Seniors & Real Estate: ADVOCACY

We’re all getting older. Some of us are a just a few jumps ahead.

 WHY SENIORS?

My affection for seniors began when I first started taking care of my father-in-law around 2003. What began as a seemingly normal state of senility eventually developed into a rare and specific dementia called Progressive Supra Nuclear Palsy, diagnosed at UCLA in 2005. My entire Caring for him, the entire experience touched me so and I was hooked on the marvel of being around seniors! Since that time, my passion to assist seniors with their real estate needs grows, always as an advocate. 

For those who are in need of assistance for their parents, grandparents, or any other Seniors in their life, I’ve been in your shoes. If one is in need of aid, please understand there is no reason to go through adjustments with your loved one by yourself. Even if there’s no need to reach out today, it’s comforting to know there will be support when needed. 

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Christmas 2011

THE BIG PICTURE

My approach with seniors is holistic, one in which I carefully assess the entire scope of each particular client’s experience.  I take the time necessary in order to meet the needs of each senior.  There are many questions asked, decisions to be made that may or may not include family, including adult children.  Some pertinent questions asked include:

  • What are the different options for housing? What resources can I count on for support?
  • Best to sell or better to remain home with in-home care?
  • Perhaps keep the house and lease?  
  • Why consider home health care, assisted living, board and care and what are the differences?
  • What are the tax consequences of selling?  
  • Consider options and the cost in each. What are the differences?

I take all variables into consideration before plunging that “for sale” sign in the front yard. Taking the extra time, attentively listening, trust begins here.  

Over the last several years I’ve had the good fortune of meeting many wonderful people who work in the senior industry.  For a list of caring services, please see my page Movin’ & Groovin’ Seniors: Resources and Support

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