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Senior Housing Resident Service Coordinator Program

Urge the Governor to Invest in Resident Service Coordination in Next Year's Budget!

For many years, operators of senior housing have been able to access federal dollars for service coordinators through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Research has shown that service coordination in senior housing promotes emotional well-being and stronger social supports, higher resident awareness of services, and better linkages between residents and needed services. Unfortunately, the HUD funding never met the demand for service coordination across New York State and has been reduced significantly in recent years. Without state investment, this successful model may become extinct.

LeadingAge New York is asking that next year's Executive Budget include a $10 million, five-year investment in the Resident Service Coordinator Program. This $10 million would be used in conjunction with New York's historic commitment of $125 million to senior housing and would create a very cost-effective model for seniors to age in place, either in the new housing constructed for them or in the preexisting housing where they reside. The model would also result in savings to the state's Medicaid program by keeping low-income seniors out of more costly levels of care, such as assisted living or nursing homes.

Enter your information to contact Governor Cuomo, urging him to support the healthy aging of New York's seniors by investing in the Resident Service Coordinator Program.