Housing & Homeownership
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Many adults hope to age in place for as long as it is physically possible. To empower choice and independence, Benjamin Rose offers supportive housing for low-income seniors. We also have a range of programs and services that are open to all ages to encourage housing stability along the aging journey.
Our HUD Certified Housing and Financial Counselors are foreclosure prevention advocates that can obtain financial assistance and/or negotiate with your servicer for an affordable mortgage solution.
Property Tax Counseling
We assist homeowners who are unable to pay, or are delinquent on, their property taxes, by seeking options to help you bring property taxes current, establish an affordable payment plan or other solutions.
Keeping the Kitchen Safe for a Loved One with Late Stage Dementia
The kitchen is the heart of most families' homes. If we have a loved one living with dementia at home, especially in the later stages, we will want to do everything we can to help keep their kitchen as safe as it can be.Read More
Winter Household Maintenance Tasks for Older Adults
Winter can be tough on our homes, even if we live in an area that receives little or no snow. If we don’t prepare ahead of time, we may face costly heating and lighting bills or repairs that can drain our budgets, especially if we are retired or on a fixed income. Before going into hibernation mode, there are a few winter home maintenance chores we should attend to.Read More
Aging in Place: When is the Right Time to Right Size?
Deciding whether to continue to live in the home we have lived in for decades is a difficult decision. Not only are there financial considerations to think about, but we also need to factor in health and safety issues, such as whether our home can be easily navigated as we age. If we are caring for an older loved one, we may wonder if the home they’re in right now is still right for them based on the changing needs of their health and care. As the holidays approach and family comes together, it may be the right time to have the “Right Sizing” conversation with a loved one that could open the doors to knowing if it is the right time for them to move.Read More
Home Buying in a Retirement Community: Downsizing the Family Home
When it comes to senior living options, there are a number of housing options available for today's older adult population. While some older adults will require the care and attention of nursing homes or assisted living communities, there are others who don't require as much, or any, care, but who instead want to be in a community of their peers. These retirement communities can provide us with a great opportunity to meet and participate in activities with others that we need to live the healthy and balanced lives we deserve well into our golden years.Read More
There's No Place Like Home: Creating Safe Environments for People With Late Stage Dementia
For someone with Alzheimer’s or another memory disorder, home may not always be the safest or most convenient place to live. As caregivers, we can help a loved one make modifications so they can continue to live safely in familiar surroundings.Read More