Staying in Your Home

Home is not a place but a power. We find home when we arrive at the full understanding of God. (Mary Baker Eddy, quoted in “Twelve Years with Mary Baker Eddy” by Irving Tomlinson)

Home is a place of love, comfort, and safety. Mary Baker Eddy calls it “the dearest spot on earth” (Science and Health, p. 58). It is natural to want to stay in your own home even when circumstances and needs change — and to want to maintain as much independence as possible.

Whether you live in a house, condo, or apartment, a variety of services are available to help you stay there. Should you need temporary care, Christian Science nurses and other non-medical services can help you create a safe and comfortable environment — often more cost-effectively than other arrangements.

The resources below on home, organizations, and services offer some guidance on options you may want to explore.

For help thinking through these ideas, please call Caring for Christian Scientists at 800.930.3797.


Christian Science Journal and Sentinel Articles

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Do your own internet search to discover more possible resources. Go to Google, Bing, or other search engines, then type in terms like these:

  • help for seniors to stay in their home
  • assistance for seniors living at home
  • keeping the elderly in their own homes
  • free home repair assistance
  • grants for seniors to stay in their homes
  • help for seniors with home repairs

Learn more about how to perform an Internet search.

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