Ninety-one year old Aghavni Davis is like many seniors living in Placer County. She lives alone, has no close family or friends in the area, and survives on Social Security, SSI and federal housing credits. Now, losing her hearing and legally blind due to macular degeneration, she requires the daily help of a caregiver to manage her daily routine.

Davis had been living in a low-income senior facility in Auburn until the part-time caregiver, funded by MediCal for just over 4 hours per day, was no longer adequate to ensure her safety. Alone for most of the day and night, she suffered several falls and was unable to safely live independently.

With a low, fixed income, Davis’ housing options were limited and she turned to Placer County’s Seniors First for help. Together they outlined her needs and concluded that an assisted living facility for low-income seniors was Davis’ only safe option.

Unfortunately, no such facility exists in South Placer County. Only by referring Davis to a social worker in Sacramento was Seniors First able to connect her with safe housing within her means.  Because beds are also few and far between in Sacramento, it took nine months before Davis could be scheduled to move into new, safe housing that met her needs.