/emergency-housing-guide.
Although the COVID-19 pandemic made it more difficult for older adults to afford their living expenses, research published by the United States Census Bureau indicates that one in six older Americans “participated in a wide range of needs-based assistance programs” before the SARS-CoV-2 virus entered the United States. Melissa Garthwait, Resource Coordinator at Hartford HealthCare’s Center for Healthy Aging, explains, “As We are seeing an increase in elderly that are homeless or being evicted from rental properties. They have lost income sources and had reductions in monthly benefits, and thus are unable to make ends meet and pay their rent as they were prepandemic.”
Worried about rising costs, many older adults are turning to government-funded programs for help with the cost of housing, utility bills, medical care and food. This guide provides an overview of some of the most helpful programs, along with eligibility information and application instructions for each one. You’ll also find information on programs designed to promote civic engagement and help seniors stay connected within their communities.
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