By Sheila Robison, MiCAFE Network Economic Security Team Member at Elder Law of Michigan
Modifications and home improvements are crucial for most homeowners, especially for the senior citizen community. In current economic times, the expense of fixing up a home can be more than what is expected. Our pocketbooks are often not equipped to cover the costs of maintenance a home may need, and thus worry sets in when our place is not maintained properly.
Habitat for Humanity can relieve some of the home maintenance worries. There is a home repair program that may be worth your time. If you need window repairs, sidewalk repairs, landscaping, roof repairs, floor repairs, plumbing, electrical, or other health and safety home repairs, check out Habitat for Humanity Home Repair Program. Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit organization, provides subsidized home repairs for seniors with disabilities or low-income. They provide an affordable way for seniors to repair their homes and live a safe and independent life.
It is very important to keep your home maintained. Comfort Keepers says about one third of the senior population over the age of 65 falls each year, and approximately 9,500 deaths are associated with these falls. If you are a senior citizen and in need of home repairs, please check out Habitat for Humanity to inquire how they can help you. I think you will be pleasantly pleased and safer in the long run.
Sheila Robison is an Economic Security Team Member for MiCAFE at Elder Law of Michigan and has been a member of the Elder Law of Michigan team since June 2010. As an Economic Security Team Member, Sheila assists Michigan seniors with benefit applications and serves as an advocate for the health and safety of seniors.