Income inequality is real and affects many individuals in our society, but perhaps none feel the impact so severally as those on fixed incomes; those on only social security, disability or supplemental security.
With no increase in the cost of living in 2016 and only a 3% increase in 2017, these individuals have no real choice or independence. These are the individuals that we must now advocate for.
Over the last 30 years, Senior Living Systems Assisted Living Programs has contributed over $135,000 each year, to offer those individuals a choice in their long term care. With the cost of housing, utilities, staffing, regulatory compliance and general operations continuing to increase, as well as zero percent increase in Medicaid funding, there is little to no help with the cost of long-term care.
In order to remain sustainable and meet our mission, we must now ask our friends, neighbors, colleagues and even the generosity of strangers to contribute to our mission by Embracing an Elder.
How it Works
Embrace an Elder is a funding campaign for SC, Inc. A New Mexico 501 c (3) nonprofit, creating sustainable communities for senior care.
Your monthly contribution will go directly to provide the funding needed for housing, services and 24-hour care for a low-income elder or disabled individual. Donate one-time any amount or contribute monthly. The monthly contribution begins at $25. This contribution, or more, will allow you the opportunity to make a difference in someone else's life and yours.
Joining our community through your contribution is the best way to connect with those who need your help. We Thank You!
Where do the Funds Go?
We want to be as transparent and honest with our donors as possible.
Your contribution helps to cover the costs listed above. These are the basic costs of assisted living with no funding calculated for activities or quality of life programs. The Center relies on many volunteers and organizations to help provide recreational and social activities to ensure that individuals at the Center are engaged in life enhancing experiences. We now have to rely on those individuals and groups even more as the budget becomes tighter and tighter to ensure sustainability.
Traditionally, like health insurance, those that could afford the total daily rate of programs help to offset the cost of those that can not afford the daily rate. What is occurring now is that even those that have worked and paid fully into social security have little savings to offset the cost of those that have so little and government programs are not funding the difference.