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Administration Awards $19.5 Million to Produce More Assisted Living Senior Housing in 4 States

(Source: LoanSafe.org)

Elderly Americans in Arizona, Maryland, New York and Ohio will soon find themselves living in upgraded apartments equipped to meet their physical needs because of $19.5 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. HUD today announced the grants to help convert existing multifamily projects into assisted living facility for the elderly. A detailed summary of each grant is attached to this release.

The funding is provided through HUD’s Assisted Living Conversion Program which provides grants for the physical conversion of eligible multifamily assisted housing projects or portions of projects to assisted living facilities.

“These grants will provide an affordable option to nursing homes, helping seniors to live independently,” said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. “The funding we announce today will allow the elderly an opportunity to age in place in familiar surroundings as they become older and require supportive services.”  READ MORE

Article Examines Training Program for Family Caregivers of Adults in Affordable Housing

(Source: Family Caregiver Alliance Caregiving PolicyDigest Volume X, Number 13)

A recent article in Cityscape (Volume 12, Number 2), a journal produced by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, describes a pilot program at four affordable housing properties for older adults in Washington, DC.   With input from service coordinators, residents, and family caregivers, a two-part workshop was designed to increase caregiver capacity while strengthening the coordination between caregivers and service staff.  Caregivers who participated in the workshops reported feeling more confident in their roles as well as more knowledgeable of resources.  To read "Aging in Place Partnerships: A Training Program for Family Caregivers of Residents Living in Affordable Senior Housing" by Alisha Sanders and colleagues, visit:Cityscape

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2010

Aging in Place Partnerships: A Training Program for Family Caregivers of Residents Living in Affordable Senior Housing  READ ARTICLE