How You Can Help the Elderly Remain in their Own Homes

  • GO HERE to help elderly Americans remain in their homes

Polls show about 90 percent of people ages 65+ would prefer to age in their homes rather than moving to an assisted living facility or nursing home. When compared, aging at home is cheaper and more cost effective than living in a nursing home, where room costs can average anywhere from $6,000 to $8,000 a month. The HomesRenewed Coalition, of which NAHC is a part, is fighting to enable elderly Americans to remain in the homes they know and love.

A key to the HomesRenewed Coalition strategy is creating alliances across traditional business sectors to recognize the shared benefit of home updates. Legislative action is one arena, but building bridges to better serve community living Americans is the big picture.

Our initial and most obvious support comes from the product and installer companies that provide home modifications. But here we see that home care sector leadership also recognizes the benefits for their companies and customers. Technology and food delivery are just two more sectors that reap benefits from updated homes where people of all health, age and ability can thrive in the homes they choose.

Nonproft organizations and advocates in affordability, housing, disability, aging and other areas also see the HomesRenewed Coalition drive for tax incentives to update homes as a good, simple idea that prepares the foundation for their agendae.

And bringing these diverse stakeholders to see their shared interests pushes toward the integration and synergy of a comprehensive system for delivering care to homes that we need to solve the housing and health costs crises we face as a nation.

What are the benefits?

  • Dignity, joy and choice for older Americans who get to make decisions and have them stick.
  • Jobs, business improvement including better client and employee retention.
  • More effective and efficent use of scarce caregiver resources.
  • Reduced medical costs from reduced falls, shorter rehab stays.

The bipartisan Home Modification for Accessibility Act (HR 7676) empowers Americans to make decisions about where and how they live and provides incentives for shared investments by citizens and the Federal government. It will offset the costs of making home modifications through a penalty-free early retirement withdrawal and lifetime tax deduction of up to $30,000. This will reduce injuries and subsequent medical costs associated with falls, as well as drive development and investment in the market.

This capital investment serves the current resident of the home and remains valuable to future residents. The updated home is not just safer and more accessible but also provides an important platform for all kinds of services and technologies to be deployed into older American homes and lives. As a platfom, the home becomes a better place for providers to serve their customers well, economically, and longer.

We need more cosponsors. Representatives will sign on to this legislation if their constituents ask for their support. We need YOUR help to get more cosponsors.

Please use this quick link to write your elected representatives.

Grow the movement by forwarding this letter to your friends and colleagues. JOIN the coalition!

How You Can Help the Elderly Remain in their Own Homes

  • GO HERE to help elderly Americans remain in their homes

Polls show about 90 percent of people ages 65+ would prefer to age in their homes rather than moving to an assisted living facility or nursing home. When compared, aging at home is cheaper and more cost effective than living in a nursing home, where room costs can average anywhere from $6,000 to $8,000 a month. The HomesRenewed Coalition, of which NAHC is a part, is fighting to enable elderly Americans to remain in the homes they know and love.

A key to the HomesRenewed Coalition strategy is creating alliances across traditional business sectors to recognize the shared benefit of home updates. Legislative action is one arena, but building bridges to better serve community living Americans is the big picture.

Our initial and most obvious support comes from the product and installer companies that provide home modifications. But here we see that home care sector leadership also recognizes the benefits for their companies and customers. Technology and food delivery are just two more sectors that reap benefits from updated homes where people of all health, age and ability can thrive in the homes they choose.

Nonproft organizations and advocates in affordability, housing, disability, aging and other areas also see the HomesRenewed Coalition drive for tax incentives to update homes as a good, simple idea that prepares the foundation for their agendae.

And bringing these diverse stakeholders to see their shared interests pushes toward the integration and synergy of a comprehensive system for delivering care to homes that we need to solve the housing and health costs crises we face as a nation.

What are the benefits?

  • Dignity, joy and choice for older Americans who get to make decisions and have them stick.
  • Jobs, business improvement including better client and employee retention.
  • More effective and efficent use of scarce caregiver resources.
  • Reduced medical costs from reduced falls, shorter rehab stays.

