4 Gifts for Someone with PTSD

Posted in Uncategorized on June 23, 2017
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According to recent estimates by veteran organizations, more than 540,000 veterans have been diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Additionally, the Department of Defense states that more than 361,000 service members have been diagnosed with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) since the year 2000. With these staggering numbers, the odds of you knowing a veteran struggling Read More »

The Best and Worst States for Veteran Senior Care

Posted in Uncategorized 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 »

What Veterans Need To Know Before a VA PTSD Evaluation

Posted in Uncategorized on April 4, 2017
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PTSD is one of the most well-known but little-understood illnesses in modern American life. When it comes to military servicemen and veterans, it helps to know some basic information about what they can expect in a VA PTSD evaluation. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health disorder that, although quite common, is frequently misunderstood Read More »

Access Your Benefits for Caregivers of Veterans

Posted in Uncategorized on March 30, 2017
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Just like military service is a commitment for the whole family, a service-related injury can completely change an entire family dynamic and lifestyle, especially if this injury results in the veteran needing regular assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). Oftentimes, it is a family member who steps up to fill the role of caregiver, Read More »

Autism Resources for Military Families

Posted in Uncategorized on January 24, 2017
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One out of every 88 military children is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) – also known simply as autism – a group of complex brain development disorders characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication, and repetitive behaviors. The most obvious signs and symptoms of autism typically emerge around age 2 or Read More »

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

Posted in Uncategorized 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 »

2017 Changes for Social Security

Posted in Uncategorized on December 5, 2016
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More than 65 million retired Americans and their dependents are projected to receive benefits from the U.S. government in 2017 via monthly Social Security payments, and keeping up with the changes to filing policies and strategies can be a daunting task. In particular, 2016 saw significant changes to Social Security claiming rules, after an emergency Read More »

Traumatic Brain Injuries: Common Misconceptions

Posted in Uncategorized on November 16, 2016
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Few civilians realize that each war has a trademark wound. In Vietnam it was gunshot wounds and explosion-induced missing limbs. In the recent conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, the wounds were a hodge-podge of gunshots, missing limbs, and the more difficult to identify, traumatic brain injury (TBI). According to the Center for Deployment Psychology, an Read More »

Prosthetic Resources for Veterans

Posted in Uncategorized on November 14, 2016
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Over a quarter of veterans living in the United States are disabled. The VA reports that the number of veterans using prosthetics or other assistance devices has increased sharply over the past decade. To support the number of veterans requiring artificial limb support, the Veterans Benefits Administration, along with many charitable organizations offer multiple programs Read More »

Tragedy Assistance Program Connects Thousands of Survivors

Posted in Uncategorized on November 8, 2016
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In November 1992, eight soldiers perished in a C-12 crash in Alaska. Their families were at a loss. In their grief, they struggled to find a support system, and finally turned to each other for help. Here they found understanding and assistance they could find nowhere else; no one else could know what they were Read More »

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