Top 10 VeteranAid Blog Posts of 2015

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It's hard to believe that the year is almost halfway over. The VeteranAid blog started in October of last year. Here are the top 10 most popular blog posts from 2015:Top 10 VeteranAid Blog Posts of 2015;

7 Outstanding Professional Athletes that Served in the Military

The connection between excelling in the military and in the sports arena are obvious. Hard work, dedication, and an
unrelenting drive serve you well in both. Here are seven military vets who went on to break records and make an impact in the sports world. . . Read more

Signs your Loved One may have Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s is one of the biggest difficulties affecting our seniors today. An estimated 44 million seniors currently have Alzheimer’s, although most cases aren’t yet diagnosed. Recent studies suggest that veterans who experience traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder are at an even higher risk than the rest of the population of contracting Alzheimer’s. . . Read more

7 Steps for Moving into an Assisted Living Facility

Moving is never fun. Veterans and their families may be more used to it than most, but that doesn’t meant the move to an assisted living facility will be easy.  When the time comes to make that move, you want to do everything you can to make the transition as easy and successful as possible. . . Read more

Proposed Veteran's Administration Regulation AO73 Update

The Proposed Rule AO73 ‐ Net Worth, Asset Transfers, and Income Exclusions for Needs‐Based Benefits – could have a devastating effect on the Aid and Attendance benefit. . . Read more

What you should know about DIC Benefits

The wide world of benefits available to veterans, their spouses, and their dependents is very complicated. Keeping
track of what’s out there, what you might qualify for, and what you can actually expect to get in the instances where you do qualify is nearly impossible for the average military family. In the hopes of helping clarify at least some of the confusion, here are the main things you and your family should know about the DIC benefit. . . Read more

What if the Veteran Cannot sign their Name on the Aid and Attendance Application?: Aid and Attendance FAQ

Unfortunately, your loved one may be at a point in their life where they are not able to easily sign their name. In this case, there are two methods that can be used in substitution that the Veterans Administration will legally accept for the Aid and Attendance application. . . Read more

How to Afford Assisted Living

The costs of senior care can be staggering. But when you need it, you need it. A move to assisted living rarely feels optional. Most people would prefer to stay in their homes if given the option, but as the needs of a senior increase and the burden put on caregivers becomes unsustainable, you have to start thinking about how your family will afford assisted living. . . Read more

What is the VA Medical Foster Home Program?

For older veterans who can’t remain in their homes and who don’t want to move to a nursing home, there’s a growing alternative: medical foster homes. Since 1999, an increasing number of VA hospitals around the country have reached out to homeowners in their communities, seeking people who are willing to provide live-in care for vets who need personalized care and a strong sense of community. . . Read more

Elderly Loss of Appetite: What Does it Mean?

In youth, losing weight is all the rage. Counting calories, fitting into that coveted dress or pair of jeans – it’s all such a part of our cultural conversation that it’s become cliché. At a certain age, that changes. Weight loss in the elderly can
often be a sign that’s something is wrong. Many caregivers know the fear and worry that comes from watching someone you love turn down meals and drop pounds. . . Read more

Senior Benefits for Veterans' Spouses

Getting by can be hard as you age. You thought you’d set plenty away for retirement, but there are more expenses
than you’d expected, and health care seems to eat up more of your budget every year. It can get pretty disheartening. If you’re struggling to cover all the costs of life as you age, it’s worth pursuing any resources or benefits you can. . . Read more

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