The bipartisan Home Modification for Accessibility Act (HR 7676) empowers Americans to make decisions about where and how they live and provides incentives for shared investments by citizens and the Federal government. It will offset the costs of making home modifications through a penalty-free early retirement withdrawal and lifetime tax deduction of up to $30,000. This will reduce injuries and subsequent medical costs associated with falls, as well as drive development and investment in the market.

This capital investment serves the current resident of the home and remains valuable to future residents. The updated home is not just safer and more accessible but also provides an important platform for all kinds of services and technologies to be deployed into older American homes and lives. As a platfom, the home becomes a better place for providers to serve their customers well, economically, and longer.

We need more cosponsors. Representatives will sign on to this legislation if their constituents ask for their support. We need YOUR help to get more cosponsors.

Please use this quick link to write your elected representatives.

Grow the movement by forwarding this letter to your friends and colleagues. JOIN the coalition!

How You Can Help the Elderly Remain in their Own Homes

  • GO HERE to help elderly Americans remain in their homes

Polls show about 90 percent of people ages 65+ would prefer to age in their homes rather than moving to an assisted living facility or nursing home. When compared, aging at home is cheaper and more cost effective than living in a nursing home, where room costs can average anywhere from $6,000 to $8,000 a month. The HomesRenewed Coalition, of which NAHC is a part, is fighting to enable elderly Americans to remain in the homes they know and love.

A key to the HomesRenewed Coalition strategy is creating alliances across traditional business sectors to recognize the shared benefit of home updates. Legislative action is one arena, but building bridges to better serve community living Americans is the big picture.

Our initial and most obvious support comes from the product and installer companies that provide home modifications. But here we see that home care sector leadership also recognizes the benefits for their companies and customers. Technology and food delivery are just two more sectors that reap benefits from updated homes where people of all health, age and ability can thrive in the homes they choose.

Nonproft organizations and advocates in affordability, housing, disability, aging and other areas also see the HomesRenewed Coalition drive for tax incentives to update homes as a good, simple idea that prepares the foundation for their agendae.

And bringing these diverse stakeholders to see their shared interests pushes toward the integration and synergy of a comprehensive system for delivering care to homes that we need to solve the housing and health costs crises we face as a nation.

What are the benefits?

  • Dignity, joy and choice for older Americans who get to make decisions and have them stick.
  • Jobs, business improvement including better client and employee retention.
  • More effective and efficent use of scarce caregiver resources.
  • Reduced medical costs from reduced falls, shorter rehab stays.

The bipartisan Home Modification for Accessibility Act (HR 7676) empowers Americans to make decisions about where and how they live and provides incentives for shared investments by citizens and the Federal government. It will offset the costs of making home modifications through a penalty-free early retirement withdrawal and lifetime tax deduction of up to $30,000. This will reduce injuries and subsequent medical costs associated with falls, as well as drive development and investment in the market.

This capital investment serves the current resident of the home and remains valuable to future residents. The updated home is not just safer and more accessible but also provides an important platform for all kinds of services and technologies to be deployed into older American homes and lives. As a platfom, the home becomes a better place for providers to serve their customers well, economically, and longer.

We need more cosponsors. Representatives will sign on to this legislation if their constituents ask for their support. We need YOUR help to get more cosponsors.

Please use this quick link to write your elected representatives.

Grow the movement by forwarding this letter to your friends and colleagues. JOIN the coalition!

How You Can Help the Elderly Remain in their Own Homes

  • GO HERE to help elderly Americans remain in their homes

Polls show about 90 percent of people ages 65+ would prefer to age in their homes rather than moving to an assisted living facility or nursing home. When compared, aging at home is cheaper and more cost effective than living in a nursing home, where room costs can average anywhere from $6,000 to $8,000 a month. The HomesRenewed Coalition, of which NAHC is a part, is fighting to enable elderly Americans to remain in the homes they know and love.

