Home modifications help seniors live safely and independently

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Home repairs and modifications help seniors live in their homes for as long as possible.

Making your older adult’s home safer and more accessible reduces fall risk, prevents accidents, and increases independence.

In addition, home updates can reduce energy usage, which lowers utility bills.

The good news is that there are many financial assistance programs available to help people get needed home modifications.

We found 7 organizations that offer home repair assistance for seniors. Contact them directly to get necessary updates that will improve your older adult’s safety and quality of life.


16 Fantastic ways to adapt traditional 4th of July activities for Seniors!

Make 4th of July activities fun for seniors

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When older adults are included in group celebrations like 4th of July festivities, they feel more connected with family and friends and more engaged in life.

But some traditional activities might not be well-suited for seniors.

Fortunately, there are many creative ways to adapt Independence Day activities to meet your older adult’s needs.

We’ve rounded up more than a dozen ideas for adapting traditional 4th of July activities for seniors so they can join the fun while staying comfortable and calm.

6 activities for seniors who enjoy going out

Many seniors still enjoy traditional celebrations like going to a relative or friend’s house for a lively barbecue. Others love to see live fireworks in the evening.

6 ways to make festive outings senior-friendly

  1. Limit direct sun exposure by seating them in a cool and shady spot.

  2. Bring a light jacket or blanket to keep them warm at night.

  3. Standing is tiring. Make sure they always have a comfortable seat that supports their back. Bring a cushion, portable chair, or wheelchair if needed.

  4. Bring their favorite beverages and frequently encourage them to drink so they’ll stay hydrated.

  5. Take regular bathroom breaks to increase comfort and reduce or eliminate the chance of an accident.

  6. For seniors with Alzheimer’s or dementia, limit the time spent at large gatherings to reduce the chance they’ll get agitated, anxious, or angry.


California April 2019 Sales and Price report!

 California home sales stumble into spring home buying season as median price sets another record


- Existing, single-family home sales totaled 396,760 in April on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate, down 0.1 percent from March and down 4.8 percent from April 2018.
- April’s statewide median home price was $602,920, up 6.5 percent from March and up 3.2 percent from April 2018.
- Sales of condominiums/townhomes were down 3.8 percent from a year ago in April, while the median price was $470,000.
- Year-to-date sales were down 7.3 percent in April.

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5 Tips for Choosing a Good Elder Law Attorney

Elder Law Attorneys help Seniors and Caregivers.

Elder law is a specialized legal area that’s focused on seniors and their families.

Elder Law Attorneys often concentrate on issues like figuring out how to pay for long-term care, Medicaid spend down, drafting Powers of Attorney, or estate planning.

Having important legal documents in place allows you to provide the best care for your older adult, both now and toward the end of life.

That’s why it’s so important to find an expert lawyer you can trust.

We explain how to find an elder law attorney and share 5 tips for choosing one that’s reputable and experienced.

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