6 Great Veteran-Focused Charities to Support

Posted in Uncategorized on December 3, 2015
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6 Veteran Charities to Support; VeteranAid.org

If you’re looking for reputable, veteran-focused charities to support, a great starting place is an online watchdog organization like Charitywatch.org. This site audits charities from a wide range of interests and causes, then rates them based on criteria such as the percentage of funds raised going directly to charity, transparency of records, governance benchmarks, and 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 You Should Know About DIC Benefits

Posted in Uncategorized on November 30, 2015
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What you should know about the DIC Benefits; VeteranAid.org

The wide world of benefits available to veterans, their spouses, and their dependents is very complicated. Keeping track of what’s out there, what you might qualify for, and what you can actually expect to get in the instances where you do qualify is nearly impossible for the average military family.  In the hopes of helping Read More »

What to Know About CHAMPVA Benefits

Posted in Uncategorized on November 23, 2015
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What to Know About CHAMPVA Benefits; VeteranAid.org

Veterans and their families can take advantage of a good number of different types of benefits, but often you have to figure that out they exist first. Most veterans are familiar with TRICARE, the health care program that provides coverage to active duty service members and their families. You may be less familiar with CHAMPVA, Read More »

6 Techniques for Living with Chronic Pain

Posted in Uncategorized on November 13, 2015
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6 Techniquesfor living with Chronic Pain; VeteranAid.org

Everyone’s experienced acute pain, the temporary pain that occurs to let us know something’s wrong – the pain of a bee sting, a broken bone, or a cold. While it can feel plenty bad in the moment, acute pain goes away. As the body heals, the pain will subside. Chronic pain doesn’t go away so Read More »

10 Easy, Cheap & Fun Things to Do with Your Grandkids

Posted in Uncategorized on November 6, 2015
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10 Easy, Cheap & Fun Things to Do with Your Grandkids; VeteranAid.org

Visits with the grandkids are more fun when everyone puts down their handheld gadgets and spends time enjoying each other’s company. Here are 10 easy, low-cost or free ideas for making the most of your time together, whether your grandkids are young or nearly grown. 1. Get outdoors. A nature walk in a nearby park, a stroll 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 »

Choosing an Assisted Living Facility - Things to Consider

Posted in Uncategorized on October 30, 2015
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When you’re thinking of moving to an assisted living facility, there’s a lot to consider, and you may get a different opinion or recommendation from everyone you talk to. It may seem like there are a million things to think about, especially if you have grown children whose opinions differ from your own. To make Read More »

Proposed Veteran's Administration Regulation AO73 Update

Posted in Uncategorized on October 29, 2015
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The Proposed Rule AO73 ‐ Net Worth, Asset Transfers, and Income Exclusions for Needs‐Based Benefits - could have a devastating effect on the Aid and Attendance benefit. The stated intention of the change is to implement a 3 year look back period to eliminate veterans transferring assets simply to qualify for the VA’s Basic Pension with Aid and Attendance.  This Read More »

The Best Hotel Discounts and Deals for Veterans

Posted in Uncategorized on October 28, 2015
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Travel is one of the things many of us look forward to after retirement. If your travel plans include saving money, you’ll be glad to know that many big hotel chains offer special discounts for veterans and military retirees. To claim these deals, you can book them on your own or you can join a Read More »