Veteran Resource Spotlight: Houston

Posted in Jobs and Businesses, Tips for Caregivers and Seniors, Veterans News on September 21, 2016
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As a veteran, your military service has earned you a wide range of benefits and support. However, sorting through the list and accessing the resources in your area can be a daunting task. We’ve done some of the legwork by sorting and gathering some of the top resources and contacts for veterans. Today’s city spotlight Read More »

Money Waiting: Little-Known VA Benefit Helps Pay for Caregiving

Posted in Tips for Caregivers and Seniors, Veterans News on August 18, 2016
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Veterans and surviving spouses of veterans may be missing out on a little-known but extremely helpful benefit from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) aimed at offering an “improved pension.” Known as the Aid and Attendance (A&A) Improved Pension, this benefit is specifically designed to financially assist veterans or surviving spouses who need help with Read More »

The HUD-VASH Program: Helping Homeless Veterans

Posted in Tips for Caregivers and Seniors, Veterans News on August 8, 2016
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War can have a traumatic effect on those that serve our country. Emotional and physical battle scars can render veterans unable to maintain their jobs, their family lives, and sometimes even daily tasks. Sadly, many veterans also lose their homes as a result of their post-service wounds and instability. To help veterans in need, many Read More »

Healing Veterans with Yoga

Posted in Entertainment, Tips for Caregivers and Seniors, Veterans News on August 2, 2016
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Not all battle wounds can be seen. Sometimes soldiers come back from their service different. Their bodies and minds are in a constant state of shock, fight, or flight. As with most individuals, when you are suffering from any kind of stress it is best to try and relax. Sometimes this is easier said than Read More »

‘My Life, My Story’ Helps VA Patients Share More with Their Physicians

Posted in Entertainment, Tips for Caregivers and Seniors, Veterans News on August 1, 2016
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Recent studies show that the majority of U.S. physicians spend only 15-20 minutes with each patient, with some spending as little as 9 minutes with each. In a world where doctors feel rushed to see as many patients as possible, and are inundated with charts, vitals, and lists of symptoms, they work to make the Read More »

Using Insurance to Pay for Long-term Healthcare

Posted in Tips for Caregivers and Seniors, Veterans News on June 22, 2016
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Veterans, just like many other Americans, may feel apprehension thinking about how they will pay for health care as they age, especially if they were to get seriously ill or need assistance performing activities of daily living (ADLs).  Once you have retired, you must seriously consider your cost of living, and how it may be Read More »

Important Tax Deductions for Assisted Living

Posted in Tips for Caregivers and Seniors on May 19, 2016
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As your parents or other senior loved ones age, you are most likely playing a role in their care. And while some prepared seniors may have the funds to cover their care costs, many will end up needing financial assistance from family members. The good news is that some of these expenses may actually be Read More »

No More File and Suspend: Social Security Changes in 2016

Posted in Tips for Caregivers and Seniors on May 12, 2016
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If you’ve been crunching the numbers and looking ahead to your retirement, you’re most likely aware of the major changes to Social Security filing policies that have recently taken effect in 2016. Near the end of 2015, President Obama signed an emergency bill created by Congress to avoid a U.S. debt default, bail out Medicare Read More »

Looking Ahead: How Much Does Assisted Living Cost?

Posted in Tips for Caregivers and Seniors, Veterans News on April 27, 2016
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As you begin planning ahead for the years to come for you or a senior loved one, it’s vital to understand and realistically plan for the costs of aging. And if you or your loved one has served in the U.S. armed forces, you’ll be happy to learn that you are most likely eligible for Read More »

Assisted Living vs. Memory Care: Understanding the Difference

Posted in Tips for Caregivers and Seniors on April 26, 2016
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As you or your loved one prepares for the future, it’s important to understand long-term care options. Veterans often face unique physical and mental health challenges, and, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, recent studies show that veterans diagnosed with PTSD have double the risk of developing dementia than other veterans. Exploring the range of services Read More »