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Places for Seniors to be safe
posted at December 16, 2012 7:24 AM EST
First: June 21, 2010
Last: December 16, 2012
There is no place for seniors to go as in retirement village, They are all to expensive. For me to get one bed , would take all i have and nothing to live on. I need a place to go that has transportation and 24 hour staff, my husband passed and I found out after he went , he had spent all the money. I am now 71 with no means to get into an independent living.
Re: Places for Seniors to be safe
posted at December 16, 2012 6:33 PM EST
First: November 27, 2011
Last: May 18, 2013
I don't know where you are but there are Senior Independent Living Facilities around the country that are a join effort between a nonprofit (perhaps a church) and the government.
You can check with your local Dept of Aging for a list or the HUD website and locate by your state:
HUD: Multifamily Inventory of Units for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
These are subsidized based on your income and assets. However, I will tell you that many have waiting list for the Sect. 8 plans but there are other HUD plans that have subsidies and no waiting list.
My mother was in one outside of Atlanta for 12 years and it was great. Nice area and safe.
She had a (1) bedroom with small kitchen, living area with a dine in - just big enough.
She was not subsidized and her rent was about $700 a month -this included all utilities, except phone, even cable. 24/7 security, with emergency call buttons in a couple of rooms, laundry facilities on each floor, transportation to grocery and other shopping, planned activities, computer room, exercise room. You paid extra if you wanted catered meals but meals on wheels did come there too.
You could be as active or inactive as you wanted to be. They had onsite administrators that were trained to be of service to the elderly - helping them with various paperwork things like signing up for Medicare D or MA plans on an annual basis - or filing out the income asset qualifiers for the government each year.
More help could be brought in if needed but would either have to be paid or gotten through a social service agency.
Try calling your local Dept. of Aging, they usually have list of this type of senior/disabled housing. If you can move to another area or state, this might even open up other places too.