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Home Modification – Is it a Necessity?

The answer to that question is “possibly so”. In order to clarify that answer, I need to go into a little more detail. One thing is common to us all: we are all going to age,  (although obviously some will live to be older than others). The thing that is not so clear cut is the […]

Home Modification vs. Remodeling – Is There a Difference?

The answer to this question is a resounding “YES”, and the difference is HUGE! From Miriam Webster, the definition of remodeling is: “to reconstruct or make over”, as to remodel a kitchen. The definition of home modification refers to “converting or adapting the environment in order to make performing tasks easier, reduce falls, and support independent living”. An example would be […]

Furniture Tips to Help Maximize the Comfort & Safety of Your Home

The Chinese Feng Shui and Indian Vastu Shastra both imply that interior design can affect one’s mood and health. It may sound like superstition, but the Journal of the Association for Psychological Science has actually published a survey that confirms the same notion. A study conducted by Bjorn Grinde & Grete Patil also suggests that integrating nature in interior design […]

10 Bathroom Safety Tips for Older Adults

Safety in the bathroom is critical when it comes to the prevention of falls for older adults. The bathroom is one of the most dangerous rooms in the home. According to statistics provided by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), 80 percent of senior falls that occur in the home happen in the bathroom. The Center for Disease Control […]

VA Changes Aid & Attendance Benefit

Starting Oct. 18, the VA will review not just current assets, but records from the previous three years when deciding a veteran’s asset-based eligibility for VA Pension benefits — commonly called Aid and Attendance (A&A) benefits. However, transfers of assets completed before Oct. 18 will not be counted against veterans or their surviving spouses. A&A […]