Home Modification & Universal Design

People ask us every day how we got to do what we do. The answer is simple. We saw a growing need and decided we would fill it.

The current U.S. population over age 50 includes more than 80 million people, with another 40 plus million to be added to its ranks by 2020… and is the fastest growing market today. Someone turns 50 years of age every six seconds. They control 80% of all money in U.S. savings and loan institutions and 77% of all privately held financial assets. The mature market is credited with half of all discretionary spending in the United States. They control 70% of the disposable income in America. It’s simple math. Continue reading

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Preparing for your parent or other older adult’s arrival

April is National Volunteer Month and Forever Active are doing their part. I’ve had the pleasure of volunteering at the Convalescent Aid Society (CAS) since beginning of March. I first found out about CAS when I met Dan, CAS’ Executive Director, at a networking meeting in Pasadena. I was instantly drawn to this organization. I have been in the medical equipment business for over 15 years and I have never encountered an organization that loans medical equipment to anyone that needs it, and for FREE.

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Medicare Coverage for Home Modifications & Medical Equipment

What are Home Modifications?

Home Modifications are modifications done to the home to improve patient safety. These modifications can be as small as adding Grab Bars, Ramps, & Bath Lifts to the more complex modifications such as Vertical Patient Lifts (VPL), Walk in Bathtubs, & Stair Lift installations.

Walk in Bathtub

Some medical equipment, also known as “durable medical equipment” (DME), is covered by Medicare Part B. What Medicare Part B does not pay for is construction or installation of permanent changes to the actual physical structure of property. What this means is that certain medical equipment are covered by Medicare but home modifications are not.

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A Caregiver’s Guide to Senior Home Remodelers

I couldn’t have said better myself. Caring.com is a great resource for all caregiving questions.

A Caregiver’s Guide to Senior Home Remodelers


By Paula Spencer Scott, Caring.com senior editor

What they doCaregiver's Guide

Senior home remodelers are builders and home-repair services that specialize in retrofitting homes to make them safe and accessible; many also create new construction with eldercare needs in mind.

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Where Will I Live When I Grow Up?

After a lifetime of working, raising families, and contributing to the success of this nation in countless other ways, senior citizens deserve to retire with dignity.

-Charlie Gonzalez-

While most of us aspire to live a long life, no one really wants to get old. The mission of this newsletter is to inform you of opportunities and prepare you or your loved one – before the fact. The need is easy to understand. We age.  Most homes (home refers to any dwelling) do not keep up. Our once comfortable homes, designed for our younger needs, seem to turn into obstacle courses and booby traps. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Many homes that are designed for a “lifetime” incorporate comfort, accessibility, and safety. In most cases, special considerations and importance are made to prevent accidents and injury.

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