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H.O.M.E. partnering with Rush to offer health services to low-income homeowners

Bethany Dadisman
Published: February 05, 2019

Affordability of housing and housing-related services can directly impact a senior’s health. Through our Upkeep & Repair program, H.O.M.E. performs mostly emergency indoor household repairs to ensure that low-income senior homeowners enjoy healthy and safe living conditions within their own homes.

Rush Logo[9876]In 2019, with the support of The Retirement Research Foundation, Telligen Community Initiatives, and The Kott Memorial Charitable Trust, we are partnering with Rush University Medical Center to offer extended services to clients who enroll in our Upkeep & Repair "Plus" program.

Using an evidence-based model developed by Johns Hopkins, we will add an Occupational Therapist and Registered Nurse to our repair team to address environmental and functional risks that impact a senior’s health.

Andre and view from back doors

Our Upkeep & Repair program has been helping older adult homeowners to access affordable repairs for nearly 20 years. With Upkeep & Repair Plus, H.O.M.E. and Rush will further help older adults to live safely in their homes.

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