by Stephan B. Benton Financial Counselor The older DFW neighborhoods in this hot housing market are subjecting vulnerable seniors to aggressive solicitations by house flippers seeking to make a quick buck. These flippers attempt to buy a house and then immediately resell it, with no intention of living in it, remodeling it, or bulldozing it […]
Beginning March 2, the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) will have $842 million to assist homeowners with past-due mortgage payments, property taxes, insurance, and HOA fees. The money is in a Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF), which was established under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to ease financial hardships associated with
Older adults need car and life insurance and want the best price as we all do. However, insurance frauds and scams can be hard to detect. Our Elder Financial Safety Center staff gives seniors tell-tale sign to watch for when shopping for insurance. Please like and share this video! Then subscribe to our channel. Volunteer
Updated guidelines from the Texas Department of Health and Human Services on nursing facility actions in the event of a COVID-19 exposure.
Federal legislation has created housing programs that assist older adults who have limited income. The Senior Source understands the complexity of these programs and has compiled the following to help you navigate through the maze of information. Please note: This is housing for “independent living.” If you are interested in long-term care housing, such as
The Executive Commissioner of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) adopts on an emergency basis in Title 26, Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 553, Licensing Standards for Assisted Living Facilities, Subchapter K, COVID-19 Emergency Rule, new §553.2003, concerning an emergency rule in response to COVID-19 describing requirements for limited indoor and outdoor visitation in
The Executive Commissioner of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC or Commission) adopts on an emergency basis in Title 26 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 553, Licensing Standards for Assisted Living Facilities, new §553.2001, concerning an emergency rule in response to COVID-19 and requiring assisted living facility actions to mitigate and contain COVID-19.
Join Ombudsman Arreale Turner as she talks to nursing home resident Ronny Mac about his life journey and current experiences during the pandemic. His advice on weathering difficult times are the words of wisdom we all need during these difficult times. This video is in honor of Older Americans Month, June 2021.
Throughout this pandemic the Senior Source Ombudsman Program has persevered in what we do best – serving and protecting residents in nursing homes. Watch this video from our staff, volunteers, and client caregivers to hear about what it is like to love and care for someone from a social distance.
How did The Senior Source’s Guardianship Program pivot when the COVID-19 long-term care facility visitation restrictions started? This response letter provides details of how our staff continued to serve the most vulnerable clients during this difficult time.