Making the Most of Our Second 50 Years: Aging in Place with Independence and Choice

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This month Valerie VanBooven RN, BSN, PGCM, author, radio show host, professional speaker and nationally recognized senior advocate has released her latest in a series of websites dedicated to seniors and their family members who are constantly looking for answers. http://www.4seniorsathome.com is the latest addition. 4seniorsathome.com explains some of the techniques and strategies that families are not aware of when it comes to staying at home, and staying safe at home.

Nationally recognized senior advocate Valerie VanBooven RN, BSN, PGCM released her first book “Aging Answers: Secrets to Successful Long-Term Care Planning, Caregiving and Crisis Management” in 2003. But for Valerie that was just the tip of the iceberg as it pertains to educating and informing seniors and their family members about options available for planning ahead and managing the crisis of long-term care.

Since 2003, Valerie has been a regular guest on NBC’s Weekend Today Show, and is the host of her own radio show “Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise” on 97.1FM Talk in St. Louis. (Streaming live via the internet at http://www.971talk.com)

This month VanBooven has released her latest in a series of websites dedicated to seniors and their family members who are constantly looking for answers.

http://www.4seniorsathome.com is the latest addition. 4seniorsathome.com explains some of the techniques and strategies that families are not aware of when it comes to staying at home, and staying safe at home.

VanBooven says, “If you ask anyone where they want to be as they get older, the answer is almost always at Home. However, as we get older there are many tasks and everyday activities that become more difficult. 4seniorsathome.com gives families an education on the pros and cons of reverse mortgages. It helps them find personal emergency response systems, and introduces them to the “File of Life”, which every family should have. Although techniques and financial strategies like reverse mortgages aren’t right for everyone, they certainly can keep seniors who are strapped for cash at home much longer, and that’s the goal.”

A reverse mortgage is a federally regulated program for seniors 62 and older. It often helps seniors pay for prescription drugs, in-home care, pay off traditional mortgages, pay property taxes, and make much needed home repair.

“There are so many options out there for seniors and their family members. My passion, mission, and vision is to make sure that all families have the down-to-earth information they need to make informed decisions. Consumers are making better choices when they have the facts- not the myth and misconception”, Valerie comments.

For free downloads, information, and links to all of Valerie’s websites, visit http://www.4seniorsathome.com

You can even download a free version of Aging Answers- which is VanBooven’s effort to share as much information as possible with as many families as she can.

Valerie can be reached via email for comment via email or her toll free number.

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