LONG BEACH, Calif., April 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Non-profit organization 3in4 Association and its spokesperson, elder care expert & author Dr. Marion, will today unveil a total home makeover valued at over $50,000 to rescue one California family from a long-term care crisis. The entire remodel was captured on film for an upcoming reality TV pilot, "Dr. Marion to the Rescue."
Millions of Americans are faced with thousands of dollars of out-of-pocket expenses as long-term care costs skyrocket. Last summer, Dr. Marion traveled cross-country with the 3in4 Need More campaign to raise public awareness and promote a contest, sponsored by 3in4 and One Reverse Mortgage, to help those in need. The winner, John Simich, lives in a dilapidated home with his 87-year-old mother who suffers from dementia. John would have had to empty his bank account to create a safer living environment for his mom – until Dr. Marion and team stepped in.
The renovation included uncluttering and renovating every room, bringing wiring up to code, eliminating dangerous mold, adding guardrails and brighter lighting, and more. Safety and accessibility were increased throughout the home with features like a fully automated, state-of-the-art bathroom and the Medical Alert one-touch emergency monitoring system. Products and services were donated by BathPacks, ClearSounds, Connect America, Digital Installers, First Street, Friedman's Appliance Center, Graniti Fiandre, Lamps Plus, Ponte Guilio, and Toto USA.
3in4 Need More's next tour travels to 50 cities this spring and includes a nationwide senior talent competition. Grand prize is a year's free rent at any Emeritus senior living community to help alleviate the financial pressures of long-term care. To enter, visit www.FreeRentGiveaway.com.
MEMBERS OF THE PRESS: For before/after photos of the renovation and interviews with Dr. Marion, John Simich, and 3in4 President Jonas Roeser, contact Kristy Skowronski (609-279-0050 x103/[email protected]).
About Dr. Marion To The Rescue
Dr. Marion to the Rescue is a reality TV pilot that guides families through the chaos of caring for an aging parent or loved one, working with a team of dynamic experts including Hoarders' Dorothy the Organizer, celebrity chefs, personal trainers to the stars, and more.
About 3in4 Association and Dr. Marion
The 3in4 Need More campaign (http://www.3in4NeedMore.com) is a public service and the educational component of the 3in4 Association (3in4), a nonprofit 501(c) (6) corporation. 3in4 Need More is a nationwide movement exclusively dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of planning for one's long-term care needs. Members of the campaign cross all industries, genders and age groups. 3in4 Need More's national spokesperson is elder care expert and author Dr. Marion Somers (http://www.drmarion.com), a leading authority on aging and caregiving. Dr. Marion has worked with seniors and their caregivers for over 40 years, and helped millions of Americans through her books, website, syndicated columns, media appearances, speaking tours, iPhone apps, and more.
SOURCE 3in4 Association