The Best and Worst States for Veteran Senior Care

Posted in Military Families, Tips for Caregivers and Seniors, Veterans News on May 11, 2017
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At the end of 2016, there were more than 11 million U.S. Armed Forces veterans over the age of 60 living in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. Of these, the largest population was in the age range of 65-69 years old, the so-called “baby boomers” who are just entering Read More »

A User’s Guide to the Best Online Senior Living Referral Services

Posted in Tips for Caregivers and Seniors on December 6, 2016
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For many families or individuals facing the need of finding a living facility for themselves or a loved one, the options can be daunting. With countless online senior living referral services available, how can you find the best, easiest to use, and most helpful? A great place to start is to see what others have 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 »

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 »

5 Services That Make Life Easier for a Veteran

Posted in Tips for Caregivers and Seniors, Veterans News on May 4, 2016
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As a member of the armed forces, you served your country with honor and sacrificed much of your own personal freedom to protect others. Now that you’re retired, injured, or both, you may wonder if society has forgotten that sacrifice. The good news is that there are numerous companies and organizations out there that want 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 »

How to Help Veterans Afford Your Care Facility

Posted in Tips for Caregivers and Seniors, Veterans News on April 25, 2016
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As the population ages, the likelihood of senior care facilities becoming home to veterans will increase, especially in the decades to come when the post-9/11 age group begins considering their own future care. Many veterans will have injuries, disabilities, or other special needs that will require assistance in completing activities of daily living (ADLs), making Read More »

Medicaid or Social Security and the Aid and Attendance Benefit: Aid and Attendance Benefit FAQ

Posted in FAQ on March 17, 2016
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Medicaid or Social Security and the Aid and Attendance Benefit: Aid and Attendance Benefit FAQ

Can a veteran and/or spouse be receiving Medicaid or Social Security, or even both, and still receive the veterans Aid and Attendance pension benefit? The short answer is yes, but there are some details you need to know. Social Security A veteran or spouse, or both, can be receiving Social Security and still qualify for Read More »