A key to the HomesRenewed Coalition strategy is creating alliances across traditional business sectors to recognize the shared benefit of home updates. Legislative action is one arena, but building bridges to better serve community living Americans is the big picture.

Our initial and most obvious support comes from the product and installer companies that provide home modifications. But here we see that home care sector leadership also recognizes the benefits for their companies and customers. Technology and food delivery are just two more sectors that reap benefits from updated homes where people of all health, age and ability can thrive in the homes they choose.

Nonproft organizations and advocates in affordability, housing, disability, aging and other areas also see the HomesRenewed Coalition drive for tax incentives to update homes as a good, simple idea that prepares the foundation for their agendae.

And bringing these diverse stakeholders to see their shared interests pushes toward the integration and synergy of a comprehensive system for delivering care to homes that we need to solve the housing and health costs crises we face as a nation.

What are the benefits?

  • Dignity, joy and choice for older Americans who get to make decisions and have them stick.
  • Jobs, business improvement including better client and employee retention.
  • More effective and efficent use of scarce caregiver resources.
  • Reduced medical costs from reduced falls, shorter rehab stays.

The bipartisan Home Modification for Accessibility Act (HR 7676) empowers Americans to make decisions about where and how they live and provides incentives for shared investments by citizens and the Federal government. It will offset the costs of making home modifications through a penalty-free early retirement withdrawal and lifetime tax deduction of up to $30,000. This will reduce injuries and subsequent medical costs associated with falls, as well as drive development and investment in the market.

This capital investment serves the current resident of the home and remains valuable to future residents. The updated home is not just safer and more accessible but also provides an important platform for all kinds of services and technologies to be deployed into older American homes and lives. As a platfom, the home becomes a better place for providers to serve their customers well, economically, and longer.

We need more cosponsors. Representatives will sign on to this legislation if their constituents ask for their support. We need YOUR help to get more cosponsors.

Please use this quick link to write your elected representatives.

Grow the movement by forwarding this letter to your friends and colleagues. JOIN the coalition!

How You Can Help the Elderly Remain in their Own Homes

GO HERE to help elderly Americans remain in their homes Polls show about 90 percent of people ages 65+ would prefer to age in their homes rather than moving to an assisted living facility or nursing home. When compared, aging at home is cheaper and more cost effective than living in a nursing home, where…

NAHC Supports New Bill To Empower Seniors to Stay in their Homes

Our homes are so important to us. It’s not just where we sleep and eat most of our meals, it’s our place to be indepedent. And, since the pandemic, it’s increasingly an office, a gym, a child care center, and, of course, if you need health care, your home is a great place to receive it.

That is why NAHC is thrilled to announce that on Friday, May 6, U.S Representatives Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) and Thomas Suozzi (D-NY) introduced the Home Modification for Accessibility Act (H.R. 7676), legislation that provides tax incentives for home modifications so seniors and those with disabilities can more easily and safely continue living in their own homes.

The Home Modification for Accessibility Act empowers Americans to make decisions about where and how they live by offsetting the costs associated with making home modifications through a penalty free early retirement withdrawal and lifetime tax deduction of up to $30,000. This will reduce injuries and subsequent medical costs associated with falls, as well as drive development and investment in the market and create new job opportunities for skilled laborers and contractors.

“This bill is a step in the right direction towards enabling more seniors to age in place while ensuring they are positioned for many more years of comfortably living in their own homes,” said NAHC President William A. Dombi. “This legislation has the full support of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice.”

Not only is living at home the preferred option for 90 percent of aging Americans, it is also vastly more affordable for people and the country. Having to live in a nursing home where room costs can average anywhere from $6,000 to $8,000 a month.

“Given the option, the vast majority of seniors and people with disabilities want to stay in their own home for as long as possible. It’s more comfortable, less costly, and improves quality of life,” said Rep. Crist. “Unfortunately, many homes lack accessibility upgrades to make this a reality for seniors on fixed incomes and people with disabilities. That’s why I introduced the Home Modification for Accessibility Act – to provide tax incentives so that more Floridians have the option to live and age safely in their own home. It’s the right thing to do!”

