Several years ago I earned a National Association of REALTORS® designation which better qualified me for working with a growing age group in this world - 55+. The Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) classes taught us about the special needs of the senior citizen. Although I'm in this age group it is still good to be taught and know all of the special needs. There's age restricted communities to think about (the pro's and cons of living in one of these communities), proximity to hospitals and doctors offices; when selling do you want to buy something smaller or move into an Assisted Care Facility; and, oh so many other things. I try to constantly keep myself educated on what's going on with seniors and how to help them. About 60 to 75% of my clients are in this age group. If you need a REALTORS® who specializes in seniors then you need to look no further....here I am. You may e-mail here.
I subscribe to many newsletters that help keep me up-to-date on the latest for seniors. One of these newsletters and website is here. I recently received the following e-mail from them that I felt might be of interest to all seniors and senior caregivers,
“In many cultures in the world, elderly people are revered and their advice is sought and respected. In our culture, the wisdom, the knowledge and the social skills of the elderly are often overlooked and instead we focus on the mental and physical deficits of our older generation. . . . Because of this prevailing attitude, older people in our society are generally regarded as less valuable than younger people. . . . It is inevitable that many medical care providers will unconsciously have this same attitude towards their older patients. As a result, if an older person has a medical complaint and the cause is not readily apparent, a medical practitioner is more likely to accept the condition as a consequence of old age. This attitude causes practitioners to focus treatment on making the elderly more comfortable in their old age as opposed to finding a cure. In younger people, if the medical complaint is interfering with normal daily function, typically a more concerted effort will be made to identify and correct the problem." Click here for the complete article
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