Strategy HCO2.2: Collect information and raise awareness of affordable home health options that allow residents to remain in their homes.
After personal safety, affordability is the single most difficult housing issue for many older adults. Retired older adults living on fixed incomes often struggle to pay rising rents and property taxes. Strategies including tax deferrals, tax postponement, property tax caps, homestead exemptions, deferred loan programs, and others can reduce the housing burden on older adults. There are numerous programs throughout the region that provide home health care options for aging adults. Mobile care clinics, naturally occurring retirement communities (NORCs), and other similar programs provide critical services to aging adults and allow them to remain in their homes.