7 Ways to Help a Veteran During the Holidays

Posted in Uncategorized on December 17, 2015
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7 Ways to Help Veterans During the Holidays; VeteranAid.org

While the holidays for many can be a time for family, festivities, and happy memories, for veterans it can be a particularly trying time. Older veterans may be spending the holidays in a nursing home or have few family members or friends remembering them during the season. Younger veterans may be recovering from an injury Read More »

Elderly Loss of Appetite: What Does It Mean?

Posted in Uncategorized on December 1, 2015
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Elderly Loss of Appetite- What Does it Mean?; VeteranAid.org

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 canoften be a sign that’s something is wrong. Many caregivers know Read More »

What is the VA Medical Foster Home Program?

Posted in Uncategorized on November 3, 2015
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How to Become a Home Care Provider for Veterans 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 Read More »

Assisted Living vs. Nursing Home: What’s the Difference?

Posted in Uncategorized on October 22, 2015
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So you’ve decided your loved one needs long-term care beyond what you can offer at home. That’s a difficult enough decision to make, but now you have to figure out which option is the best one for their needs. That just opens up a whole new bag of worms. Two of the main options you Read More »

Senior Driving: Signs Your Parent Should No Longer Take the Wheel

Posted in Uncategorized on October 19, 2015
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Senior Driving: 4 Signs you should consider Taking the Keys Away; VeteranAid.org

  Watching a parent age is hard. It’s like the reverse of how they watched you grow up as a kid – instead of exciting milestones like first steps or words, you have difficult ones like the day you realize it’s time to take the keys away. Telling the parent you love – the one Read More »

Signs Your Loved One May Have Alzheimer’s

Posted in Uncategorized on October 5, 2015
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10 Signs your Loved One May have Alzheimer's; www.VeteranAid.org)

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 It Read More »

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