As individuals reach the age of 62 or older, they are more likely to retire and start living on a fixed income. When these individuals need to move into assisted living facilities, finding affordable housing that gives them the level of care they need and independence they desire becomes important. At the Village at Oakwood in Oklahoma City, we work with various government agencies to give seniors the low income housing they need on their fixed income.
The Advantage Waiver Program is a long-term care program providing Medicaid funded home & community-based services to frail elders and adults with physical disabilities. ADvantage is a program of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) through its Aging Services Division and is administered by the Long Term Care Authority (LTCA) of Tulsa and Enid. The ADvantage Waiver Program will pay for the services that are provided by the Assisted Living facility. It does not, however, pay for room and board. That cost for room and board is the responsibility of the consumer and is generally paid for out of the consumer’s Social Security check, retirement, pension, or other source of income. Some consumers may be over the gross median income limit and will help pay for the services the Assisted Living Community provides depending on that consumer’s income.
Preperation of meal, housekeeping, personal care, medication administration, coordinated transportation, laundry service, and life enrichment activities are available if you choose to receive these services from the on-site provider. Our resident assistants are available 24 hours a day to give you a helping hand in a friendly and dignified manner. An assessment will help you determine and customize services to your individual needs.
The Oklahoma Living Choice Project promotes community living for people who have disabilities or long-term illnesses. The project gives Oklahomans more options for managing their health care needs and adding more balance to the state’s long-term care system. With grant funding from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) under the Money Follows the Person Rebalancing Demonstration, the Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) will help individuals transition out of the nursing home back into the community and into Village at Oakwood. The Living Choice Programs will pay for the services that are provided by the Assisted Living facility. It does not, however, pay for room and board. That cost for room and board is the responsibility of the consumer and is generally paid for out of the consumer’s Social Security check, retirement, pension, or other source of income. Some consumers may be over the gross median income limit and will help pay for the services the Assisted Living Community provides depending on that consumer’s income.
The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development offers government assistance to senior citizens who are looking for affordable housing in an assisted living center. Through this program, individuals who meet the income requirements can receive assistance to pay for their senior living community. Based on the individual’s income, he or she will only pay a percentage of our room/rental fees. HUD will cover the remainder of the room/rent. This gives our residents access to the low income housing they require based on the amount of their fixed income.
We also work with the IRS Section 42 Affordable Housing Tax Credits program in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency oversees federal money that is distributed through this program to be issued for construction of low income housing. Individuals must qualify based on their income to reside in the senior assisted living community. Our staff can help residents apply for this program so they can get the affordable housing they require.
All applicants must qualify for HUD Section 8 Housing and IRS Section 42 Affordable Housing Tax Credits. Please feel free to contact us and we can guide you through the process of applying for the various governmental assistance programs here at Village at Oakwood.