Betty and Louis Flores enjoy living in Southfield community

Betty and Louis Flores have been married for over 60 years. They have three daughters and enjoy spending time together. Family means everything to them so when 89-year old Louis was told he would have to go into a nursing home after a recent surgery, the whole family got involved.

“My sisters and I have planned for years that when mom and dad needed care, I would be the one to take care of them,” said daughter, Carol. “There was never a time we talked about anything else. They are comfortable here in their home and neighborhood. They wouldn’t want anyone else helping except family.”

Earlier this year they were fortunate enough to get a ramp built on their home from Rebuilding Together Oakland County, which is one of the nation’s leading non-profit organizations helping veterans and low income families receive home repairs. The Flores needed a ramp built on their home after Lois had knee replacement surgery.

“The ramp is a blessing!” said Lois who is a veteran who fought in WW II. “I never thought this was possible to get this kind of help from so many terrific organizations. Our home is heaven now.”