“We have a storm coming, with the number of disabled elders expected to double in the coming years. Fewer family caregivers are available for these aging Americans and the market for long-term care insurance is not currently sufficient to address these demographic challenges,” said Rep. Suozzi. “We must do all we can to ensure New Yorkers have the option to live and age safely in the comfort of their own home.”

“This bill will help correct a fundamental injustice in American life. While we’re living longer and healthcare is increasingly conducted at home, the country’s housing stock is not meeting our daily and safety needs,” said Louis Tenenbaum, founder and president, HomesRenewed Coalition. “Incentives outlined in this bill will encourage people to demand building and renovation designs that support aging in place with joy, dignity and independence,” added Tenenbaum. “Over time, these features will become the norm, benefiting individuals, families, the healthcare system and our economy.”

Please join NAHC in supporting this legislation, which will enable aging and disabled Americans to continue to live in their own homes.

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NAHC Supports New Bill To Empower Seniors to Stay in their Homes

Our homes are so important to us. It’s not just where we sleep and eat most of our meals, it’s our place to be indepedent. And, since the pandemic, it’s increasingly an office, a gym, a child care center, and, of course, if you need health care, your home is a great place to receive it.

That is why NAHC is thrilled to announce that on Friday, May 6, U.S Representatives Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) and Thomas Suozzi (D-NY) introduced the Home Modification for Accessibility Act (H.R. 7676), legislation that provides tax incentives for home modifications so seniors and those with disabilities can more easily and safely continue living in their own homes.

The Home Modification for Accessibility Act empowers Americans to make decisions about where and how they live by offsetting the costs associated with making home modifications through a penalty free early retirement withdrawal and lifetime tax deduction of up to $30,000. This will reduce injuries and subsequent medical costs associated with falls, as well as drive development and investment in the market and create new job opportunities for skilled laborers and contractors.

“This bill is a step in the right direction towards enabling more seniors to age in place while ensuring they are positioned for many more years of comfortably living in their own homes,” said NAHC President William A. Dombi. “This legislation has the full support of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice.”

Not only is living at home the preferred option for 90 percent of aging Americans, it is also vastly more affordable for people and the country. Having to live in a nursing home where room costs can average anywhere from $6,000 to $8,000 a month.

“Given the option, the vast majority of seniors and people with disabilities want to stay in their own home for as long as possible. It’s more comfortable, less costly, and improves quality of life,” said Rep. Crist. “Unfortunately, many homes lack accessibility upgrades to make this a reality for seniors on fixed incomes and people with disabilities. That’s why I introduced the Home Modification for Accessibility Act – to provide tax incentives so that more Floridians have the option to live and age safely in their own home. It’s the right thing to do!”

“We have a storm coming, with the number of disabled elders expected to double in the coming years. Fewer family caregivers are available for these aging Americans and the market for long-term care insurance is not currently sufficient to address these demographic challenges,” said Rep. Suozzi. “We must do all we can to ensure New Yorkers have the option to live and age safely in the comfort of their own home.”

“This bill will help correct a fundamental injustice in American life. While we’re living longer and healthcare is increasingly conducted at home, the country’s housing stock is not meeting our daily and safety needs,” said Louis Tenenbaum, founder and president, HomesRenewed Coalition. “Incentives outlined in this bill will encourage people to demand building and renovation designs that support aging in place with joy, dignity and independence,” added Tenenbaum. “Over time, these features will become the norm, benefiting individuals, families, the healthcare system and our economy.”

Please join NAHC in supporting this legislation, which will enable aging and disabled Americans to continue to live in their own homes.

Additional Resources:

NAHC Supports New Bill To Empower Seniors to Stay in their Homes

Go to NAHC’s Advocacy Center to support this legislation! Our homes are so important to us. It’s not just where we sleep and eat most of our meals, it’s our place to be indepedent. And, since the pandemic, it’s increasingly an office, a gym, a child care center, and, of course, if you need health…