Affordable housing with supportive services is a key component of our nation's long term care continuum. While there are more than 300,000 Section 202 units across the country, this remains a small number of resources when compared to the need. Unfortunately, large numbers of people still wait in line with the hope of finding an affordable living solution.
With the support of the U.S. Department of HUD, Silvercrest Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation and New York Hospital Queens were able to develop a new and modern facility that has become home to 100 low-income seniors in need of housing. This facility provides another resource for those who are of limited means, but in need of basic accommodations.
Silvercrest Senior Housing provides its residents with a comfortable and secure place to live, as well as with ready access to both acute and long-term care services.
As a resident ages, the housing Coordinator must identify that individual's changing needs in order to ensure that supports are modified appropriately. This helps to maximize the resident's functional independence and to maintain his/her dignity and self-esteem. With greater frailty will come greater need for services. The Coordinator will link tenants with Silvercrest’s service delivery system or with other, community-based services, depending upon the need.
Although Silvercrest supports an extensive array of services within the continuum of care, the evolving needs of residents at Silvercrest Senior Housing will help us to define new services for future development.
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