HomeSharing Responds to the Coronavirus

20
Oct

Is Sharing a Home Safe During COVID?

A match usually consists of a housing Seeker moving into a home Provider’s household. The Seeker has a separate bedroom; common areas are shared. Only one person is being brought into the household, and an agreement about health and safety practices is reached, so risk may be reduced. For older adults, HomeSharing may be a

19
Oct

HomeSharing Responds to COVID-19

Now that we are six months into the pandemic, HomeSharing has adapted to our “new normal”, continuing to create affordable housing solutions to meet the increasing needs in our community. It has been challenging to match those who need or want to share their homes with those looking for safe and affordable housing. While economic

10
Apr

Stuck At Home? Bored?

Here are 100 things you can do to fill your time!     Click   100 Housebound Activities (USA Today) **  ACTIVITY #101:  STARTING THE HOMESHARING EVALUATION PROCESS.   Steps below. • Phone Screening • Background and Reference Checks • Interview • Home Visit for Providers • Introduction to Potential Matches • Shared Living Agreement We are

10
Apr

Tips For Coping With Financial Anxiety

Because the coronavirus is impacting the economy, and because many people can’t work or are being laid off during social distancing, it is easy to panic about your future. Instead, follow these important steps: 1.  Assess! Review your bank and financial accounts, and be realistic about how long you can make it without a salary.

08
Apr

Tips For Coping With Health Anxiety

People are worried about contracting COVID-19 and their loved ones (especially older people or those with compromised immune systems) getting sick. New information that changes daily makes this a confusing and stressful time. Here are some tips to cope with the health anxiety that you may be feeling. 1. Focus on what you can control

06
Apr

Anxiety Relief from COVID-19

Across our country people are being asked to stay inside and away from crowds to prevent further spread of COVID-19. The more the pandemic impacts our daily lives, the more anxious we feel about its various ramifications. We’re worried about our own health and that of our loved ones. We’re concerned about paying the rent,

04
Apr

HomeSharing May Reduce Caregiver Stress

Many people who have never had to care for an aging parent have been thrust into this role during the COVID-19 crisis. With older adults practicing social distancing, someone has to shop for groceries, bring medications, check in daily, and provide companionship. These new caregivers may also be working from home, and have their children

02
Apr

Seniors & Older Adults: Consider Home Sharing For Support and Assistance

The COVID-19 pandemic causes more problems for older adults than just sickness and death, including the isolation from social distancing; the cancellation of routine services like home health aides, senior centers and adult day care facilities; and increased anxiety and depression. Some have been relying on family to help out; others have no choice but