Housing with Service Providers
As a registered housing with services provider, state law requires you to inform prospective residents that, before signing or executing a lease, they must be offered long term care options counseling through the Senior LinkAge Line by calling 1-800-333-2433 and pressing option 1. It’s important that you share this information early on in the leasing process, using Senior LinkAge Line materials that explain how they can help as the older adults make plans and decisions about services and housing.
Some people are exempt and do not have to be offered the option of options counseling before they sign a lease. While they may still benefit from calling the Senior LinkAge Line, they do have the option of signing a declaration of exemption form from the provider and indicating which exemption they meet. As the provider, you must keep this form in the person’s record.
If the person wants to remain in their home or needs help at home while on a waiting list, you can submit an online referral for the Senior LinkAge Line to follow-up and offer assistance.