Legal Guardianship and VA Benefits

Posted in Uncategorized on May 16, 2016
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If you are a caregiver for a veteran, you are most likely navigating a complicated world of rules, guidelines, and benefits. Not only are you establishing a new relationship with your loved one as his or her caregiver, you’re also creating a new daily routine, familiarizing yourself with a long list of prescriptions, and getting Read More »

5 Services That Make Life Easier for a Veteran

Posted in Uncategorized 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 »

Assisted Living vs. Memory Care: Understanding the Difference

Posted in Uncategorized 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 Uncategorized 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 »

What to Do When a Veteran Has Passed Away

Posted in Uncategorized on April 14, 2016
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The passing of a loved one can be an extremely difficult, emotional time. Unfortunately, there are usually many decisions to be made and actions to be taken by the surviving spouse and/or children, especially if the loved one was a veteran of U.S. military service. While there are numerous benefits, honors, and services to claim Read More »

Dogs and Veterans: 4 Great Organizations Making a Difference

Posted in Uncategorized on March 22, 2016
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Dogs and Veterans: 4 Great Organizations Making a Difference;

Man’s best friend is loyal, protective, and fun. And in recent years, dogs are doing even more for a very specific group of Americans: veterans returning from active duty, many with invisible yet often deadly scars from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Whether it is with a loveable pet or Read More »

How Pets Can Help Combat PTSD

Posted in Uncategorized on March 14, 2016
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How Pets Can Help Combat PTSD;

Transitioning back to civilian life can be a complicated process for a veteran. He or she is, of course, happy to return home and no longer be in active danger, but many find it difficult to talk to friends and family about the things they have seen or done. Some may find that the life Read More »

Gift Ideas for Veterans

Posted in Uncategorized on February 10, 2016
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Veterans may appear to be living everyday lives jut like other civilians. But the reality is that they possess a very deep and emotional history tied to their years of service, and a strong sense of pride and connection to their active duty counterparts. Take this chance to give them a gift that they’ll really Read More »

6 Unique Ideas for Grandparents on Valentines Day

Posted in Uncategorized on February 4, 2016
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6 Unique Gifts for Grandparents on Valentine's Day;

Gift-giving for a grandparent can be tricky. After all, they most likely already have all they need, they purchase what they want when they want it, or they’ve downsized and don’t need more “stuff” filling up their new accommodations. So how do you make sure they feel extra-special on Valentine’s Day and really feel the Read More »

Resources and Support for Caregivers of Veterans

Posted in Uncategorized on February 2, 2016
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Recent studies show that caregivers of veterans – while similar in many ways to those caring for the aging or someone with a chronic illness – actually face many additional challenges and experience a longer-term, more encompassing life-change when becoming a caregiver. For example: 30% of caregivers of veterans have been caring for a loved Read More »