Veterans

8 January, 2018

VA Benefits Available To Aging Veterans

2020-05-22T19:35:23-07:00January 8th, 2018|Categories: Elder Care, Resources, Veterans|

The results from the 2015 national census estimate there are 9.3 million Veterans over the age of 65 living in the U.S. These veterans served in a range of wartime conflicts around the globe. Elderly Veterans served in World War II, the Korean conflict, the Vietnam War and the Gulf War. Aging Veterans often face additional challenges as a result of their time served. Veterans are confronted with disabilities, PTSD and homelessness. Along with the standard benefits offered to Veterans of all ages, elderly Veterans have access to additional benefits. Elderly Veteran's benefits The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers ...

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23 May, 2017

Helping Family Caregivers Find The Resources They Deserve

2020-05-22T19:36:42-07:00May 23rd, 2017|Categories: Caregivers, Elder Care, Resources, Veterans|

After spending the holidays with your aging parent, you and your siblings realized your dad is no longer able to live independently. Conversations were had and decisions were made. Suddenly, you find yourself as the temporary caregiver. Your own children have been out of the house for years and now you have the role of taking care of your father - something you're willing to do but for which you feeling entirely unprepared. Fortunately, you are not alone. Washington State Department of Social and Health Services states that there are more than 800,000 Washington citizens who take care of an ...

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9 January, 2015

4 Ways You Can Help Aging Veterans

2020-05-22T19:42:07-07:00January 9th, 2015|Categories: Elder Care, Planning For Your Loved Ones, Resources, Veterans|

This is the time of year when many of us spend extended amounts of time with relatives we haven't seen in a while. Because of this, it's also a common time to notice that an elderly loved one needs more support than they are currently getting. Elders value their independence, and this can sometimes make them hesitant to ask for the help they need. This can be particularly true for Veterans. Thankfully, there are a number of great programs available to aging Veterans in the Seattle area. Help with mental and emotional health Did you know that 11 percent of ...

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30 November, 2013

4 Tips For Family Caregivers

2020-05-22T19:52:40-07:00November 30th, 2013|Categories: Elder Mediation, Long Term Care, Veterans|

Caring for an ill or aging loved one is hard work, and something that a lot of people do. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 34 million people in the United States provide unpaid care to an ill or disabled adult. On average, these family caregivers provide over 20 hours of care every week. There's a financial investment as well: many caregivers end up spending thousands of dollars out of their own pocket or cutting back on their working hours. If you're a family caregiver, be proud of the work you do. It ...

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15 January, 2013

Little-Known Program Offers Big Help To Aging Veterans

2020-05-22T19:54:10-07:00January 15th, 2013|Categories: Elder Care, Long Term Care, Veterans|

Paying for long-term care is rarely easy. When it comes to affording in-home care, assisted living or nursing home care, most people will need to think creatively about their financing options. For Veterans and their surviving spouses, this could mean taking advantage of long-term care benefits offered by the Veterans Administration. Many people aren't aware that Veterans and their surviving spouses can qualify for Aid and Attendance benefits, even if the Veteran does not have a service-connected disability. Qualifying for Aid and Attendance Aid and Attendance benefits are available to Veterans, and the surviving spouses of Veterans, if the Veteran ...

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