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Government Grants for Assisted Living for Seniors

Senior citizens of every country must get their due respect. Senior citizens have been responsible citizens of the country during their prime. Some of them might have fought for their country. Each and every person has served the country in some way or another, even if it is by being responsible citizens. Therefore it becomes the duty of the nation that is the duty of the people and the government of a country to ensure that the senior citizens and the elderly get their due. We must provide to them what they have given to us and the nation at large.Nowadays the economy is in turmoil and the country is going through turbulent financial times. There is a worldwide recession going on. So automatically when a budget is prepared, lesser funds are allotted to the cause of the elderly and more funds are allotted to more important and pressing matters and in this way the cause of the elderly sadly gets ignored. For this reason we often find that senior citizens are often rendered homeless. This is a very sad plight indeed. For this reason they have to depend on the so called homes for the elderly as a possible place of refuge. But these homes often are not very easy to get. This is primarily because there is an overwhelmingly vast majority of the homeless elderly as compared to the number of homes that are required to provide them with a place of refuge. These so called homes for the elderly, or assisted living facilities for the elderly come with heavy price tags attached. Added to this is the problem of the deteriorating standard of care that is provided in these assisted living facilities. So there is the added disadvantage of a high costs for upkeep and the less than satisfactory standard of care. The elderly are being forced to lose faith in these care centers and homes. In order to help them government grants are being provided for living in these homes, or assisted living, for senior citizens and the elderly. These government grants are the only saving grace for seniors who would otherwise have nowhere to go.

The assisted living facilities should be properly equipped. The quality of such a senior center is very important. This is primarily because so many elderly rely on the services that are being provided at these assisted living facilities. There are some standards which must necessarily be there in an assisted living facility. These include nurses who are well trained, rooms that are clean, a pollution free environment, nutritious and well cooked food, clean drinking water, a peaceful and problem free living environment, and the like. These are just a few of the basic necessities that an assisted living care facility should be equipped with. Government grants will ensure that that the senior citizens can living in a home of their choice, where money won’t be a problem. Government grants are alleviating the problem of senior citizens and elderly who earlier had nowhere to go to.

Last Modified April 9, 2010 @ 10:59 pm
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