A Helping Hand is a Good Thing

I have been on my own for about 15 years. I was married for the 20 years prior to that. Our kids were always around and I always had friends. But lately, I feel like I need help with things due to my dementia. My kids are very busy and they do not even live nearby, so I was not sure what I should do at first. Someone at the senior center I sometimes go to said that I should look into getting dementia care in Brooklyn to help me do some of the things that I feel that I am having trouble with. She gave me a business card with the name and contact info for a local company. I thanked her and said that I would think about it.

I had been living alone for so long that I was not sure how I felt about someone else being in my home for long hours at a time. Would they like me? Would I be happy about it? The only way to find out would be to call the company on that business card. The woman I spoke with was nice. She said that they have workers who come to your place for a certain amount of hours to help you with day-to-day life. They also spend time talking to you, and she said that her workers often feel that were are part of their extended family. I told her I would try it on a trial basis and to please send her best employee.

On Monday morning, a friendly woman showed up on my doorstep. She had a big smile and she hugged me when she met me. She sat me down and said that I should not fear her being there because she wanted to make my life easier, not harder. She then made breakfast for me, and it was the best one I had in years, considering I had only been eating easy-to-make cereal. When the week was up, I didn’t want her to go, so I told her to stay!


Glass and Mirrors Create the Easy Illusion of More Room

I moved into an old brownstone house earlier this year. These are homes that are typically two or three stories tall, and each of them is connected with no space in between the homes. Each of them have a small stairwell out front that leads to the front door of each of the homes. These homes are also very narrow, with the height of the second or third story giving the extra space you need. Installing mirrors in your home can help make the place look bigger, so my husband told me I should find a glass installer in

Real Estate

I Would Have Lost My Home Without Their Help

When I missed my first mortgage payment, I didn’t think too much about it. I just figured that I would catch up on it the following month, which I did. However, the second time I missed it, I was not able to make a double payment the following month. Things started spiraling out of control, and I started receiving letters about my home being foreclosed if I did not take immediate action. That scared me so much, and I went online to do a search for foreclosure prevention in NYC.

I was just looking for any kind of help that I could find as far as keeping my home, but I was not expecting to find a company that actually does just that. I thought I would find blogs or even a bank with some tips on its website, so I felt extremely blessed to have found the website of this company. I read everything on their site, and I realized that while my situation was indeed bleak, that it was not hopeless. I was able to keep up with my payments, but I was having a hard time paying back the missing payments I had skipped.

The great thing about this company is that I no longer felt like I had to hide when the phone rang or the mail was delivered. I was getting so many phone calls and mailed notices that it was just overwhelming. While ignoring a problem never takes care of it, it is exactly how I was handling things. This company took over the negotiations for me, and that is what eventually saved my home from being taken from me. The people’s dedication in making sure that I could keep my home was amazing, and I am forever grateful to them. I would have lost my home without their help!


Real Facts About Controlling Cockroaches in New York City Apartments

I had called my wife at work to let her know I was calling pest control in Brooklyn to have them come out that afternoon last year. I did not want her to wonder who was in our house when she got home. She asked if I was calling pest control because my brother was in town again. I must admit, I did appreciate her humor. However, the problem was cockroaches. There are some facts that people in an apartment or house that has them may need to know but are reluctant to face.

The bugs have been around longer than people. They are resilient. People find them disgusting but cockroaches will actually clean themselves if they come in contact with a human. Now that is ironic! They are not the disease harbingers people think they are either. Probably most pests are not. Still, there are risks. And who in their right mind wants to share a living space with cockroaches? They are creepy and that is it. I am not a bug lover and wanted them gone.

The apartment we live in is an old building. It has been remodeled into very trendy apartments. Ours is a loft apartment with huge brick walls and plenty of big windows. The exterminator told me that there really is no eradicating cockroaches from a building once they take up residence. There is only controlling them. Hey, at least he was giving me the facts. He told me that regular treatments will keep them from populating to the point they are invading the kitchen again in plain sight. He did say to call in an expert to seal around pipes, electrical outlets, fixtures, appliances and old holes leftover from prior remodeling jobs on the old building. Having him spray regularly and sealing up the place has made a big difference.


My Mom Needed Temporary Help

When my mom fell at the store a few months ago, she was taken to the hospital mostly as a precaution. It turned out to be a good thing though, because she had sprained some muscles in her back. The doctor gave her a good prognosis, but healing was not going to come overnight. She was worried how she would manage at home on her own, and her doctor suggested that she find a company that provides senior home care in Long Island. We had both heard of companies doing this, but we had assumed that it was for people who needed a lot of medical help.

I was able to find a company that does this kind of work, and I spent some time looking at their website to familiarize myself with their services. While I did see where they do help people who have major medical issues who live in their own homes as well as people suffering from Alzheimers and dementia, they also provide help for people who are in the same situation as my mom. I would have had her come to my house, but she would have been left alone all day there too.

She needed someone who would be able to help her with just some basic needs until I got done with work. Mom was definitely not an invalid, but she couldn’t move quickly or without pain either. That is why we wanted someone there who could help her with meals and cleaning as well as personal hygiene needs. I even found out that they would take her to her doctor’s appointments on the days when I was not able to get off of work in time. This was the perfect solution for both of us, and Mom even said she is going to use them when she gets a lot older too!