Habitat for Humanity of Rhode Island-Greater Providence receives $610,000 grant from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island
Habitat for Humanity of Rhode Island-Greater Providence (HabitatPVD) has received a $610,000 grant from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) that will support HabitatPVD’s new Aging in Place home modification and improvement program. Designed for Rhode Islanders who are 65 or older and are dually enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid, the Aging in Place program aims to complete at least 125 home modifications within the next 24 months.
“”This program aligns perfectly with Habitat of Greater Providence’s focus on providing home improvement services for lower-income Rhode Islanders.Through these efforts, we hope to reduce the need for older adults to transition to more expensive assisted living or nursing home facilities, reduce instances of falling, make critical home improvements and repairs, and improve each participant’s confidence with living in their home.”
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